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Blog Posts in March, 2015

  • West Virginia Supreme Court delivers ruling in DUI-related case

    We often write about the consequences of a drunk driving conviction, as well as the threat of license suspension. In both cases, it is assumed that the person facing these consequences was the person driving the vehicle when it was pulled over. How could it be otherwise? Well, West Virginia has a law that makes it a crime to allow someone else to drive your car if you know or suspect that that ...
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  • Second and third DUI charges need to be taken seriously

    If you are facing your second or third (or even fourth) DUI, you probably already know that the stakes are high. With each conviction, the subsequent charges you face only get more serious, as do the consequences. That’s why it’s extremely important to have a criminal defense lawyer on your side who can fight on your behalf. For a second DUI offense in West Virginia, the fines you face are ...
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  • Field sobriety tests explained: The One-Leg Stand test

    In today's post, we will continue and conclude our discussion on three field sobriety tests commonly used around the nation. While there are a number of tests that may be able to help determine if a driver is impaired, these three tests were developed and recommended by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. We have already discussed the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test and the ...
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  • Field sobriety tests explained: The Walk-and-Turn test

    Last week, we discussed a field sobriety test known as the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus. This is a test you might have seen on television or in a movie, where a police officer has the suspect track a moving object with their eyes. The object is often a pen, a flashlight or the officer's finger. Although there are a number of field sobriety tests used in different states, the HGN is one of three tests ...
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