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February 2014 Archives

Criticisms of implied consent tests and blood draws

Implied consent laws have generated controversy. In Virginia, such a law allows police to secrure a breath or blood sample from individuals suspected of driving while under the influence if an officer has probable cause to believe a driver has been drinking.

In divorce, a business may be part of the property division

For small business owners in Virginia, going through divorce may have an added complication that most other couples will not have to face. Like any other asset owned by one or both spouses, a business may be considered part of the marital property. In other words, in order to keep your business, you may have to pay your spouse part of its value.

Interlock ignition devices increasing in use due to Virginia law

Hopefully we all understand that the consequences of a DUI arrest or conviction can be severe.  Those charged with a DUI can potentially pay thousands of dollars in fines and other penalties, and there is also a chance of spending time in jail.

Court ruling comes down pertaining to accuracy of breath tests

While it probably won't surprise many of our Virginia readers, the Supreme Court for one other state has ruled that breathalyzer devices cannot always be relied upon to provide accurate readings. This ruling could result in a great many DUI cases being thrown out.

Vietnam vet from Virginia sentenced for drunk driving charges

A Vietnam veteran has been sentenced after being arrested on drunk driving charges. The Virginia man was on his job as a driver for a nonprofit group that serves special needs and senior citizens when he was involved in a one-vehicle accident. The drunk driving charges were issued by an officer after he claimed he smelled alcohol on the man's breath.

Study: divorce-themed movies can help heal real-life marriages

Divorce and marital problems are popular themes in movies, as film buffs in Virginia know. Though divorce in real life does not always resemble how it is depicted on the silver screen, a new study suggests that certain movies can help troubled couples work on their relationships.

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