Virginia DUI Attorney | Parking While Intoxicated

Portner & Shure Law Firm Serving Maryland, Virginia & Washington D.C.


While we all know the dangers of drinking and driving, some of you may be surprised to learn that simply having the key in the ignition may cost you a DUI. This means that even if you are not driving at all, but have the key in the ignition, you may be cited with a DUI. The courts rationalize that the vehicle can easily be placed into motion from a state of having the key in the ignition. This rule applies even if the engine is not on.