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 11 months ago.

    1. Faraji Allen Rosenthall
    2. Stephen Patrick Pfeiffer
    3. Corinne Jane Magee
    4. Ethan Patrick Meaney
    5. Derek Anthony Patrin
    6. ···
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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. 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 over 2 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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  3. Should I get a lawyer to file a petition for expungement of 2 criminal charges

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. James Donald Garrett
    2. Corinne Jane Magee
    3. Carly Anne Jehlen
    3 lawyer answers

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

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Corinne Jane Magee
    2. Shannon Katherine McDonald
    2 lawyer answers

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

    Answered almost 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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  6. I was passed out, I had, apparently had a seizure, after two drinks, with a breatholyzer reading of .05 on the scene...

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Corinne Jane Magee
    2. Timothy Kevin Wilson
    3. Patrick Mahaney
    3 lawyer answers

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

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Corinne Jane Magee
    2. Timothy Kevin Wilson
    2 lawyer answers

    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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  8. Pulled over for tail light, got possession charge after searched, but no ticket for light, can i beat this?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Corinne Jane Magee
    2. Benjamin J Lieberman
    3. John Wesley Hall Jr.
    4. Slavik Steve Leydiker
    4 lawyer answers

    Many of the police departments have been instructed by the prosecutors not to charge the traffic violation if they are going to charge a more serious criminal offense because of technical legal issues referred to as collateral estoppel. The failure to charge the traffic offense is not a defense in itself to the possession charge. You need to hire an attorney to determine whether you might have other defenses.

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  9. What outcome should I expect for a 85/55 reckless speeding ticket in Fairfax, Virginia?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Corinne Jane Magee
    2. Anthony Mark Nicewicz
    3. Demetrios C Pikrallidas
    3 lawyer answers

    The general rule of thumb in Fairfax with the judges is if you are doing more than 80 mph in a 55 mph zone, you are looking at some license suspension, and if you are doing more than 90 mph in a 55 mph zone, you are looking at both a loss of license and possibly actual jail time. If the court in Virginia suspends your privilege to drive in Virginia, it may or may not affect your right to drive on your Maryland license outside the state, once Maryland is notified of the conviction under the...

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  10. Does Virginia still have the Three Strikes Law?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Corinne Jane Magee
    1 lawyer answer

    Virginia has several "three strikes" laws, but they relate to particular crimes. For instance, a 3rd offense DUI is a felony, punishable by up to 5 years in the penitentiary. A 3rd offense petit larceny is also a felony, punishable by up to 5 years in he penitentiary. A person convicted of a third violent felony (including murder, mob-related felonies, kidnapping, malicious wounding, robbery, some kinds of arson, and most felony sexual assaults), who has been released from prison or jail...

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