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Luke Joseph Nichols

Fairfax Speeding / Traffic Ticket Lawyer.

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  1. How Does The Jail Calculate My Release Date?

    Written by attorney Luke Nichols, 2 months ago.

    There is a big difference between the jail sentence the judge gives you and the actual number of days you spend in jail. In this article Luke Nichols of Nichols & Green pllc explains how the jail calc

  2. Can Eating Bread Affect A Breathalyzer

    Video posted by attorney Luke Nichols, 2 months ago.

    Eating bread can cause false positive results on a breathalyzer machine. This video was a fun demonstration of me eating a plain old piece of white bread and blowing into my Intoxilyzer CMI SD-2 breat

  3. Five Things You Can Do to Beat a Reckless Driving Charge

    Written by attorney Luke Nichols, about 1 year ago.

    1) Get a free consultation from a reckless driving attorney. Most reputable reckless driving attorneys will give a free consultation over the phone or in person. So even if you think you might not need an attorney for your reckless driving case, at least get a free consultation. ...

    1 person found this Legal Guide helpful

  4. Pros and Cons of Appealing a Virginia Conviction & Motions to Reconsider

    Written by attorney Luke Nichols, about 1 year ago.

    When a person is arrested for a misdemeanor in Virginia, he is tried in the General District Court (GDC) of the county, city, or town where the crime was committed. A conviction in GDC can be appealed to the Circuit Court of Virginia within ten calendar days. An appeal to the Cir...

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  5. Miscellaneous Virginia Drug Laws and Punishments

    Written by attorney Luke Nichols, about 1 year ago.

    Obtaining Drugs by Fraud, Prescription Fraud, and Making a Fake Prescription Va. Code 18.2-258.1 outlaws most conceivable ways that a person can attempt to get drugs by fraud, forgery, or deceit. Some of the common ways people commit this crime include: Making, using, or attemp...

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  6. Virginia’s Non-Marijuana Drug Laws and Punishments

    Written by attorney Luke Nichols, about 1 year ago.

    Possession of a Controlled Substance (Non-Marijuana) Va. Code 18.2-250 makes it illegal to possess any controlled substance without a valid prescription. Possession of a Schedule I or II drug is a Class 5 felony with up to 10 years in prison and a $2,500 fine. Possessing a Sch...

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  7. Virginia’s Marijuana Laws and Punishment

    Written by attorney Luke Nichols, about 1 year ago.

    Yes, marijuana is still illegal in Virginia. And no, you cant get a prescription here either. Virginias marijuana laws are full of surprises. Even the smallest and insignificant bit of marijuana residue or ash is illegal. If a police officer can test it, you can get arrested for ...

    2 people found this Legal Guide helpful

  8. Virginia Judicial Process for Felonies Criminal Cases

    Written by attorney Luke Nichols, about 1 year ago.

    Judicial Process for Felonies If you are charged with a felony, your case will take a lot more time and more court appearances. The exact process and requirements for the felony judicial process varies considerably from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, but this section outlines some...

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  9. The Virginia Court System: Which Laws and Which Courts Apply?

    Written by attorney Luke Nichols, about 1 year ago.

    The Virginia legal system can be complicated. A single drug transaction can break multiple laws in multiple jurisdictions. Knowing which laws apply, which courts have jurisdiction, and how the Virginia court system is organized is a first step in understanding the legal process. ...

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  10. Working With the Police as a Confidential Informant

    Written by attorney Luke Nichols, about 1 year ago.

    Many people who are arrested for serious drug crimes are approached by detectives wanting information. Those detectives may or may not make vague promises of assistance. If you are approached by the police for information about criminal activity, immediately tell your attorney, w...

    4 people found this Legal Guide helpful

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