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Challenge Mandatory Minimum Sentencing for Alleged Repeat DWIs

Virginia police and prosecutors love seeking mandatory minimum sentencing in DWI cases for blood/breath alcohol levels allegedly at 0.15 or higher, and for repeat DWI offenses. Mandatory minimum sentencing efforts must always be thoroughly challenged. Thankfully, Virginia DWI law makes clear that mandatory minimum sentencing for...

Asserting Your Rights with Police, Including This Memorial Day Weekend

Like bear feasting on salmon swimming upstream, police often troll for arrestees in such easy picking areas as bar neighborhoods and at such times as Memorial Day weekend. If that were not so, why are Arlington County, Virginia, police out in force on Friday and...

Obtaining Virginia restricted driving privileges after a federal DWI conviction

It is a pain enough to receive a federal DWI conviction than also having to come to state court to seek restricted Virginia driving privileges. Unfortunately, Virginia statutory law requires a revocation of Virginia driving privileges (or revocation of all driving privileges for Virginia licensees)...

Virginia DWI Defense – Challenging Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Testimony

The horizontal gaze nystagmus test ("HGN") is routinely included among the field sobriety tests. Even if the test's name sounds scientific, in reality the test involve's the police officer having the DWI suspect follow a pen or other stimulus with the suspects' eyes, while the...