DISCLAIMER – EACH CASE IS UNIQUE AND CASE RESULTS DEPEND ON YOUR INDIVIDUAL SITUATION. CASE RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE UNDERTAKEN BY THE LAWYER.

Below we feature a sampling of case results for February and March of 2020. We avoided convictions for a number of felonies, such as hit and run and involuntary manslaughter.  We avoided convictions for misdemeanors such as hit and run, reckless driving by speed, reckless driving for passing a stopped school bus, possession of marijuana, driving on a suspended license, tunnel height violation, no city hauling permit, aggressive driving and no insurance.

Reckless driving dismissals occurred in cities such as Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Newport News, Hampton, and Accomack.  Notable speed related cases: Reckless driving by speed at 90 mph in a 55 mph zone in Accomack GDC was dismissed, Reckless driving by speed at 90/55 dismissed in Virginia Beach Circuit Court, reckless driving for 89 mph in a 55 mph zone in Northampton Circuit Court reduced to speeding (infraction), and reckless driving for 95 mph in a 65 mph zone in Newport News GDC reduced to speeding (infraction).

February 3, 2020, Hampton GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving by Speed at 89/65
Disposition: Reduced to defective equipment.
In Virginia, there are several ways to get a reckless driving charge.  Reckless driving by speed is one of them.  You can read more about reckless driving in Virginia here.

February 3, 2020, Hampton GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving for Failure to Maintain Control
Disposition: Reduced to Improper Driving

February 3, 2020, Norfolk GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving
Disposition: Reduced to Improper Driving.
Learn more about Norfolk Reckless Driving Defense here.

February 4, 2020, Chesapeake GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving
Disposition: Dismissed.
Learn more about Chesapeake Reckless Driving Defense here.

February 10, 2020, Norfolk GDC
Charge: Crossing Double White Solid Lines
Disposition: Dismissed

February 10, 2020, Norfolk GDC
Charge: Felony Hit and Run and DUI.
Disposition: Reduced to Misdemeanor Hit and Run on DUI Guilty Plea.
Judge said it was the highest BAC (.351) she had seen but approved the plea agreement.  Hit and run in Virginia can be charged as a felony or a misdemeanor depending on the circumstances.  

February 10, 2020, Hampton GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving (Accident)
Disposition: Dismissed

February 11, 2020, Portsmouth GDC
Charge: DUI with elevated BAC
Disposition: We avoided the mandatory jail time that usually comes with an elevated BAC. You can read more about Virginia DUI defense here.

February 11, 2020, Chesapeake GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving for Failing to Yield
Disposition: Reduced to a traffic infraction

February 12, 2020, Accomack GDC
Charge: Possession of Marijuana
Disposition: Charge Dropped by Officer

February 12, 2020, Virginia Beach GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving by Speed for 73/45
Disposition: Reduced to a 19 over, traffic infraction

February 12, 2020, Chesapeake GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving for Failure to Maintain Control
Disposition: Reduced to a Improper Driving

February 12, 2020, Hampton GDC
Charge: Speeding at 72/55
Disposition: Reduced to a Defective Speedometer, no points

February 13, 2020, Newport News GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving for Failure to Stop for School Bus
Disposition: Dismissed.
We explain the Reckless Driving law for passing a stopped school bus here.

February 13, 2020, Chesapeake GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving by Speed at 87/60
Disposition: Reduced to a 19 over, traffic infraction

February 19, 2020, Norfolk GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving by Speed
Disposition: Dismissed.  

February 20, 2020, Norfolk GDC
Charge: Hit and Run Misdemeanor
Disposition: Dismissed on a guilty plea for the DUI.

February 21, 2020, Virginia Beach GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving by Speed at 92/55
Disposition: All suspended jail in a tough jurisdiction… Virginia Beach!

February 25, 2020, Newport News GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving for 84/65
Disposition: Reduced to a Defective Speedometer.
Read about Newport News Reckless Driving Defense here.

February 26, 2020, Accomack GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving for 90/55
Disposition: Dismissed.
Learn more about Accomack Reckless Driving Defense here.

