Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Tests Are Important Pieces of Evidence
A person who is suspected of might be asked to take a field sobriety test if he or she is pulled over by law enforcement officers. One of the tests in the three-test battery is the horizontal gaze nystagmus test. This test has to do with the response of the eyes when a person is asked to track an obje...
Know How To Handle Different Points In A DUI Case
As the holiday season continues on, so do the festivities. These might include alcohol, which can make the party seem like a lot more fun. However, the fun might stop as soon as you opt to get behind the wheel of a vehicle after you have had a few drinks. If you have been drinking and see the flashing lights of a police vehicle behin...
Drugs And Alcohol Are Major Factors In Crime
Studies have shown that drugs and alcohol tend to go hand-in-hand with crime. Around 60 percent of individuals who are arrested for a variety of crimes test positive for drug use at the time, and 80 percent of individuals who are arrested abuse alcohol or drugs. In some cases, alcohol and drug use leads to the crime; in other cases, ...
DUI Charges Also Relate to Boat Operation
Published on July 3, 2017 on behalf of Wade Grimes Friedman Meinken & Leischner PLLC
With the beautiful weather and relaxing summer months, so also comes enjoying fun recreation in Virginia waters. What many people fail to remember, however, is that enjoying alcohol while...
Study Shows Fatal Collisions Have Tripled When Marijuana Involved
Published on July 27, 2017 on behalf of Wade Grimes Friedman Meinken & Leischner PLLC
Driving in Virginia and other aspects of daily living are changing quickly these days. As more states consider legalizing marijuana...
FAQ Friday – DUI in Virginia
There are many misconceptions about what a person is required to do if they get pulled over by the police for driving under the influence (DUI). As Rebecca Wade, partner at Wade Grimes Friedman Meinken and Leischner, explains -- in Virginia, there is only one test you are legall...
D-U-I-D: Driving Under the Influence of Drugs – FAQ Friday
It’s common knowledge that the legal blood alcohol limit for is .08 and above. But that’s not the case for drugs, as there are only legal limits for three drug substances other than alcohol: cocaine, PCP, and methamphetamines.
How does self-administration fac...
Common Alcohol-Related Charges – FAQ Friday
Published March 16, 2018 by
It’s no coincidence that holidays like New Years, 4th of July, and St. Patrick’s Day have statistically higher instances of arrest compared to the rest of the year. The common denominator? Alcohol consumption. With big St. Patrick’s Day celebration...
What to Do When Pulled Over for a Traffic Violation in Virginia?
You’ve just been pulled over by a police officer, and in addition to dealing with your elevated blood pressure and sweaty palms, you're asking yourself, “How best can I protect myself legally from a potential violation?” Rebecca Wade, partner at Wade Grimes Friedman Meinken & Leischner PLLC...