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Paul McGlone

Fairfax DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. Crashed my car...was drinking that night, no one was hurt, cops came by the scene...

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Paul McGlone
    2. David A Oblon
    3. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    3 lawyer answers

    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.

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  2. I have a DUI from2 years ago in new Orleans but I live in Virginia now, I cant get a Virginia license.

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Paul McGlone
    2. Matthew Christian Muggeridge
    3. John-Paul Patrick Gilson
    4. Julia E. Simmons
    5. Jay Scott Finnecy
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    6 lawyer answers

    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...

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  3. DWI, first offense in Henrico County. No record really other than a few traffic incidents not involving alcohol.

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Paul McGlone
    2. Susan Frances Fremit
    3. Jon F. Hays
    4. Jonathan D. Esten
    5. Taejin Christina Pendleton
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    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.

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  4. What to do when stopped for a DUI or stopped at a checkpoint?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Paul McGlone
    2. John Anthony Manuel Boneta
    3. Jonathan L Katz
    4. James Michael Lavelle
    5. Seth Parker Saunders
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    7 lawyer answers

    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...

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  5. 25 yr female, pulled over in Arlington county, .16 BAC.

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. David A Oblon
    2. Paul McGlone
    3. Daniel Tomas Crowe-Lopez
    4. Jonathan D. Esten
    5. Mark Steven Paullin
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    6 lawyer answers

    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.

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  6. I got a dui 3rd in Maryland ,December 2013, I did 90 days rehab, and about 115 aa meetings

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Jonathan D. Esten
    2. Paul McGlone
    3. Joseph Mcgrath
    4. John Anthony Manuel Boneta
    4 lawyer answers

    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.

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  7. I was arrested a few weeks ago for a DUI. I was 17 at the time of arrest and blew .05. Should I get a lawyer?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Ian M. Whittle
    2. Wayne Lee Kim
    3. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    4. Paul McGlone
    5. Jon F. Hays
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    8 lawyer answers

    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.

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  8. I need help with a DWI. Experience with ignition interlock preferred.

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Paul McGlone
    2. Susan Frances Fremit
    3. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    3 lawyer answers

    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: Hello, <Client>, The exact answer to your question is that we can work together to try to get this done. The steps, in exact order, go like this: 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...

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  9. Question about Appeal of an expungement denial for a dismissed DWI

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. David A Oblon
    2. Paul McGlone
    3. Mark Steven Paullin
    4. Kevin Reese Pettrey
    4 lawyer answers

    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!). This...

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  10. Can I be convicted of DUI as a passenger if vehicle was already stopped and me and the driver had already exited the vehicle

    Answered 29 days ago.

    1. Faraji Allen Rosenthall
    2. Jon F. Hays
    3. Paul McGlone
    4. Sarah Marie Welch
    5. Carleton Penn III
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    10 lawyer answers

    You definitely need a lawyer. The cops are going to present their version, and they will have a lawyer so you need one too.

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