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March and April 2022 Case Results: Hit and Run Felony Avoided, 111/60 RD dismissed

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. In the months of March and April of 2022, our clients avoided reckless driving by speed convictions for charges of 115/55 RD in Norfolk (reduced to speeding, non-reckless), 111/60 RD in Hampton GDC (dismissed), and 95/65 RD in Newport News GDC (reduced to 9 over the limit). Our clients avoided active jail time for 100/55 RD (Norfolk GDC), 100/55 RD (Virginia Beach GDC), 105/60 RD (Hampton GDC), 101/55 RD (Chesapeake GDC). A client avoided a felony charge for hit and run in Virginia Beach and received suspended jail time for a misdemeanor hit and run instead. Clients got dismissals for charges such as...

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January and February 2022 Case Results: Reckless Driving Avoided for 100 mph

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 January and February of 2022. One client gets one day of jail for 115/55 RD in Virginia Beach GDC. Another client avoided jail for a 99/55 RD in Virginia Beach GDC. Clients had charges reduced to infractions for 100/55 RD and 93/55 RD in Norfolk GDC, 92/60 RD in Chesapeake GDC, 90/55 RD and 87/45 RD in Virginia Beach GDC, 91/55 RD in Virginia Beach Circuit Court and 90/65 RD in Yorktown GDC. Dismissals include: 83/55 RD, 67/45 RD, and Reckless Driving Generally in Northampton GDC, 68/45 RD in Suffolk GDC, 59/35 RD and Reckless driving for driving two...

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November and December 2021 Case Results: No Jail for 104 mph

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 November and December 2021. Clients avoided jail for: 104/55 RD in Norfolk GDC, 102/60 RD in Newport News GDC, and 102/55 RD in Virginia Beach GDC. Dismissals include: 91/55 RD in Accomack GDC, 89/55 RD in Northampton Circuit Court, 82/45 RD and 76/45 RD in Northampton GDC, 88/55 RD and 87/55 RD in Norfolk GDC, 80/55 RD in Virginia Beach GDC, and 82/60 RD in Suffolk GDC. Reductions from reckless driving include: 97/65 RD in York reduced to 19 over, 95/60 RD in Chesapeake GDC reduced to 19 over, 87/55 RD in Virginia Beach Circuit Court reduced to 9 over,...

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September-October 2021 Case Results: Reckless Driving by Speed Avoided at 100 mph

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 September and October of 2021. Reckless Driving dismissals include: 92/65 RD (Newport News GDC), 97/55 RD (Norfolk GDC), 92/55 RD (Northampton GDC), 84/55 RD (Northampton GDC), 74/45 RD (Northampton GDC), 90/55 RD (Virginia Beach GDC), 71/45 RD (Virginia Beach), 84/55 RD (York GDC), and reckless driving for failure to yield to an emergency vehicle (Accomack GDC). Reckless driving convictions avoided for 100/55 RD in Norfolk GDC, 94/55 RD in Norfolk Circuit Court, 90/60 RD in Chesapeake GDC, 92/65 RD in Hampton GDC, and 67/35 in Portsmouth GDC. Jail...

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July-August 2021 Case Results: Reckless Diving by Speed at 103 mph Dismissed, Reckless Driving Dismissals in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Newport News, Hampton, Accomack, Northampton

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 July and August of 2021. Our clients avoided convictions for reckless driving by speed for speeds as high as 103 mph (Chesapeake GDC), 94 mph (Norfolk CC), 92 mph (Chesapeake GDC), 90 mph (Virginia Beach GDC, Virginia Beach Circuit Court, and Newport News GDC). Jail avoided for 95/55 RD in Northampton GDC. Reckless driving dismissals occurred in cities such as Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Hampton, Newport News, Northampton, and Accomack. Dismissals occurred for other charges such as misdemeanor tunnel height violations, no driver's...

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Reckless Driving and Community Service

Community Service Opportunities for Reckless Driving Defense Mitigation We often recommend to our clients charged with reckless driving in Virginia that they complete community service before their court date. Judges in Virginia appreciate it when a driver takes responsibility for his actions and doing community service is one way a driver can show that he understands the seriousness of his charge and wants to give back to the community. Doing community service ahead of court is helpful because judges are not authorized by the Code of Virginia to order that community service be done as part of the  penalty for reckless driving. Instead, the Code of Virginia specifies that reckless driving can be punished by a fine of up to $2,500, a suspended license for up to 6 months, and jail time for...

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How Much Does a Reckless Driving Attorney Cost?

Photo by Jp Valery on UnsplashIf you have been charged with Reckless Driving in Virginia, you probably now know that Virginia takes reckless driving incredibly seriously, making this charge a Class 1 Misdemeanor that carries possible penalties of up to 1 year in jail, up to a $2,500 fine, up to 6 months of a license suspension, and 6 demerit points with the Virginia DMV.   But if this is the first time you have been charged with Reckless Driving in Virginia, you probably don’t know how much an attorney would charge to help defend your case. The easy answer is – it depends. The experience and availability of the attorney, complexity of the case, and specific court are all factors that go into the calculation. Our goal is to offer competitive prices that reflect our experience and...

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Restricted License Possible for Refusals in DUI Violation Cases

Photo by Matthew Henry on UnsplashJudges may now grant restricted licenses to those convicted of first offense Refusal charges under Virginia Code § 18.2-268.3(E). This new update is a welcome change to a law that had previously left many Virginians without a way to get to work after a Refusal conviction in a DUI case. If you have been charged with Refusal under 18.2-268.3 and a DUI/DWI under 18.2-266, you might actually have a better chance of taking your case to trial under this new amendment. If you are convicted of a first offense Refusal charge in Virginia, the judge is required by law to suspend your privilege to drive in Virginia for a period of one year. Up until March of 2020, when the law was amended, the judge was unable to grant a restricted license. You simply were not...

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What To Do If Stopped for a DUI in Virginia?

Photo by Adam Wilson on Unsplash This upcoming 4th of July weekend, you should expect to see a large police presence as DUI/DWI laws are strictly enforced. As COVID-19 restrictions are lifting, the Virginia Beach area should see a large amount of motor and pedestrian traffic for the holiday weekend. Virginia Beach Police Officers and Virginia State Police will be strictly enforcing the DUI/DWI laws at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, Interstate 264, and all surrounding side streets in the Virginia Beach area. If you are going to drink, you should get a designated driver or pay for a ride sharing service. The small price of an Uber is nothing compared to the cost of defending a DUI charge in Virginia Beach. It doesn’t take much for a police officer to have enough evidence to stop your...

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May-June 2021 Case Results: 104 mph Reckless Driving by Speed Dismissed in Virginia Beach, Jail Time Avoided for 111/60 RD in Chesapeake GDC, Misdemeanor Tunnel Height Violations Dismissed in Hampton GDC

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 May and June of 2021. Our clients avoided convictions for reckless driving by speed for speeds as high as 104 mph (Virginia Beach GDC), 100 mph (Chesapeake GDC), 94 mph (Norfolk GDC), and 75 mph in a 35 mph (Portsmouth Circuit Court). Clients avoided jail even though convicted of doing 111 mph in Chesapeake GDC, 97 mph in Northampton GDC , and 100 mph in Virginia Beach Circuit Court. Reckless driving dismissals occurred in cities such as Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Newport News, Suffolk, and Northampton. Dismissals occurred for other charges...

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