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Tag Archives: Leesburg DUI Defense Attorney

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Transporting a Minor While Under the Influence (DUI)

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Getting a DUI in Virginia typically comes with hefty penalties, which may include thousands of dollars in fines, community service, license suspension, and the possibility of time in jail. If your DUI also involved an injury auto accident, you may be looking at a civil lawsuit for monetary damages and the other person’s pain… Read More »

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Should I Hire an Attorney for My First DUI Offense?

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

The consequences of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in Virginia are severe. Besides endangering yourself and others, a DUI charge could cost you time, money, legal privileges, your reputation in the community, and possibly your career. However, your first (and hopefully your only) DUI offense does not need to ruin your… Read More »

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Do You Have to Submit to Field Sobriety Tests When You Are Pulled Over for a DWI?

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

When the police stop your vehicle because they believe you may have been drinking, you can expect a relatively routine interaction. The police will first ask for your identification and proof of auto insurance. Next they will ask you a few questions. The police want to hear your answers and see if you slur… Read More »

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Out of State DUI Offenses: Why You Can’t Go Home and Ignore the Charge

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

An out of state motorist was recently charged with driving under the influence after hitting another vehicle and then crashing his 2015 Nissan into a tree near the James Monroe Highway and Lime Kiln Road intersection. No one else was injured but unfortunately, the accused Maryland man suffered serious injuries. Despite his life threatening… Read More »

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Supreme Court Hears Case That Could Affect Virginia DUI Laws

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments from a trio of plaintiffs challenging their state’s DUI laws that make it a criminal offense to refuse to submit to a breathalyzer during a DUI traffic stop. Over a dozen states, including Virginia, criminalize the offense and the court’s ruling could have an impact on… Read More »

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Defense Attorneys May Assert Unconventional “Involuntary Intoxication Defense”

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Defense attorneys representing Andrew Schmuhl, a former attorney accused of a bizarre home invasion, recently informed the Fairfax County Court judge hearing the case they may intend to use a rarely used “involuntary intoxication” defense. The case stems from a brutal home invasion case in November 2014 when Schmuhl and his wife were arrested… Read More »

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