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Traffic Offenses – DUI – Vehicle Operator – Rule 5A:18 (access required)

Although defendant contends neither a neighbor 200 yards from the scene of defendant’s auto accident, nor the state trooper who responded to the call about the accident, saw defendant operate the motor vehicle, there was sufficient circumstantial evidence to convict ...

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Traffic Offenses – DUI – Implied Consent Law – Test Refusal (access required)

A Fairfax Circuit Court rejects defendant’s claim that the implied consent statute, Va. Code § 18.2-268.3, is unconstitutionally vague, and denies his motion to dismiss the charge of refusal to submit to an intoxication test. Defendant argues that Code § ...

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That’s the ticket…

Here’s an item for the upcoming holiday weekend. It’s the 4th of July, and you’re traveling to visit family and friends. Or maybe you’re just trying to get away. You run a little behind, so you need to make time. ...

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Traffic Offenses – Aggravated Involuntary Manslaughter – DUI – Rule 5A:18 (access required)

The Court of Appeals affirms an aggravated involuntary manslaughter conviction of a man who, with his female companion, was falling-down drunk when asked to leave a bar, and who followed her in her Hummer H3 in his Chevy Avalanche, colliding ...

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Traffic Offenses – Driving On Suspended License – Prior Offenses (access required)

Contrary to defendant’s assertion on appeal, the trial court did sua sponte reopen evidence to review defendant’s DMV transcript, which proved his prior offenses, and the Court of Appeals affirms defendant’s conviction of driving on a suspended license, third or ...

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Traffic Offenses – Driving On Suspended License – Prior Offenses – Local Ordinance (access required)

A defendant’s prior convictions for driving on a suspended license under a local Danville ordinance substantially similar to Va. Code § 46.2-301 can count toward enhanced punishment under the statute for a third or similar offense, and the Court of ...

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