Corinne Jane Magee’s Answers

Corinne Jane Magee

Mc Lean Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. I have a court date coming up for being drunk in public,resisting arrest/ obstruction of justice, what can I expect?!

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Faraji Allen Rosenthall
    2. Stephen Patrick Pfeiffer
    3. Corinne Jane Magee
    4. Ethan Patrick Meaney
    5. Derek Anthony Patrin
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    Drunk in public carries a maximum sentence of a $250 fine. There may be technical defenses to your resisting arrest/obstruction, depending on the code section under which you were charged. If convicted, it is likely that the judge will give you a suspended jail sentence, or credit for time served, given your lack of an adult criminal record. More importantly, if you are convicted of anything, it is highly unlikely that your juvenile shoplifting will be dismissed, even if you have completed...

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  2. Prosecutor had someone elses criminal record for reference during court, sentence was harsh considering my true record is better

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Faraji Allen Rosenthall
    2. Phoenix Shannon Michele Ayotte Harris
    3. Jonathan D. Esten
    4. Corinne Jane Magee
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    In some jurisdictions, a plea in district court includes a waiver of appeal in return for dropping charges, and pleading guilty to the remaining charge(s). If you entered into a plea agreement for a specific sentence, you may be stuck with your decision. Get a current copy of your DMV record, and speak to your attorney about asking for a motion to reconsider. It is always very important to get a copy of your DMV record and bring it to the lawyer BEFORE your court date, so that your lawyer...

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  3. I have two dui's in MA. One from 13 years ago and the other from 9 years ago. Will they affect my getting a license in VA?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Corinne Jane Magee
    2. Ted Harvatin
    3. Derek Michael Smith
    3 lawyer answers

    You will need to have a compliance letter from Massachusetts to show that you are eligible for a license. Contact the department of motor vehicles in Massachusetts to obtain one. Then you will need to take both the written test and a road test to become licensed in Virginia.

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  4. Should I get a lawyer to file a petition for expungement of 2 criminal charges

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. James Donald Garrett
    2. Corinne Jane Magee
    3. Carly Anne Jehlen
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    Since both charges arose out of the same complaint in the same court, you can bring a single petition to expunge both charges. There are many individuals who are able to represent themselves on expungements of misdemeanors, but I would recommend that you hire an attorney who could assure that it is done properly, and the appropriate order is presented to the court for the expungement.

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  5. Permissible to submit letter to judge–detailing exactly what I seek–pre- appeal hearing?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Corinne Jane Magee
    2. Shannon Katherine McDonald
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    It is never advisable to independently send a letter to the judge before court, even if you send a copy to the prosecutor. Most judges don't want to read a letter. They want to hear from you personally, and determine from seeing you and listening to you whether you are sincere in what you are saying. If you want to convince the judge, you should plan the points you want to make with your lawyer, and maybe bring some notes with the points with you when you testify, so that you remember to...

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  6. Can you move for school if you are on informal probation?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Corinne Jane Magee
    2. Juan Carlos Garcia Jr
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    If you are reporting to a probation officer, you are NOT on informal probation. You are on probation with the agency (community corrections, ASAP, district court probation), and you do need permission of your probation officer to leave the jurisdiction for upstate New York. However, if you have completed your community service and any substance abuse education program which you were required to complete, it is most probable that the P.O. will grant that permission, and just monitor your good...

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  7. I was passed out, I had, apparently had a seizure, after two drinks, with a breatholyzer reading of .05 on the scene...

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Corinne Jane Magee
    2. Timothy Kevin Wilson
    3. Patrick Mahaney
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    There are numerous legal issues involved in your case. The first is whether the blood alcohol reading of .082 was the hospital lab's reading, which is probably blood serum, or a reading on a blood sample taken with Department of Forensic Science tubes, which would be a whole blood reading. If it was the hospital lab's blood serum reading, you would be below the .08 legal limit for (whole) blood alcohol content here in Virginia. Without doing a thorough client interview, and examining court...

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  8. Request for changing appearance date for show cause summons in va

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Corinne Jane Magee
    2. Timothy Kevin Wilson
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    You must contact the clerk of the court which issued the show cause to request a continuance. If the show cause might result in the imposition of suspended jail time (for instance on an old DUI charge), you will have to appear before a judge to ask for the continuance, because the judge will want to advise you about your right to be represented by an attorney, and have you interviewed for court-appointed counsel, if you cannot afford to hire your own. Because I do not know what the show cause...

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  9. For a first time DUI do I have too put the igntion interlock on both of my cars or not n can I drive my wife car if my cars

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Mark Steven Paullin
    2. Jennifer Raimo
    3. Jonathan D. Esten
    4. Standish Alexander
    5. Julia E. Simmons
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    On a first offense, the interlock has to be installed only in the car you drive. On a second offense, it must be installed in every car registered in your name. I have many clients whose car is actually registered in their parent's name. The car can be driven by the client, but only if the interlock is installed. If your car breaks down, you will have to find other transportation until it is repaired, or until you have an interlock installed in another vehicle. You may petition to have the...

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  10. How hard is it too get a dwi reduced too wet reckless?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Jonathan D. Esten
    2. Corinne Jane Magee
    3. Jonathan L Katz
    4. Robert Jason De Groot
    5. Jay Scott Finnecy
    5 lawyer answers

    One of the biggest issues in negotiating a reckless driving disposition is your blood alcohol content (BAC). If you were just a .08, it is much easier to negotiate a reckless driving than if your BAC is a .11. The prosecution's willingness to negotiate also varies greatly from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, and even from assistant Commonwealth's Attorney to assistant. Often a plea offer of a wet reckless will not be made unless there are significant problems of proof. Then you and your...

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