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Blog Posts in October, 2015

  • Does a DUI automatically result in a suspended license?

    There are quite a few consequences associated with having a DUI on one's record. In West Virginia, a suspended license is just one such penalty. License suspensions vary based on a number of factors, including the number of offenses and what type of impairing substance was utilized -- among numerous others. In accordance with state laws, license suspension or revocation is done automatically after ...
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  • West Virginia DUI: Pulled over, now what?

    West Virginia residents may not feel that they have any rights when pulled over by police officers. Thankfully, this is not true. Everyone has rights during such situations. Unfortunately, during times of stress, such as during traffic stops, it is easy for drivers to lose their cool, which can lead to a whole lot of trouble. This is most certainly true for those who are suspected of DUI. Driving ...
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  • What elevates a drunk driving offense to a felony DUI?

    When accused of driving under the influence, the circumstances surrounding the incident can have a massive impact on the level of charges filed and the severity of the potential consequences. What types of things can elevate a drunk driving charge from a misdemeanor to a felony in West Virginia? What can one do if faced with such significant criminal charges? Most DUI cases are categorized as ...
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  • Did you know you have the right to refuse a Breathalyzer test?

    When a person is pulled over for suspected DUI, it is not uncommon for that individual to feel he or she must comply with everything an officer requests. There certainly is something to be said for being compliant; however, there are reasons as to why a person may not wish to take part in roadside or other DUI testing. Did you know that, according to West Virginia laws, you are allowed to refuse a ...
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  • Man in police custody after multi-state car chase

    A young man was recently taken into custody after a multi-state car chase. According to police , this individual is accused of leading police on a chase through three states -- starting in West Virginia. The charges against him include DUI, receiving stolen property and a variety of others. The accused, an 18-year-old male from Martinsburg, allegedly stole a vehicle and led police on a chase ...
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  • Remove that DUI from your record with an expungement

    When you are arrested and charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you are subject to a host of severe consequence. As we talked about recently, these consequences can be life-changing , and the person with the DUI needs to fight for his or her rights during the case to minimize the potential damage of the charges. Once the DUI is on your record, though, how do you get rid of ...
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