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3 Important Things to Know About Virginia DUI Laws

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DUI laws can vary greatly from state to state. The DUI laws in Virginia have a number of qualities that set them apart from the norm, and which deserve a closer examination, particularly for someone facing a Virginia DUI charge.

In Virginia, DUI Refers to your Blood Alcohol Content while Driving

While most states will determine guilt based on the results of a blood alcohol content (BAC) test, a Virginia DUI is based on a person's BAC while they were driving. This means that a driver's BAC at the time of the test may differ from when they were actually operating their vehicle. And with an expert's testimony, a good Virginia DUI attorney may be able to prove this in court.

DUI and DWI are the Same Offense

While most states differentiate between driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while intoxicated (DWI), these are considered to be the same offense under Virginia DUI law. The same statutes make it illegal to drive while intoxicated or under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Driving on a Virginia Highway Gives "Implied Consent" to a BAC Test

If you are driving on a Virginia highway, and you are arrested for a DUI, then you have already given your "implied consent" to undergo a BAC test. This makes every driver on Virginia highways susceptible to a blood or breath test. 

For more information about Virginia DUI laws and how they will impact your DUI charge, visit our article library.

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Under Virginia law, if you are convicted of DUI in the General District Court, you have a right to appeal and get a new trial in the Circuit Court. Bob Battle guarantees that, if you wish to appeal your case, he will represent you on appeal to the Circuit Court for FREE! Contact Virginia DUI Lawyer Bob Battle to schedule your legal consultation today - 804-673-5600.

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100% of my practice is devoted to serious traffic defense and criminal litigation in state and federal courts
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