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Mark Allen Andrews

Chesapeake DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. Is it possible to have a Virginia DMV suspension shortened or ended early while actively serving it?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Mark Allen Andrews
    2. Jon Kevin Wright
    3. Standish Alexander
    3 lawyer answers

    DMV will not waive your suspension period. Additionally, when the DMV suspends your license for too many points or, as in your case, 2 violations and a court suspension, the DMV will usually require you to complete a Driver Improvement Class. I would check with the DMV as to whether you have to complete a class. Failure to complete any DMV requirement will prolong your suspension.

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  2. How can Virginia punish me for a dui I got in WVa?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. John Anthony Manuel Boneta
    2. Mark Allen Andrews
    3. Jonathan L Katz
    4. J. Denise Carter
    5. Peter John Louie
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    If you have already paid a reinstatement fee in WVa then you should not have to pay for one in VA under the compact. Also, if you complied with the one year license restriction/suspension (assuming it was a first offense) then you are eligible for a full license in VA. Ask for a "compliance summary" from the VA dmv. The Compliance Summary will provide a print-out of your requirements for a full license in VA, and will keep you from getting 10 different answers from 10 different people at the...

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  3. I was pulled over for speeding 80/55 I received a ticket and I paid it before the due date.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Robert Emmett Battle
    2. Carlos John Rodriguez Salvado
    3. Mark Allen Andrews
    4. Wayne Lee Kim
    4 lawyer answers

    I routinely appear in the Chesapeake Courts and it is common for some officers to write for speeding instead of Reckless Driving (a class 1 and jailable misdemeanor). If the summons was for speeding, then you were convicted of speeding and would not show up on a criminal background check. However, this conviction would result in -6 points on your license. you may want to petition the court (go and ask the clerk) to re-open the matter. Hire an attorney. If the evidence was sufficient to...

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  4. I am facing charges for my 2nd DUI in Virginia.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Paul McGlone
    2. Jonathan L Katz
    3. Jennifer Raimo
    4. Mark Allen Andrews
    4 lawyer answers

    if you are convicted of a 2nd offense DUI in VA, then you will have mandatory jail, a minimum fine of $500, a $50 fee to the trauma fund, and you will be ordered to complete Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program (VASAP or ASAP) . If your prior conviction was within 5 years, then you would not be eligible for a restricted license until one year after your conviction date. If your prior conviction was within 5-10 years, then you would be eligible for a restricted license in 4 months from your...

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  5. What are my chances and should i get a court appointed lawyer or pay for a good one?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. James Stanton Abrenio
    2. Standish Alexander
    3. Mark Allen Andrews
    4. Barry Franklin Poulson
    4 lawyer answers

    It's impossible to discuss your chances without additional information. However, you are currently charged with 2 misdemeanors. The petit larceny 2nd is a class 1 misdemeanor that is punishable by up to 12 months in jail (with at least 30 days imposed but this may be suspended in its entirety), and/or a $2500 fine, restitution (if any), payment to store for loss prevention officer to appear in court, and court costs. The Marijuana charge, if it is a first offense, is an unclassified...

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  6. I received a citation for an unsafe lane change resulting in an accident should I contest the ticket?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Wilfred Ward Yeargan III
    2. Mark Allen Andrews
    2 lawyer answers

    Yes. However, your case will be better received by the court with the help of an experienced attorney. Consult and hire an experienced Chesapeake attorney.

  7. Do I still have to take the Va asap program to get my drivers license back?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jon Kevin Wright
    2. Standish Alexander
    3. Mark Allen Andrews
    3 lawyer answers

    You will have to successfully complete ASAP to obtain your license. However, there are differing "schools of thought" on the topic. in the Hampton Roads area, some courts would say that your 1 year suspension has passed, and you are eligible for full restoration if you are enrolled in and complete ASAP, some courts would grant you a restricted while you complete ASAP and then a full License upon your completion of ASAP, and others would require you to enroll in and complete ASAP and give you...

  8. I need to file a motion to see a judge about and old DUI case. Should I hire a lawyer to go to court with me?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jon Kevin Wright
    2. Mark Allen Andrews
    2 lawyer answers

    If your DUI was a second offense within 10 years of your first offense, then you are required by law to have an Ignition Interlock for a minimum of 6 months. You will only be allowed to drive a car with an Interlock device installed during this period (there are exceptions for work vehicles as long as you do not own the company). Even if the Court did not order the Interlock, DMV will require the installation of the device. In addition, VASAP requires at least 6 months without any BAC...

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