Corinne Jane Magee’s Answers

Corinne Jane Magee

Mc Lean Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. What do I need to do to get my license back, what programs should I sign up for to recover or mitigate a 1st DWI offense in VA?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Corinne Jane Magee
    2. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    3. Jonathan D. Esten
    4. Taejin Christina Pendleton
    5. Ian M. Whittle
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    I assume that you are charged with both DWI and refusal, since you refused to give a breath test (unless you were on private property when you were stopped). Whether the prosecution can get a conviction on the DWI in light of the refusal depends on the facts of the case, the judge, and the abilities of your defense lawyer. Virginia code, however, provides that if you plead guilty to the DWI, the judge may dismiss the refusal, which would make you eligible for a restricted license on the DWI,...

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  2. 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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  3. What is the average cost for habitual offender license restoration (due to driving on suspended license, no DUI)?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Jonathan D. Esten
    2. Corinne Jane Magee
    3. Greg Thomas Hill
    4. Larry Forman
    4 lawyer answers

    Different lawyers will charge different fees, depending on their experience, and the area of the state in which they practice. It is possible for you to file without the help of a lawyer. Filing fees will run around $98, plus the cost of making multiple copies for service in the Commonwealth's Attorney and DMV.

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  4. Drug Court ?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Paul McGlone
    2. Corinne Jane Magee
    3. William Emil Cassara
    4. Jocelyn C Stewart
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    I have had numerous clients on permanent disability who have been able to find community service opportunities that they can perform despite those disabilities. Drug court is certainly no easy alternative to incarceration. It's often easier sitting around playing cards in jail than following through on your drug court requirements. However, if you make it through, you will be much less likely to get into trouble again. Talk to your local community service agency about community service...

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

    Answered 5 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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  6. 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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  7. 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
    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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  8. 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
    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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  9. 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
    2 lawyer answers

    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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  10. 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
    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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