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Understanding Blood and Urine Tests in West Virginia DUI Drug Cases

Understanding Blood and Urine Tests in West Virginia DUI Drug Cases

When facing a DUI drug charge in West Virginia, the evidence gathered through blood and urine tests can play a pivotal role in the outcome of the case. These tests are used by law enforcement to determine the presence of drugs in a driver’s system, and their results can have significant legal implications. However, challenging […]

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Understanding the Penalties for Refusing a Blood Test in West Virginia

Understanding the Penalties for Refusing a Blood Test in West Virginia

Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious offense in West Virginia, and the state has implemented stringent measures to combat it. Among these measures is the requirement for suspected impaired drivers to submit to chemical testing, which can include breath, blood, or urine tests. Refusal to comply with these tests carries significant penalties, reflecting […]

Understanding the Impact of Drugged Driving on Driver’s License and Record

Understanding the Impact of Drugged Driving on Driver's License and Record

Driving under the influence of drugs poses significant risks to both the driver and the broader community. The consequences of drugged driving extend beyond immediate legal repercussions, affecting one’s driving privileges and personal record. At The Wagner Law Firm, we understand the complexities and long-term effects that such charges can have on your life. It […]

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How to Challenge a Commercial License DUI Arrest in West Virginia

How to Challenge a Commercial License DUI Arrest in West Virginia

In West Virginia, holding a commercial driver’s license (CDL) comes with significant responsibilities and strict regulations. If you are a commercial driver arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), the consequences can be severe, potentially jeopardizing your livelihood. However, it is important to understand that a DUI arrest is not a conviction, and there are […]

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Understanding Field Sobriety Tests

Understanding Field Sobriety Tests

Field sobriety tests are standard procedures used by law enforcement officers to determine whether a driver is impaired by alcohol or drugs. These tests are typically administered during a traffic stop when an officer suspects that a driver is under the influence. The most commonly used field sobriety tests include the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test, […]

Understanding Commercial License DUI and the Legal Limit in West Virginia

Understanding Commercial License DUI and the Legal Limit in West Virginia

In West Virginia, driving under the influence (DUI) laws are stringent, and the penalties are severe, especially for those who hold a commercial driver’s license (CDL). Commercial drivers are held to higher standards compared to regular drivers due to the potential risks associated with operating large vehicles or transporting hazardous materials. Understanding the nuances of […]

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Understanding DUI Checkpoints and Probable Cause Stops in West Virginia

Understanding DUI Checkpoints and Probable Cause Stops in West Virginia

Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious offense in West Virginia, as it is in every state. To combat the dangers posed by impaired drivers, law enforcement agencies employ various methods to detect and apprehend those who operate vehicles while intoxicated. Two primary methods used in West Virginia are DUI checkpoints and probable cause […]

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Understanding the Importance of a DUI Drug Defense Attorney in West Virginia

Understanding the Importance of a DUI Drug Defense Attorney in West Virginia

Facing a DUI drug charge in West Virginia can be a daunting experience, often filled with uncertainty and stress. The complexities of DUI drug laws, combined with the severe consequences that can accompany a conviction, make it essential to have a knowledgeable defense attorney by your side. The right attorney can significantly impact the outcome […]

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