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  • What are Penalties for a 2nd Offense DUI in Fairfax Virginia?

    While a single offense of DUI will often be resolved without any active Jail time, the stakes are raised considerably for a 2nd offense; and a 3rd offense within 10 years will be charged as a Felony.

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  • Virginia DMV Point System

    Q: How many Virginia DMV points will I get for my traffic offense? A:Follow this link for a description of the points system in Virginia and lists of the various offenses that will draw 3, 4, or 6 points. http://www.dmv.virginia.gov/webdoc/citizen/drivers/points_assess.aspThese p...

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  • Fairfax Police DUI DWI Checkpoints Are Illegal Unless They Follow A Strict Checkpoint Plan

    Fairfax Police Use DWI Roadblocks to Trap Drivers Who Have Been Drinking Even if they Are Driving OK.Here is an incredible photo of the Fairfax and State Police detaining and checking every driver coming into Springfield. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/news-releases/2008/img...

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  • DWI DUI and Refusal in Fairfax County Virginia

    The DWI and Refusal Dilemma in Fairfax County, Virginia Every redneck bartender in the Commonwealth will tell you the same advice about DWI DUI and Refusal: Just Refuse Everything! My advice is "don't get your legal advice from your bartender". Refusal to take a Breath or Blood...

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  • Profile: Defense of Marijuana Possession in Fairfax County, Virginia

    This post isnt really about profiling, but really just another discussion of how Fairfax handles Marijuana cases and why too many folks are willing to take the 251 dismissal for first offenders. A very common scenario for marijuana possession charges in Fairfax County looks like...

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  • Reckless Driving in Fairfax County Virginia-- with or without an Attorney

    Q: I have a case of Reckless Driving by Speed, but won't the Court just reduce it to Speeding if I go in Without an Attorney? A: For Reckless/Speeding cases, involving speeds over 80 MPH, many folks will be convicted of Reckless Driving, while many other cases will be reduced by...

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  • Expungement of Case Records After a Dismissal in Fairfax County, Virginia

    Q: Can I have my Case Records Expunged now that I have had a Misdemeanor Dismissed in Fairfax County Courts? A:My advice would be to retain counsel to handle this for you. These cases can be a bit tricky, and once denied by the Court, that would be hard to fix. I have seen plent...

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  • Typical Penalties for Driving with Suspended License in Fairfax, Virginia

    Summary In my 21+ years of practice here in Fairfax County, I have handled many of these cases. I developed the following explanation to help folks understand why many Judges in Virginia take Driving

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  • Beware of Virginia Marijuana 251 Dismissal

    Here are the top Five Reasons to Beware of the Marijuana 251 Disposition: Dismissal will require a period of supervised probation. Dismissal will require ongoing drug testing. Dismissal will almost always include a 6 month suspension of license. Dismissal will require completio...

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  • My 5 Favorite Ways to win a DWI case in Fairfax County--Combine 2 or more and We are Well on Our Way

    Testimony and Investigation by a Rookie Police Officer Rookie Cop: Sometimes it is a newly trained officer with very little experience in testifying. Other times, it might be a cop who has been aro

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