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Standish Alexander

Richmond Speeding / Traffic Ticket Lawyer.

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  1. "Reckless driving by speed", 82 in a 70, Army career in jeopardy.

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Standish Alexander
    2. Kevin Reese Pettrey
    3. William W H Way
    4. Wilfred Ward Yeargan III
    4 lawyer answers

    You can get a lawyer to appear on your behalf. Because this is a low grade reckless ticket, unless you have bad driving record and/or the officer says you were disrespectful, you should be able to get this reduced to non-criminal simple speeding or a non-moving violation.

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  2. You go to jail 20 days for DUI2, and given 6 months suspended sentence .

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Faraji Allen Rosenthall
    2. Stephen Patrick Pfeiffer
    3. David A Oblon
    4. Standish Alexander
    5. Brenton Daniel Vincenzes
    5 lawyer answers

    Unfortunately you cannot. For a second DUI within 5 years there is a mandatory minimum 20 day jail sentence. For a second DUI within 10 there is mandatory minimum 10 day jail sentence. The only way around the jail time by is agreement with the Commonwealth Attorney to either amend the charge to a first offense DUI (no mandatory minimum jail time) or from a 2nd within 5 yrs. to a 2nd with 10 yrs. (20 reduced to 10 day mandatory minimum jail sentence).

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  3. I received rekless driving ticket in Accomack county VA 76/45 and another ticker for ilegall radar detector. I have NY licenses.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Joseph A Lo Piccolo
    2. Standish Alexander
    3. Michael J Palumbo
    4. Benjamin J Lieberman
    5. Zev Goldstein
    5 lawyer answers

    You should hire a lawyer to represent you in absentia. In Virginia reckless driving is a criminal offense and even if a conviction for reckless driving would not show up on your NY driving record, it would show up on a Federal NCIC criminal background check. Your lawyer may be able to get the charge reduced to a non-criminal infraction such as simple speeding or improper driving which would not show up on a background check.

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  4. 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 about 2 months ago.

    1. Mark Steven Paullin
    2. Jennifer Raimo
    3. Jonathan D. Esten
    4. Standish Alexander
    5. Julia E. Simmons
    6. ···
    9 lawyer answers

    You can only drive the car with the interlock. You have to have it installed on any car you will drive and you will have to have the car registered in your name

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  5. I have 2 DWI convictions 3 months apart from MD on a VA driver's license. VA DMV record shows 2 1st convictions with...

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Standish Alexander
    2. Timothy Kevin Wilson
    3. Daniel Tomas Crowe-Lopez
    4. Jonathan L Katz
    4 lawyer answers

    It depends whether the second conviction was adjudicated as a 2nd 1st offense or simply as a 2nd. I suspect that the first scenario applies. If that is the case the suspension would only be for a year. If you get convicted of a 3rd DUI within the 10 years of the first DUI, however, the VA DMV will treat it as a third offense regardless of whether you are convicted of a first or second or third.

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  6. Recently charged with "Driving on a suspended" license. Will I have to take VASAP again?!

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Standish Alexander
    2. Wayne Lee Kim
    3. Jennifer Raimo
    3 lawyer answers

    If you completed VASAP and the underlying DUI related license suspension period has expired, I don't see how this situation could be construed as a VASAP non-compliance issue. Therefore it is unlikely that you will required to redo VASAP. You should retain counsel for the suspended license charge however and comply with the DMV's requirements for reinstatement as quickly as possible.

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  7. What will a judge most likely give me for my first offense of reckless driving? (Fees,points on my license,jail time?)

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Stephen Patrick Pfeiffer
    2. Dennis Wayne Tackett
    3. Standish Alexander
    3 lawyer answers

    It depends upon which jurisdiction the case is in, which judge hears it, and,if the commonwealth attorneys office is involved, who the prosecutor is. Hire an attorney that is experienced with that kind of case in that particular jurisdiction. He or she will know what you can expect and which strategies to implement to achieve the best results. Look for someone that is optimistic and articulate who has good relationships with all the key players.

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  8. Can I choose not to press charges for a vandalism caught on tape?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Faraji Allen Rosenthall
    2. Standish Alexander
    3. Frank Mascagni III
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    You should call the commonwealth attorney involved with the case and tell him or her if you receive restitution you are comfortable with a dismissal. If your ex has hired an attorney then perhaps a plea agreement can be negotiated to that effect.

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  9. If you pleaded guilty on you lawyer advice can you change you mind later.

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Standish Alexander
    2. Kevin Reese Pettrey
    3. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    3 lawyer answers

    If this occurred in the General District Court, the defendant can within ten days of the hearing note an appeal for a trial de novo in Circuit Court and plead not guilty in that proceeding. If the case was heard more than 10 but less than 60 days ago a Motion for a Rehearing can be filed. If the case is reopened a new hearing can be held with a not guilty plea. If the matter has already been adjudicated in Circuit Court but is less the 21 days old a Motion to Reopen the case could be filed in...

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  10. I got convicted of refusal DUI in 2010 and now facing DUI 2nd is it possible to get the 2nd reduce to first DUI?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Stephen Patrick Pfeiffer
    2. Bruce Whitney Sarbaugh
    3. Kevin Reese Pettrey
    4. Samuel Cohen
    5. Standish Alexander
    5 lawyer answers

    It is possible if there is an agreement with the Commonwealth Attorney for an amendment to a DUI 1st.

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