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Changes To The West Virginia DUI Law

Effective July 1, 2020, The West Virginia Legislature enacted Senate Bill 130 which drastically altered the laws  governing DUI in West Virginia. The most significant change to the laws governing DUI in West Virginia was the elimination of the Office of Administrative Hearings. Drivers in West Virginia charged with DUI will no longer receive an […]

Do I Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Even the most dedicated, hardworking people require help when something unexpected happens. This is especially true when an unexpected medical condition prevents full-time work. If you suffer from a severe medical impairment, you may wonder if you qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits. First, you must prove that you suffer from a severe medical condition […]

I Have Been Arrested for DUI – Now What?

An arrest for driving under the influence in West Virginia can trigger a confusing and complicated series of events that often results in more questions than answers. Most drivers are arraigned by video and released within 24 hours of their arrest. At the arraignment, the Magistrate typically informs drivers of their many rights, including the […]

Should I Refuse a Breath Test During a DUI Arrest?

I am often asked whether refusing to provide a breath sample during a DUI investigation is a good idea. In answering this question, it is important to distinguish between the preliminary breath test and the secondary breath test in West Virginia. Both tests carry different evidentiary value in a court of law and can have […]