Yes you got very lucky so far. You may face military discipline but skipping state court is a small miracle. Assuming this was local police? Perhaps cop was ex-military and knew you would have sanctions. Perhaps cop wanted to go home instead of working overtime to process a DUI. Rare but lucky.
You don't say what happened with the DUI, but a single DUI doesn't usually result in a suspension for more than a year unless you fail to meet the requirements of the Court.
You have to complete all requirements in Louisiana to get your license reinstated there before you can get a license in Virginia or any other state. A bankruptcy won't help unless the suspension is for an judgment against you in a civil case involving an accident. Even then, that might not help you with the...
You should definitely consult an experienced local DUI attorney. The .14 is going to be the only thing the prosecutors will care about and that is very close to the next level, where there would be mandatory jail time.
In Virginia, the Field Sobriety tests are not required, but often the police will go ahead and make an arrest if you decline. Still, it may be better to decline, depending on what other evidence they have.
Declining the tests deprives them of the typical trivial stuff like " he turned his head left when I was speaking to him". Stuff like that will always crop up if you submit t the tests. If you submit to the tests to prove your sobriety, that is not likely to work. More likely they...
I'll just stick with the initial question. 4th Amendment Issues are my favorite. Stopping somebody for driving 55 MPH is questionable. Beyond that, I'll have to know more, but I'd tend to agree with the other answers--- You need a Top Local DUI Attorney.
This sounds like the case went to Virginia DMV before you had it modified by the Judge. You will need copies of everything that happened in Maryland and you should contact a Virginia attorney. I really don't think you should have a suspension if you are not going to be convicted in Maryland, but it won't be easy to get the DMV to reverse their position.
I agree with the other attorneys. You should certainly consult counsel.
Consult local counsel, directly and during business hours, and try not to post any details of your case on-line. Sorry to answer your on-line question by saying, "stay off-line" but that is the nature of the beast.
Here is what we share with Clients who ask this question, but you can try to do this yourself or consult a local attorney who handles DUI:
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You have to go to the interlock vendor for your 6th monthly download.
You have to get the folks at ASAP to review and confirm that you have completed 6 months without any alcohol.
I can't get...
I agree with Mr. Oblon, but I think your question is missing some key facts. If you have NO PRIOR CRIMINAL RECORD, then there is a strong presumption, but you don't exactly say that. You also don't say whether you have an attorney already. As it says in the statute, a petitioner is ENTITLED to an expungement for a dismissed misdemeanor and no prior criminal record, unless the commonwealth shows good cause to the contrary. (To the contrary of What? The law doesn't say!).