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Virginia DWI defending requires keeping collateral consequences in mind

Virginia DWI defending includes being aware of the accused's risks for immigration and traveling abroad. As a Virginia DUI lawyer, I know that the Supreme Court requires a defense lawyer to consider immigration risks from a criminal conviction.  Padilla v. Kentucky, 559 U.S. 356 (2010). On...

Habitual Drunkard VA Statute is Unconstitutional

Habitual drunkard laws are found in the Virginia Code and in federal immigration law. As a Fairfax DUI lawyer, I am delighted that a deeply divided United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit this week invalidated Virginia's habitual drunkard law as unconstitutional. Manning,...