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How does a DUI conviction impact your ability to secure a job?

Although not every driving under the influence (DUI) charge is a felony, it might as well be, especially considering how a conviction for one can get you fired from your current job or make it harder to secure a new one. If the job you have or want involves working with children, being privy to sensitive materials or driving, then a DUI conviction may jeopardize your ability to either get or keep it.

What happens if you refuse breath or blood testing in Virginia?

In Virginia, much like other states, all motorists suspected of either driving drunk or drugged are required to submit to have either breath or blood alcohol testing performed on them if asked. Under Virginia state law though, a motorist is only required to submit to such chemical testing within the first three hours of their arrest of driving under the influence (DUI).

DUI charges can come up over prescription drugs

As long as a person always drinks responsibly and never gets behind the wheel after drinking, they will never have to worry about facing DUI charges, right? Actually, there are situations in which a Virginian driver could face DUI charges without having a single drop of alcohol in their system when driving. For one, here in Virginia, alcohol is not the only substance a person could face DUI charges over.

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