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Examining Virginia’s Open Container Laws
Examining Virginia’s Open Container Laws

Virginia’s open container laws are a little different than most states. While open containers of alcohol are not technically prohibited, there still are consequences if you are found to have an open container in your vehicle while you are driving. Our DUI attorney explains ...

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      Virginia’s open container laws are a little different than most states. While open containers of alcohol are not technically prohibited, there still ...

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    • Are the Penalties the Same for Alcohol- and Drug-Related DUIs in Virginia?

      In Virginia, driving under the influence of a controlled substance of any kind is illegal. If you are caught driving a vehicle after consuming alcohol ...

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