Richmond, VA asked in DUI / DWI for Virginia

Q: Can you get a DUI/DWI in Virginia if parked on private property with keys in ignition.

I was parked on private property with keys in ignition and was given a DUI charge. Is this legal?

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Stephen Patrick Pfeiffer
Stephen Patrick Pfeiffer
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A: Yes you can. If it was truly private property the blood alcohol results may not be admissible against you. But in Virginia you can be convicted for DUI on private property. The definition of “Operation” by the courts is very broad. Simply having your key in the ignition is enough.

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