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Blog Posts in November, 2014

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  • What should I consider before taking or refusing a breath test?
    What should I consider before taking or refusing a breath test?

    Today is the busiest travel day of the year, and with good reason. Thanksgiving is a short holiday with little time off of work, yet most of us can’t imagine spending Thanksgiving without our ...

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  • DUI charges and sentencing considerations in West Virginia
    DUI charges and sentencing considerations in West Virginia

    Penalties associated with a conviction for driving under the influence vary based on a number of important factors. One of these is whether the DUI offense was charged as a misdemeanor or a felony. ...

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  • West Virginia Supreme Court delivers ruling on DUI blood tests
    West Virginia Supreme Court delivers ruling on DUI blood tests

    There are sometimes discrepancies between the three primary methods of measuring blood-alcohol concentration. Most readers are familiar with the breath test (commonly referred to as a breathalyzer), ...

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  • Questions of probable cause in DUI stops can be tricky
    Questions of probable cause in DUI stops can be tricky

    We have previously written that drunk driving charges can often be contested based on the legitimacy of the traffic stop. A police officer needs to have probable cause in order to pull over a suspect. ...

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