How long is a search warrant good for?

Posted by Gene Cox | Jan 03, 2019 | 0 Comments

I recently had a client ask me if search warrants expired.  The answer is yes, they do!  First, a search warrant must state the time and date that it was issued.  Although the absence of this information will not necessarily make the warrant invalid, this information must be proved by other evide...

Can the police just break in with a search warrant?

Posted by Gene Cox | Jan 03, 2019 | 0 Comments

It depends.  Normally, under Virginia law, the police must: (1) knock; (2) identify themselves as police officers; (3) indicate the reason for their presence; and (4) wait a reasonable time for the occupants to answer the door.  As with everything else in the law, there are exceptions to this req...

Ignition interlock devices and company vehicles

Posted by Gene Cox | Jan 02, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you have been convicted of DUI and been granted a restricted license, you must have an ignition interlock device installed on your vehicle and have it properly calibrated each month.  You must then provide proof of the installation to the ASAP program where you are enrolled.  What happens if y...

What is an ignition interlock device?

Posted by Gene Cox | Jan 02, 2019 | 0 Comments

An ignition interlock device is machine that tests your breath before you start your car. It is about the size of a pack of cards and is installed so that the driver can access it before he or she starts his or her car. O.K., why would anybody want one of these? You would only get an ignition int...

First time offender program

Posted by Gene Cox | Dec 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

The first time offender program in Virginia is a great chance for people who have been charged with a drug offense or domestic violence to avoid a conviction. The first time offender program for people accused of drug offenses is sometimes called the 251 program because of the statute that descri...

Can I get bail?

Posted by Gene Cox | Nov 05, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you have a husband, wife, child, grandchild, or friend that has been arrested you are worried about how they can get out of prison. First, no one wants to be in prison. Second, statistics show that it is much more likely that you will be acquitted or receive a favorable outcome if you are out ...

Virginia DUI Law

In Virginia, driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or medication is illegal. If a driver who is subjected to chemical testing during a traffic stop registers at 0.08 percent blood-alcohol content (BAC) or higher, he or she is illegally impaired.

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