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With DUI, what happens in Virginia may not stay in Virginia

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. That's a tourism tagline nearly everyone has heard at some time. High on the same list is "Virginia is for Lovers." People from all over the United States come to this region of the mid-Atlantic to take in the history, be impressed by the naval might on display and vacation on the shores of the ocean and the Chesapeake.

What's in a name? As to impaired driving charges, not much

The language of Virginia law when it comes to driving under the influence of anything is pretty straightforward. If you operate any motor vehicle under the influence of any intoxicating substance, you can be arrested and charged with driving under the influence.

What's the possible penalty for a first time DUI in Virginia?

Just about a year ago, that we wrote about consequences an individual in Virginia could face if convicted for a third time for driving under the influence. Penalties can be serious in such cases. So can they be for first time DUI offenses, however, so anytime a charge is brought you should be prepared to do all you can to protect your rights. Working with a skilled attorney is the way to do that.

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