Overweight and Oversized Citations by your Virginia Beach Trucker’s Attorney

If you are an owner, employee, or contractor working for or with a logistics, freight or a distribution company involved in the movement of goods, you absolutely must have a firm understanding of the laws of the road.  Unfortunately, the laws in Virginia can be harsh in this regard.  There have been reports of overweight citations issued to individuals, despite the fact that they possessed valid hauling permits.  For an interesting blog article on the topic entitled, Virginia Hauling [...]

Celebrities Caught Driving Under the Influence

It seems like celebrities getting caught driving under the influence have become a common occurrence these days. Whether we read it on the newspaper or see it on television, it's no surprise to see another Hollywood celeb caught drunk driving.While we expect these stars to face charges just like the rest of the people who arrested for DUI, their cases rarely result in jail time, or if they do, only for a very short stint. Could this be one [...]

38-Year Old Father Faces 5th DUI Charge

Brian Whittemore, 38 years old, is now facing his fifth DUI charge after he was spotted outside a liquor store with a child hanging out of the car.According to report, the Florida father was arrested by the police while he was driving with three children inside the car. At the time of the incident, three kids were with the suspect but only one of the children was Whittemore’s.Whittemore said during the field sobriety test, I'm just trying to get [...]

What You Need to Know About DUI Traffic Stops

This post will be dedicated to answering the most common questions about driving under the influence, legal alcohol limits, defending a drunk driving case, and finding the right DUI lawyer in Norfolk, VA.What is the legal limit for blood alcohol limit (BAC)?It is illegal for you to drive while impaired by ANY substance. Impairment means that enough of the drug is in your system to alter your thinking and driving. Many people impaired long before they think they are.For [...]

What Does It Mean to Be Charged With A DUI?

The term DUI is an umbrella term. The actual offense(s) you are charged with will depend on the specific nature of the crime. Different factors, like prior convictions, intoxication level, offense severity, and whether or not anyone was injured or killed as a result of the crime will determine the actual criminal charge. Understand that you are never charged with a DUI, but with a combination of the most specific charges. Because there are so many nuances to a [...]

Should I Hire a DUI Lawyer?

The short answer: Yes. A DUI conviction can carry significant consequences, such as a suspended license, fines, or even jail time. And those are just the short-term consequences. Over the long term, a DUI can impact your employment opportunities and career prospects. If you have been arrested for a DUI or a DWI, it is important that you find a DUI lawyer in Virginia Beach who can help you navigate through the court system.How a DUI Lawyer Can HelpIt [...]

Man Arrested for DUI Crash

Tulsa Country Sheriff's Office arrested Brian L. Ragsdale who was charged with causing an injury wreck while driving under the influence of drugs. According to authorities, Ragsdale "had taken pain medication before he crossed the center line and hit a motorcyclist last year." He had a previous back injury that required him take pain medication but he had run out of the prescription and took Lortab instead before the accident.The passenger on the motorcycle had her leg amputated because she [...]

Man Sentenced to 9 Years Following the Death of a Newborn

Ramon Hernandez, who was suspected of DUI, has been sentenced to a maximum of 9 years in prison after a Colorodo couple's newborn died in the accident in Northern New Mexico on June 2012.The couple, Aileen and Zach Smith of Colorado Springs, was driving to California for a baby shower when another car driven by Hernandez veered in front of their SUV. The baby died immediately.Hernandez could have faced a longer sentence but he was acquitted of DWI and [...]

State Troopers on Teen Safety Driving

A group of troopers are reaching out to teens hoping to encourage them to avoid teen driving deaths. They were inspired by the deaths of a state trooper's teenage stepdaughters and formed a group called Drive to Survive.Burgess came back to Rockingham County on the 21st of June 2012 when his two stepdaughters met a tragic accident involving an impaired driver 30 days later. Burgess said it's an accident that no other families should go through.The group visits high [...]

Lewes Man Faces DUI Charge

Last Tuesday morning, 42-year old Donald Kilgore was arrested and charged with driving under the influence after troopers pulled over his truck. According to report, authorities received a call regarding a blue Ford Ranger swerving all over southbound on Coastal Highway. When a police trooper spotted the vehicle in the area, he tried to stop driver but the truck continued southbound instead. Kilgore was traveling at a high rate of speed, nearly hitting another trooper’s vehicle.In addition to DUI, the [...]

47-Year Old Man Accused of Driving Under the Influence

After getting involved in a fatal crash that killed two passengers in Carbon County, suspect Richard M. Matsick was charged with vehicular homicide while driving drunk. According to record, the incident took place early morning of August 3. Matsick was driving erractically on Fireline Road in Packer Township when his vehicle crashed into a tree. Two passengers died at the scene of the accident while the third one sustained serious injuries.In addition to DUI, Matsick was also charged with reckless [...]

8-Years in Prison for a DUI Crash

Shira Seymour was sentenced last Tuesday to a maximum of eight years in prison after she pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide.There was a video from a local bar showing that Seymour was so drunk prior to the incident. The fatal crash where Seymour got charged with aggravated vehicular homicide killed local attorney Annie Rooney.Also, records show that Seymour has a history of impaired driving charges. She already got her licenses suspended three times and was charged with drunken [...]

Lompoc Man Arrested for Alleged DUI

William Alex Gomez, 18 years old, was arrested last Saturday evening for allegedly driving under the influence. According to report, the incident took place at around 1:22 a.m. last Saturday. Police received a call regarding the traffic collision and they immediately responded to the scene of the accident. It was found out during the initial investigation that Gomez was indeed intoxicated when the collision took place. Gomez was then arrested and booked into Lompoc Jail on a $100,000 bond. Click here for [...]