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  • Drug-Related DUI: How Law Enforcement, Prosecutors Prove Impairment
    Drug-Related DUI: How Law Enforcement, Prosecutors Prove Impairment

    West Virginia and Maryland both make driving under the influence ( DUI ) a crime punishable by serious penalties. This includes not only driving under the influence of alcohol, but also drugs. While ...

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  • When is a DUI a Felony?
    When is a DUI a Felony?

    Driving under the influence ( DUI ) is a major priority for law enforcement agencies, including those in West Virginia and Maryland. Today, any DUI arrest – be it a first-time allegation or an arrest ...

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  • Can a DUI Conviction Affect My Right to Own a Firearm?
    Can a DUI Conviction Affect My Right to Own a Firearm?

    When it comes to criminal justice, there is no secret that convictions come with penalties. While many understand the possibility of fines, fees, jail time, driver’s license suspension, and other ...

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  • DUI Penalties & Consequences: Know What's at Stake
    DUI Penalties & Consequences: Know What's at Stake

    For many individuals, being charged with driving under the influence ( DUI ) marks the first time they have even been arrested, and the first time they’ll have to confront what can be a confusing ...

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  • Search & Seizure: What Are My Rights?
    Search & Seizure: What Are My Rights?

    Individuals charged with crimes, including driving under the influence ( DUI ), often have some type of contact with a law enforcement officer who stopped and / or investigated them under suspicion of ...

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  • Can You Refuse a Breath, Blood, or Urine Test During a DUI Stop?
    Can You Refuse a Breath, Blood, or Urine Test During a DUI Stop?

    In a previous blog , we discussed Field Sobriety Tests – which include the walk-and-turn, stand and balance, and Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus – and how they are important tools used by law enforcement ...

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