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Luke Joseph Nichols

Fairfax Speeding / Traffic Ticket Lawyer.

Contributor Level 12
  1. I got pulled over for a traffic violation for the darkness for my tint and the tint was legal and the stop turned to me arrested

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Anna R. Lindemann
    2. Wayne Lee Kim
    3. Luke Joseph Nichols
    4. Omid Rejali
    4 lawyer answers

    This definitely sounds suspicious. To answer your question you need to know about when and how the police can search you. Here is an article I wrote on some common illegal searches - I think it will answer your question. Check it out and call a criminal defense attorney to find out more information.

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  2. Out-of-State speeding ticket, how can I ensure I don't get points on my license?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Mark Steven Paullin
    2. Luke Joseph Nichols
    3. H. Eugene Oliver III
    4. Richard Davis Mattox III
    4 lawyer answers

    Because you have an Arizona license, the Virginia DMV and Virginia Courts have no authority to issue points to your AZ record. Virginia would simply notify AZ about the conviction and then the AZ DMV would decide how many points to assign it. Some states will assign more or less points than Virginia. If you want to know the pros and cons of hiring an attorney for a Virginia traffic ticket check out this article on the subject.

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  3. Can an attorney represent me without me needing to go to court for a reckless driving violation in VA? I am not a VA resident.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Luke Joseph Nichols
    2. Nicole Holls Naum
    3. James Regan
    3 lawyer answers

    You probably do not have to appear. For more information about when you need to appear in court and when an attorney can appear for you check out this weblink:

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  4. What is the jail time for some one who has texted a 15 year old and did not meet or do anything that she says.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. James Donald Garrett
    2. Luke Joseph Nichols
    2 lawyer answers

    Oh be careful putting this stuff on the internet. You would be surprised how often it comes back to haunt people. To answer your question I would need to know exactly what happened. I would read the following code sections: § 18.2-370. Taking indecent liberties with children; penalties § 18.2-374.3. Use of communications systems to facilitate certain offenses involving children § 18.2-374.1. Production, publication, sale, financing, etc., of child pornography; presumption as to age;...

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  5. What can I expect from this reckless driving charge?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Luke Joseph Nichols
    2. Stephen Patrick Pfeiffer
    3. John Gerth Merna
    4 lawyer answers

    You should consult with a local reckless driving attorney immediately. Each jurisdiction has its own way of handling common charges like reckless driving. Depending on that jurisdictions programs and customs you made need to take a specific driving improvement class at a specific time. To learn more about the different driving classes that are available and to learn more about Virginia traffic court go to http://virginiatrafficcourt.com. Luke J Nichols Nichols & Green (703) 383-9222...

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  6. Can someone be arrested for touching someones ear??

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Luke Joseph Nichols
    2. Robert C. T. Reed
    3. Mitchell Paul Goldstein
    3 lawyer answers

    You cannot be convicted unless the government can prove that the harmful or offensive touching was intentional. What you described was a mistake and lacks the requisite intent. However, if person A has been charged then obviously the police and at least one judge (the magistrate) did not believe it was a mistake or they are not familar with the more subtle parts of assault and battery law. Person A needs to hire a really good attorney to prove the lack of intent and who is really familiar...

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  7. Minor with two speeding

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Luke Joseph Nichols
    1 lawyer answer

    I would get a lawyer. 1) check to make sure that you are charged with speeding and not reckless driving by speed. Reckless by speed is a criminal offense with possiable jail time and can happen anytime we drive over 80 or more than 20 mph over the limit. 2) the DMV, not the judge, will suspend your license for 90 days and you will have to take a class to get it back after your second conviction. 3) your insurance may increase (perhaps double) for the next three years. 4) the tickets will cost...

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  8. Can a private school legally question a minor without parent notification or consent to do so?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Luke Joseph Nichols
    1 lawyer answer

    This is really broad question so I can't give you a good answer without more information. However, I can't even tell you want information I would need to answer your question until I know what you are trying to accomplish. which laws I would focus on is determined by what kind of remedy you want. If your child has been charged with a crime based on information gathered during the questioning and you want to keep your child from being convicted then you need to prove that your child's...

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  9. Do I need to answer yes for this question for VA Board of Nursing?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Luke Joseph Nichols
    1 lawyer answer

    It depends on the type of diversion program. Some programs require the person to plea guilty and then the sentence is suspended until the program is completed. Other programs involve postponing the case until completion of the program and then just dismissing the case after successful completion. If you did the first kind of program then you would have to answer "Yes" if you did the second kind of program you could answer "no". They key is to remember back to the hearing. Did you have to...

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  10. How should I answer the question, "were you ever convicted of a crime" on a job application?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Luke Joseph Nichols
    2. Mitchell Mead Wells
    3. Beau Correll
    3 lawyer answers

    If the charges were truly dismissed after you appealed then you were not convicted. However, there are many types of deals that people call "dismissals" that are technically not dismissals. I would call up the Chesterfield county clerk for the Circuit Court and ask them what the official disposition of the case was (hopefully their records go back that far without a trip to the warehouses) . If it was officially dismissed or "Nolle Pros'ed" then you can say you were not convicted. Otherwise, is...

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