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ASAP Good Behavior Violations in Virginia

October 19, 2018

Perhaps you haven’t broken any criminal or traffic laws since your DUI or Reckless Driving conviction. But now, your front door is decorated with a summons from your local court for a “Good Behavior Violation- Failure to Comply with ASAP.” What...

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WRG Video Blog - Stephen P. Pfeiffer - DUI Attorney - Frequently Asked Questions

June 27, 2018

In his inaugural video blog Virginia Beach DUI attorney, Stephen P. Pfeiffer, Esq., discusses two questions he is often asked regarding DUI laws in Virginia.

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Private Property DUI: Do I Have to Give A Breath or Blood Sample?

April 30, 2018

Stephen Pfeiffer of Wolcott Rivers Gates discusses when you are legally required to provide a blood or breath sample in the state of Virginia. In this article, Mr. Pfeiffer also shares ways to avoid accidentally providing incriminating evidence...

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The 'Driving While Revoked - DUI Related' Hat Trick of Charges: Are You a Victim?

March 02, 2018

Driving with a revoked license after a DUI conviction can quickly take a toll on your freedom. What’s worse is that police and prosecutors routinely charge individuals with THREE counts of ‘Driving While Revoked - DUI Related’ for a single act of...

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Is Smell Still Sufficient for Probable Cause in Virginia?

August 24, 2015

As many criminal defense practitioners can attest, the typical fact pattern for a “routine” marijuana charge is your client being stopped by police for some minor traffic infraction and upon approaching the window of the car smells a distinct odor...

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Virginia DUI Journal: The Breath Test, Part II

August 06, 2015

One of the most common ways for the government to prove a person is driving under the influence is through the use of Virginia Code 18.2-266(i). See: https://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+18.2-266 This section criminalizes operating...

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Virginia DUI Journal: The BreathTest, Part I

June 02, 2015

One of the most common ways for the government to prove a person is driving under the influence is through the use of Virginia Code 18.2-266(i). See: https://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+18.2-266 This section criminalizes operating...

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3 Little Known Facts About Field Sobriety Tests In Virginia

July 27, 2014

Your Weight May Be A Defense One of the tests you perform in the SFSTs is the One-Leg Stand test. When the tests were conducted it was concluded that people who are overweight by 50 or more pounds had difficulty performing this test. If you are 50...

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YOU CAN REFUSE FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS

May 02, 2014

This article will focus on the popular misconception surrounding Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (“SFST”). In Virginia, there are laws that require a driver to provide their identification (Virginia Code 46.2-104) or to submit to a breath or...

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