Dui

A DUI might mean the end of a security clearance

If you are charged with DUI, your West Virginia employer may decide to take away an existing security clearance. However, whether you lose your clearance after being charged or convicted of this crime depends on several factors. These factors include the severity of...

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DUIs and insurance rates

Driving under the influence can cause someone to face legal problems in West Virginia. In addition to the civil and criminal woes, the driver could face additional financial costs related to insurance. Drunk driving convictions would likely raise auto insurance prices...

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Delirium tremens symptoms and treatment

People in West Virginia who usually drink four to five pints of wine, seven to eight pints of beer or one pint of hard alcohol daily for about 10 years may develop delirium tremens when they quit drinking. This life-threatening condition is more common if the person...

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Can you refuse to take a field sobriety test?

Field sobriety tests are commonly used by West Virginia law enforcement to determine whether a person is under the influence of alcohol or drugs. While these tests are an important tool in identifying drunk drivers, many people wonder whether they have the right to...

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What should you know about marijuana and DUIs ?

The state of West Virginia legalized medical marijuana in 2017 with the passage of The Medical Cannabis Act. However, recreational marijuana remains illegal in the state. However, whether your usage of marijuana is legal or illegal, the state forbids you from...

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Drugged driving dangers

Driving under the influence does not only refer to drunk driving. Drivers in West Virginia may face charges when stopped for driving under the influence of drugs. Some may wonder whether drugged driving is worse than drunk driving. Drugged driving vs. drunk driving...

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What is the one-leg stand test in West Virginia?

Some West Virginia residents might have heard of the one-leg stand test. But they may not have gone through it or when it’s used. In short, the one-leg stand test is one of several field sobriety tests that a cop will administer when pulling someone over for suspected...

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What are DUI conviction rates in West Virginia?

It’s not uncommon for West Virginia residents to drive home after having a drink or two at a party. Most drivers assume they’re still sober enough to drive at this point, but regardless of if they are or not, it’s still considered Driving Under the Influence. Driving...

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