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Learn your options after a DUI arrest in Virginia

All too often, we hear of people just pleading guilty to drunk driving charges. People falsely believe either that they have no other option or that a first time driving under the influence conviction is not a big deal. At Sevila, Saunders, Huddleston & White, we are here to tell you this is simply not true. You do have options and a first time DUI conviction is a big deal.

Could a passenger's open container get you charged with DUI?

Yes. Under Virginia law, if a partially-consumed container of alcohol is found in the passenger area of your vehicle and you seem drunk to a cop, the law begins with the assumption that you're intoxicated. This is an aspect of Virginia's "open container" law, ยง 18.2-323.1.

Know Virginia law on alcohol, boating and summer fun with kids

Summer finally seems to be on its way, so we thought now would be a good time to cover some dos and don'ts of enjoying alcoholic beverages during summer activities -- especially when you're with kids. As you may already know, Virginia law considers boating under the influence of alcohol to be the exact same offense as DUI involving a car, motorcycle or truck. Here are a few other tips about mixing alcohol or drugs with outdoor fun.

A couple of things NOT to do if you're pulled over for DUI in Virginia

We never intend to make light of drunk driving. Perhaps more than most people, we understand just how serious a DUI charge can be. We help people deal with these charges every day, and we see it all. One thing that's certainly true about alcohol intoxication, however, is that it tends to lower people's inhibitions and impair their judgment, right?

When LCSO eyes aren't smiling

Everything from algae to zucchini will be green on St. Patrick's Day -- except the lights atop the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office patrol cars. If the lights go on because a sheriff's deputy is pulling you over on suspicion of drunken driving, even the luck of the Irish might not save you from a DUI.

UVA hoops legend arrested for DUI

It's about a two-hour drive southwest of Leesburg to Charlottesville. That's where one of the nation's very best basketball teams -- the University of Virginia Cavaliers -- play their home games. It's also where Sean Singletary, one of the all-time greats to play at the school, had his jersey retired.

DUI: it's not a boy's club

It's a relatively short drive from Leesburg to the offices of The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility in Arlington, Virginia. The group says it is fighting to eliminate drunk driving and to promote "responsible decision-making regarding beverage alcohol."

Study: pot doesn't make drivers significantly more likely to crash

The facts about the effects of alcohol on drivers are clear. Some of the presumed facts about the effects of marijuana on drivers just went up in smoke, however. According to a study by the federal government's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, marijuana use does not significantly raise the risk of causing car accidents.

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