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Can you be charged with DUI if your BAC is below the legal limit?

Drunk driving is a common reason why police may arrest a motorist in Virginia. Many people in Virginia already know that the legal limit for how high a motorist's blood alcohol content can be in order to charge the motorist with drunk driving is 0.08 percent. What they may not know, however, is that in Virginia a motorist can face DUI charges even if their BAC is lower than the legal limit.

How is child support calculated in Virginia?

Determining child support in Virginia may seem straightforward, as there is a statutory formula for calculating how much support is owed. Plus, in Virginia, there is a presumption that the amount of child support as calculated by the statutory guidelines is correct. However, this presumption can be rebutted. To rebut this presumption, there must be findings that the amount calculated per the guidelines is unjust or inappropriate for the parties' specific situation, based on certain factors that affect the parents' obligations, ability to pay and the best interests of the child.

Can you be charged with reckless driving if you're not speeding?

Sometimes driving on highways in Virginia can be a real hassle, especially during a busy rush hour. It may be tempting to try to speed, or in some other fashion try to get to our destinations quicker. However, if doing so puts the safety of others in danger, it could constitute the crime of reckless driving.

Amazon founder settles property division issues in his divorce

Most people in Virginia have ordered something from the online retail giant Amazon at some point in time, and it seems like the company grows in popularity every day. The CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, has recently settled his divorce with his wife, MacKenzie Bezos.

How does an annulment differ from a divorce?

Our readers may have heard the news that following a recent wedding in Las Vegas, actor Nicholas Cage is sought an annulment after only having been married for four days. While this might seem to be a story out of a movie or television program, the fact of the matter is that sometime a couple who quickly realize that their marriage will not last will seek an annulment rather than a divorce. This may cause people to wonder, how does an annulment differ from a divorce?

Virginia has a zero tolerance policy for underage DUI

It is not unusual for teenagers and young adults to dabble in risky behavior, including drinking alcohol, even if they're underage. However, just like adults, those under age 21 sometimes find themselves facing drunk driving charges. Virginia residents may wonder, however, if those under the legal drinking age will face the same penalties adults do if they are convicted of DUI.

Does Virginia allow for DUI expungement?

Most people in Virginia understand that being convicted of driving under the influence can have a significant long-term impact on a person's entire life. Of course, there are the initial penalties, such as fines, the suspension of a driver's license and possible jail time to contend with. However, even after a person has paid their debt to society, having a DUI on your criminal record will show up when a person performs a criminal background check on you. This could limit your housing options and employment opportunities, meaning that you could feel the effects of that DUI conviction for a very long time.

New app aims to help co-parents with child custody issues

These days there are many different types of apps aimed at helping divorced parents in Virginia and across the nation who want to co-parent their child. A new app on the market, coParenter, aims to help make co-parenting easier. The app provides a means for parents to share calendars and schedules. It also has location-based tools that can be used during child custody exchanges and provides a way for parents to request a one-time change in their normal parenting-time schedule if necessary. Parents can keep track of their expenses relating to the child, as well as reimbursements. It also provides tools parents can use when it comes to making day-to-day care decisions with regards to raising their child.

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