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Alexandria Virginia Law Blog

Ways to challenge a breathalyzer test

There are several possible ways to challenge a breathalyzer test that has resulted in drunk driving charges. A DUI can be devastating for many accused drivers and can take a toll on both accused drivers and their families which is why accused drivers should be...

What are DUI penalties in Virginia?

Drunk driving penalties can be a significant set back for accused drivers. For that reason, accused drivers in Virginia should know what the penalties are how to fight drunk driving charges. The penalties for drunk driving charges There are several different penalties...

Tips for getting through your divorce

Divorce is rarely an easy endeavor. It can be fraught with emotions and pain, and it can be difficult to see the road ahead. But as challenging as it may be to see hope for the future, you should recognize that there are things that you can do to make life...

How long are license suspensions after a DUI?

As it is now summer in Virginia, people will be out with friends and family enjoying the warm weather. There are many different activities that people do with their friends and family, but it is common for people to drink alcohol while they are participating in these...

What are my custody options if I am a victim of violence?

As is the case with other states, Virginia has laws on the books designed to protect victims of domestic violence who are involved in child custody and parenting time disputes. The law allows judges in this state may consider any history of domestic abuse that...

Why is it important to establish paternity?

Many Virginia fathers may not realize it but they do not have parental rights unless they have established paternity of their children. If the father is married to the mother, there is generally no need to establish paternity. However, in the case of unmarried...

The Gates’ divorce: What we learn about a high-asset divorce

Even when it is mutually agreed to, ending a marriage is not an easy life event to go through. It is often heavy with emotions, and when a couple has much wealth, it can be especially challenging to sort through each and everything. A high-asset divorce can involve...

Ex-spouse in violation of a court order? Here are your options

Court orders are meant to be followed. That’s why parties to a divorce case work hard to develop the best arguments possible in hopes of obtaining a favorable order. But despite the power of the court, not everyone listens to a judge or his or her orders. This is...

What are possible defenses to theft?

Theft charges can result in jail time, fines and other possible penalties and consequences. For that reason, individuals who have been accused of a theft crime should be familiar with their criminal defense options and how to go about them. Defenses to theft charges...

Woman arrested for DUI after turning onto train tracks

Driving is a privilege and should be treated as such. Motorists are expected to be properly licensed and are trusted to operate a motor vehicle in accordance with the rules of the road. In Virginia, like other states across the nation, motorists are legally obligated...