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

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

February 4, 2020, Chesapeake GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving
Disposition: Dismissed

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.

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.

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

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

February 26, 2020, Accomack GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving for 90/55
Disposition: Dismissed

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.

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

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. This was one of two dismissals for the day.

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

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).

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

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.
Disposition: Reduced to No License.  (No jail!)

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!