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Virginia's DUI laws undergo major change

Earlier this year, Virginia politicians passed 836 new bills during their legislative session. As a result, a spate of new laws – influencing a wide range of activities, from coal mining to the preservation of historical cemeteries – took effect on July 1.

Some of the most radical changes affect the state’s DUI laws. Specifically, Virginia’s ‘implied consent’ rules have been revised. In some scenarios, the penalties have been reduced; in others, increased – to a draconian degree. 

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