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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,...
I was stopped and arrested for DWI and Refusal in Virginia(Both 1st Offenses). I also received a PBJ judgment from Maryland for DUI(1st Offense) at the beginning of this year. What types of penalties could I face from these two charges and the possible probation violation charge? My residence state is in Maryland.
Virginia is not Maryland. If you went it alone in MD and think you may be able to do that here, you are in for a bad...
I was in a driveway in a mobile home park in a stranger's driveway. I found out I was at wrong home when I was attempting to visit a friend. He lived 2-houses up. I knocked on front door & no one answered. I thought he was still at work. I decided to wait for him in car. I went to sleep & next thing I knew the Police was shining a light in my face. The ignition keys were not in the switch when they came. I was arrested & released the next morning on recognized bond.
If the government can prove that you operated a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs then...
Today is my court hiring on a second dui charge. I do not know what to plead because I havn't talk to a lawyer yet. help?
fell asleep at the light . Nones was hurt . Did not take a breathlizer .
Dear Petersburg - I suggest that you get a local lawyer who has experience in the DUI arena. I wish you well and hope...
I have a suspended license due to having a dui, and was pulled over but the officer gave me a speeding ticket and a 46.2-300 (driving without ol) can the commonwealth upgrade that to 46.2-301? The officer even let me drive away after that. I cant afford a lawyer and my court date is the 2/5/2015. What steps should I take? I know all of you will tell me to get an attorney, but im looking for advice here. Thanks in advance
Yes, the law allows the Commonwealth and/or the police officer to amend the charge. They could also go with 18.2-272,...
I recently plead guilty to DUI in Virginia. Last night o was pulled over for speeding and giving a speeding ticket and ticket for driving with ol, shouldn't this ticket read driving with suspended license? Im hoping theres some way I can get these charges dropped due to a clerical error by the deputy that issued them. What are my options? Im currently a student and cant afford jail time or I risk failing my classes.
You are heading to jail unless your hire counsel. Consider how important your freedom is and then reconsider your...
So I received a DUi 3 years ago in Virginia, I finished vasap but never applied to get my license back because I didn't want to file for a FR-44 for insurance. How long do I have to wait before I can get my license back and not have to file a FR-44 for my insurance (I have been walking everywhere since then) I still pay my insurance but they never found out about my Dui so it is still the same rate (actually a little but lower since i haven't had a wreck in 3 years)
Usually it is three years from the conviction date, but it is up to DMV. There is no strict timetable.
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