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I live in Va., can I fight a drunk in public charge if I was on private land NOT visible by my community nor a public road?
I was the victim of ass. and batt., I called the sheriff's dept. to come to help me. I had just had my life threatened--on top of beaten. I already had a black eye and visible scruffs on my knees where I had been tackled to the ground repeatedly. Because I was distraught,& after the off. came out of the garage from speaking with the 'offender' he had already decided that he was taking us both to jail without even hearing my side. He ended up arresting only me for drunk in public and resisting arrest. I was on priv. prop. where no one in my community can see, nor could we see a public road, furthermore, I did not try to "flee" which constitutes resisting arrest. In what I have read, I was not legally "in public" so the arrest seems to be unlawful, therefore, COULD resist, though I did not.
I suggest that you consult Susan Johnson, an atttorney in Staunton who handles these types of cases. You can fight it,...
1st DUI, interlock 6 months. Had one breath fail followed by passed in 5 min. Not violated. Can I petition for removal?
I don't think my case manager violated me - just said he would enter info in computer (maybe since first fail and followed by pass/start?). Can I petition court for removal after 6 months or might they see fail and violate me even if VASAP did not? Successfully finished treatment/classes. License restricted for one year. Tks!
It is usually the ASAP officer who makes the decision to file a violation for a failed interlock blow. Since they haven'...
I had a DWI conviction on a plea deal in prince William county in 2012 and fulfilled the sentence
My job at risk my reputation is questioned. Is there I way I can still fight it knowing that the officer stopped for stopping at a green light wanting to turn but changed my mind, there was no video recordings on a dashboard to release by police.he mentioned I was straddling lanes which never happened, my friend as a passanger witnessed it. No accidents no injuries happened
No. You pled guilty. The time to worry about your reputation was before trial when considering the plea agreement and jail.
I was arrested for a DUI. Will they drug test me for anything on my court date?
It was obvious I was intoxicated, but there were no other substances in my car. I have smoked weed recently and my court date is coming up soon. I am worried that I will get drug tested and they will find marijuana in my urine on my court date.
Each jurisdiction has their own set of rules for something like this. The court on a dui charge, if convicted, would...
I have a warrant out for my arrest for failure to appear, what should I do?
The lady from asap told me I did not have to attend the court date. I'm a bit confused about what to do.
The lady from ASAP isn't the judge who decides whether you have to be there or not, so listening to her isn't the smart...
I have a D.U.I in another state. and a warrant for FTA. What do I do?
I had a lawyer help reduce the charges but after we agreed to the plea I never heard back. And now I have the warrant for fta. but I'm not getting any info from the court or my old lawyer. I have no idea where to begin or what to do
Did you pay the lawyer? Continue trying to contact the lawyer you think you hired or retain another attorney who...
What is the probation period for a 1st DUI in VA? Can a public intoxication violate probation even if VASAP was completed?
I got a 1st DUI conviction in Dec. 2013. I was told the probation period was for 1 year. During that year I completed the VASAP classes with no violations. At the end of my year, in Dec. 2014, my VASAP office said I was finished with the program and cleared me to get my license back. This past weekend, May 2015, I got a public intoxication charge in a different city. Even though it has been well over a year since conviction for DUI, can this public intoxication charge affect my probation, whether I am convicted or not?
If you are charged with a new crime during a period of probation, it can be a violation of your probation. However,...