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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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  • 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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  • 'I honestly believed I wasn't intoxicated' common in DUI cases
    'I honestly believed I wasn't intoxicated' common in DUI cases

    Whether it was at a bar, at a house party or any other even that serves alcohol, the readers of our Martinsburg DUI/DWI law blog have probably heard someone declare that he or she is safe to drive ...

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  • I know the legal limit is.08 but how do I know my BAC is there?
    I know the legal limit is.08 but how do I know my BAC is there?

    Under West Virginia law, individuals with a .08 blood alcohol content are considered to be a drunk driver if they get behind the wheel of a car. Most Martinsburg drivers are probably aware of this ...

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  • PUI spells trouble for West Virginia snow plow driver
    PUI spells trouble for West Virginia snow plow driver

    In West Virginia, there isn’t really a criminal offense called "plowing under the influence" or PUI, but it doesn’t mean that an individual cannot be arrested for the behavior it describes. That is ...

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