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  • What do i need to do?

    The police removed my license plates and left me a letter that i need to contact them asap. Im pretty sure what this is about. If i call them id like to just tell the truth isnt that the best policy?

    Stephen’s Answer

    Contact an attorney before you speak to the police.

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  • Can you tell me that type of charges I am looking at?

    Say my friend was getting into his car and he was drunk and an unmarked officer approached his car but before he got to the window my friend hit reverse. He drove quickly away as police car followed him. He ditched the car and ran into woods. He s...

    Stephen’s Answer

    Your friend may be charged with hit-and-run, reckless driving or DUI. There is no reason for any more online discussions or text messages or emails. The next discussion he should have is with an attorney.

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  • Do I need an attorney for a reckless driving charge?

    Leaned over to grab a pen to write information glanced an guard rail. Did not know I needed to stop. Pulled,over . Given a reckless driving ticket. Perfect driving record. First offense ever.

    Stephen’s Answer

    It is very good that you have a perfect driving record and this is a simple accident. However, reckless driving is a class one misdemeanor. A maximum punishment of one year in jail, $2500 fine, and a potential loss of license. I always suggest finding a local experience attorney when dealing with a serious offense. With that said, I don't think you should lose any sleep. With the right help you should be in a good spot to deal with the situation.

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  • What steps happen after the AUSA files the Rule35 Motion in Virginia?

    My husband's AUSA filed the federal cooperation reduction motion. We are wondering if the attorney may rebuttal the prosecutors recommendation if the defense attorney feels the client should deserve more for his substantial cooperation. How long d...

    Stephen’s Answer

    The defence is entitled to file a response requesting an additional reduction. The Court will either rule based on the motions or may call a hearing on the matter. In my experience the Court normally decides based upon the written motions of the parties.

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  • I was charged with dui and was not in car when police arrive to accident scene Or near car.My wife at time said I was driver

    But will not testify against me in court is this beatable With a court appointed lawyer.. car was in ditch I was waiting for help while driver left to get help

    Stephen’s Answer

    The prosecution has multiple ways to try to prove operation. If you can't afford counsel you can always choose to go with the public defender. However, it may not be a bad idea to speak to a private attorney regarding representation.

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  • My cash was confiscated during a DUI and pot arrest out of my sister's rental car. She was not present. Can I get my cash back?

    My nephew was driving my sisters rental car without her knowledge when pulled and arrested for DUI. They searched the card and found 5 oz. of marijuana and my bag of cash which they confiscated. They arrested him for DUI and possession with intent...

    Stephen’s Answer

    You can petition the court for your money. There's a procedure for dealing with forfeitures and. the return of evidence. This will be substantially easier if you contact local counsel to help you.

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  • Been falsely accused and charged with indecent liberties and carnal knowledge of a 14 year old

    the alleged victim has changed the the story and the dates of what he says happened and he is in jail now for a conviction of sexual assault of a child and probation violation for drug use. Could this be used in court? And how likely is it that a ...

    Stephen’s Answer

    The best advice I can give you is to hire counsel immediately. If you cannot afford counsel see if the court will appoint you one. These charges are too serious to be talking about on a public forum. You need to meet face-to-face with a local attorney and talk with confidentiality.

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  • WILL I be okay going to court for failing to obtain my lane and not go to jail for it ?

    Okay last month I got pulled over for driving without a license and failure to maintain my lane well I went today and got it continued this is my first offense never been in trouble before and I went and got my license now and selling my car this ...

    Stephen’s Answer

    Driving without a license is taken seriously in Virginia Beach. You may want to consider hiring an attorney or asking for court-appointed counsel if you cannot afford a private attorney. Additionally you should consider attending a driver's improvement course.

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  • Will I be able to get my charge reduced?

    I was charged with reckless driving (59/35). I have a speeding ticket in Nov 2011 (64/45), improper lane change in May and Oct 2012, failure to stop/yield entering highway in Aug 2013, and a following too closely ticket in Sept 2014. I took a driv...

    Stephen’s Answer

    Driver improvement courses and community service are usually helpful. You should also consider getting a calibration performed on your vehicle. It is a jailable criminal offense so you should strongly consider engaging an attorney or seeking court appointed counsel.

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