February 26, 2020, Accomack GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving by speed at 77/55
Disposition: Dismissed

February 27, 2020, Suffolk Circuit Court
Charge: Involuntary Manslaughter (Felony)
Disposition: Charge dropped on a guilty plea for Reckless Driving

March 2, 2020, Hampton GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving for 83/60
Disposition: Reduced to a 10 over, traffic infraction

March 3, 2020, Northampton GDC
Charge: Aggressive Driving and No Insurance
Disposition: Both Dismissed, See image above and below. Read more about Virginia’s Aggressive Driving law here.

March 3, 2020, Newport News GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving by Speed at 86/65
Disposition: Reduced to a Defective Speedometer

March 3, 2020, Chesapeake GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving by Speed at 65/45
Disposition: Dropped by Officer. 
The court listed Attorney Louie but Attorney Braden Carroll handled this case. Mr. Louie was battling in Northampton and Newport News, see above.

March 4, 2020, Accomack GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving for Passing a Stopped School Bus
Disposition: Dismissed

March 5, 2020, Virginia Beach GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving Generally
Disposition: Dismissed by Officer

March 5, 2020, Chesapeake GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving by Speed at 83/60
Disposition: Reduced to 9 over the limit, infraction

March 6, 2020, Virginia Beach GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving by Speed at 80/55
Disposition: Dismissed by Trooper.
Learn more about Virginia Beach Reckless Driving Defense here.

March 6, 2020, Suffolk GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving by Speed at 80/60
Disposition: Dismissed
They listed Attorney Louie but Attorney Braden Carroll handled this case. Mr. Louie was battling in Virginia Beach, see above.

March 9, 2020, Hampton GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving Generally (Accident)
Disposition: Dismissed.
Attorney Braden Carroll had several dismissals in Hampton in March. Learn more about Hampton Reckless Driving Defense here. This was one of his two dismissals in Hamptno GDC for the day.

March 9, 2020, Hampton GDC
Charge: Tunnel Height Violation (Misdemeanor)
Disposition: Dismissed.
Attorney Braden Carroll found problems in their evidence.
We explain the Hampton Tunnel Height Violation charge here.

March 9, 2020, Northampton Circuit Court
Charge: Reckless Driving by Speed at 89/55
Disposition: Reduced to speeding at 84/55 (infraction instead of misdemeanor).
We handle cases in Northampton General District Court and Northampton Circuit Court regularly.  Learn more about Northampton Virginia Reckless Driving Defense.

March 10, 2020, Norfolk GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving by Speed at 80/55
Disposition: Defective Equipment.  (No misdemeanor and no points.)
Learn more about Norfolk Reckless Driving Defense here.

March 11, 2020, Virginia Beach GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving by Speed at 57/35 (Misdemeanor)
Disposition: Defective equipment.  (No misdemeanor and no points.)

March 11, 2020, Virginia Beach GDC
Charge: Driving Under Suspended License (3rd offense).  Normally calls for 10 days of jail. Read more about Virginia’s Driving Under Suspended law here.
Disposition: Reduced to No License. (No jail!) 
Read more about Virginia’s No Operator’s License law here.

March 12, 2020, Virginia Beach Circuit Court
Charge: Reckless Driving by speed at 90/55
Disposition: Prosecutor dropped charge

March 12, 2020, Virginia Beach GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving by speed at 79/55
Disposition: Dismissed (We pled not guilty and showed judge case law)

March 12, 2020, Virginia Beach Circuit Court
Charge: No City Hauling Permit (Misdemeanor)
Disposition: Judge will dismiss charge if our client keeps his clean record for 6 months.

March 13, 2020, Newport News GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving by speed at 95/65
Disposition: Reduced to speeding at 90/65, no misdemeanor

March 13, 2020, Virginia Beach GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving by speed at 80/55
Disposition: Speeding at 9 over the limit (no misdemeanor)

March 16, 2020, Virginia Beach GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving for Passing a School Bus
Disposition: Dismissed (Officer amended to infraction and judge dismissed.)
Attorney Braden Carroll’s first dismissal for the day. His second one is below.

March 16, 2020, Hampton GDC
Charge: Tunnel Height Violation (Misdemeanor)
Disposition: Dismissed.
Attorney Braden Carroll found problems in their evidence again.


The court dates for the rest of the month of March were continued due to Coronavirus concerns.  Be safe out there everyone!

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