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E. Gordon Peters, Jr., Attorney at Law

Common Misconceptions About DUIs

In the Commonwealth of Virginia, motorists are prohibited from driving or operating a car while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. A defendant convicted of drunk driving may face serious penalties and other social consequences. However, there are several misleading information out there about DUI/DWI cases in Virginia. Without detailed guidance or representation, a person charged with drunk driving could easily end up in the worst possible situation.
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E. Gordon Peters, Jr., Attorney at Law

Your Rights When You Are Pulled Over for a DUI

As U.S. citizens, we take for granted that we’ll always retain certain rights, even under the most distressing circumstances. Specifically, just because you’ve been accused of a crime or even arrested, you’re still able to exercise your civil rights and be protected by them.
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E. Gordon Peters, Jr., Attorney at Law

Frequently Asked Questions About DUIs

Facing DUI charges can be a challenging and confusing experience. DUI charges can lead to various legal consequences. According to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, 18,648 were charged with DUI in 2019. Moreover, a DUI charge can cost between $5,000 and $20,000. That is why knowing what to do when facing a DUI charge is crucial.
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E. Gordon Peters, Jr., Attorney at Law 

If We Get a Divorce, Do I Have to Move Out?

Going through a divorce can be a difficult situation for everyone involved. On top of that, making arrangements following a divorce can lead to a series of tough choices.
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E. Gordon Peters, Jr., Attorney at Law

Issues in Same-Sex Divorces

In the Commonwealth of Virginia, gay couples who are married have similar divorce rights just as straight couples. However, various issues may arise during the divorce proceedings, including determining property, spousal support, and parental rights.
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E. Gordon Peters, Jr., Attorney at Law

Will Cheating Affect My Divorce?

Cheating can cause serious emotional issues, breaking the trust between two partners. When cheating takes place within the bonds of marriage, the consequences can be serious.
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E. Gordon Peters, Jr., Attorney at Law

Understanding Asset Division in Virginia

Division is inherent to divorce. As you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse begin living separate lives, the assets and debts you accumulated during the marriage must be divided as well. Each of you must give up some things and leave with others.
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E. Gordon Peters, Jr., Attorney at Law

How To Handle Protective Orders

In any relationship, conflict is inevitable. However, when one individual experiences relational abuse, harassment, or threatening behavior, a protective order may be necessary to prevent future incidents.
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