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Sandra Kay Drewniak

Fairfax DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. What could the outcome for a DUI arrest/ felony charges in VA?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Sandra Kay Drewniak
    2. Nicole Holls Naum
    3. Buta Biberaj
    3 lawyer answers

    Well first of all, public defenders are real criminal attorneys. Typically they are less experienced than a paid criminal attorney, however that is not always true. I know several who are outstanding attorneys. It all boils down to if you can afford an attorney or not, and who you are comfortable with handling your case. What is their expertise? How many cases have they handled and tried? What is their success rate? You must be comfortable and trust your counsel whether they are public...

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  2. I was arrested Friday night for DUI. However the breatherlizer test shows results of 0.012 and 0.014 . Is this DUI?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Carleton Penn III
    2. Sandra Kay Drewniak
    2 lawyer answers

    If your blood alcohol content is over.08 then yes it is a DUI in the state of VA. If it was a .014 then it is not a DUI. More likely, since the magistrate charged you, then result was a .12 and a .14--which both would be considered a DUI in the state of Virginia. I suggest you hire an experienced DUI attorney and start preparing for a battle in court. as the DUI penalties in VA are quite severe.

  3. Is there any hope in getting a reduced charge or dismissal in fairfax county?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Jon Kevin Wright
    2. Mark Westerfield
    3. Sandra Kay Drewniak
    4. Paul McGlone
    5. Garrett Douglas Green
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    It really depends on the facts in your case. A DWI case is fought on 3 issues. 1. Was there reasonable suspicion to pull you over? 2. Did the officer have probable cause to arrest you? and 3. Was the BAC Machine (EC/IR II in Virginia) working properly?. You should contact an experienced DWI/DUI attorney immediately to discuss the facts in your case to see if there are any issues that can be successfully attacked to protect your rights, your record, and your future.

  4. What benefits will I b able to keep with general discharge.

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Andrew Jonathon Kisala
    2. Theodore W. Robinson
    3. Sandra Kay Drewniak
    4. Eric L. Strom
    5. Philip Douglas Cave
    5 lawyer answers

    I am assuming this discharge is administrative in nature. The short answer is that the VA is the keeper of all benefits and with a General (under Honorable Conditions) discharge should allow you to keep your benefits that the VA grants. You will not be able to re-enlist, but your benefits are safe per the VA. Make sure to contact a service organization once you are discharged such as the DAV to help you apply to the VA for any service related disability or with any questions. Moreover, the...