Impaired driving is a very serious problem throughout this nation, and Virginia isn't an exception to that. When you think of impaired driving, you can't think about only alcohol these days. Instead, you have to think about alcohol and drugs. Essentially, you would have to include anything that could alter your ability to drive in a safe manner when you think about impaired driving.
Facing drunk driving charges is hard to do, but the difficulty increases when you are facing subsequent charges after being previously convicted. Having multiple DUI convictions can end up meaning that you are labeled as a habitual offender. Understanding what this means and how it will affect you might have an impact on the effort you are going to put into your defense.
Three cases regarding drunk driving chemical tests recently went before the United States Supreme Court. The justices reviewed the cases and issued a ruling that is interesting. In short, people who are stopped by police officers can refuse to have blood tests done unless the police officers obtain warrants, but they can't refuse breath tests.
When you are placed under arrest for any crime, including drunk driving, you will be booked into the local jail. In some cases, this is known as being processed. There are several different things that will happen during this process. Understanding them might help you to make it through the process.
The summer season is here and that means that people are going to start enjoying the great outdoors. That also means that some people are going to consume alcohol while they are out in the sun. The sun and the heat can make the effects of alcohol more pronounced, which can be devastating if you are pulled over while you are driving drunk.