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Knowing Your Rights When Facing West Virginia DUI Charges

Drunk driving is a common offense in the United States. According to MADD, 57 percent of drivers who died as a result of a crash had alcohol or drugs in their systems. Given its proliferation, it is important for West Virginia residents to be knowledgeable about the laws pertaining to drunk driving. West Virginia law… Read More »

Is Drugged Driving Overtaking Drunk Driving in West Virginia?

Earlier this year, the Governors Highway Safety Association sounded an alarm when it cited national data indicating that driving under the influence of drugs was becoming a greater threat to public safety than driving under the influence of alcohol. According to the nonprofit association, the most recent national data indicate that drugs were present in… Read More »

West Virginia’s Tough Implied Consent Law for DUI

Many states have implied consent laws stating that a motorist driving on public roads has tacitly agreed to take a chemical test for alcohol after an arrest for DUI. Refusing to take the test generally results in an automatic suspension of the person’s driver’s license. West Virginia has one of the strictest implied consent laws… Read More »

Dealing with a DUI: 10 Things You Need to Know

If you’ve been arrested for a DUI, chances are you’ll have to appear before a judge for your arraignment.  The arraignment is where you enter your plea (guilty or not guilty), and you’re formally charged with the crime.  What you need to know is:  You don’t have to plea guilty or not without a plea… Read More »