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Recent Posts in Penalties Category

  • DUI charges are not foolproof

    When someone in West Virginia is accused of DUI, it can have far-reaching consequences. In addition to the consequences of the justice system's sentencing and penalties, the individual may have to face much more significant concerns, such as reputation and future lifestyle changes. This may be the case in a recent DUI arrest where the spokesman for the West Virginia Department of Transportation ...
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  • Berkeley County deputy loses job after DUI-related crash

    The incident occurred on May 1, 2013, when Berkeley County sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene of an accident. There, the deputies found that one of the vehicles involved in the collision belonged to one of their own. An off-duty deputy from Martinsburg told the on-duty officers that his girlfriend was driving the vehicle. Berkeley County deputies called for the assistance of the West ...
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  • Last call DUIs target of West Virginia legislation

    West Virginia law currently allows liquor establishments to hold last call until 3 in the morning. According to some lawmakers, this closing time is one hour too late, contributing to more incidents involving an intoxicated driver. It is not just the hour that some lawmakers claim is the problem, but also the fact that this cut off time is one hour later than those of neighboring jurisdictions. ...
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