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  • Interlock Violation

    I got my 2nd DUI along with refusal to blow. I was given 365 and they suspended 335. My license was revoked for 1yr. I then petitoned the court for restricted. It was granted under stipualtions of No alcohol consumption and interlock in my truck f...

    Stephen’s Answer

    Depending on the circumstances the case worker may not violate you with the court but require you to get 6 six months more interlock. If she does violate you consult local counsel.

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  • Do I need a attorney for failed to be off good behavior?

    Hit-and-run and then got a DUI. I would need an attorney to request weekends due to currant status of the DUI.

    Stephen’s Answer

    With so much jail time over your head you should seriously consider hiring Or getting court appointed counsel.

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  • Will a first offense hov violation cause problems with probation?

    I received a ticket for failure to yield right of way at the beginning of the year. Judge said he was treating it as a probationary matter. I just received a ticket for traveling in the hov lane (I was passing a slower moving truck didn't even rea...

    Stephen’s Answer

    Honestly, it depends on the judge. You may want to consider taking a driver improvement school before appearing in front of the original judge.

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  • What types of questions will the judge ask in traffic court?

    i have been charged with altered/forged license plates and failure to turn in revoked tags/plates (more than one charge of each) stemming from multiple dates my question is is the judge likely to ask me questions about the tags or will they just...

    Stephen’s Answer

    Respectfully, I would not go to court without an attorney for these charges. You will get a rude awakening in Virginia Beach. I would highly suggest that you hire counsel and if you can't afford counsel you go to the clerk's office and apply for court-appointed counsel a minimum of 10 days prior to court.

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  • Is it worth getting a paid for lawyer?

    I'm currently on probabtion for a PWI felony and just recently got pulled over with a half oz. of marijuana and some valium. They charged me with a PWI for the pot and possession schedule 4 for the valium. Now I know my best possible outcome would...

    Stephen’s Answer

    Right now your thinking you're going to be convicted. That is the wrong approach. Hire an experienced defense attorney and explore your defenses to see if you can have the charges dismissed. If you cannot that attorney can help you minimize the damage.

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  • I live in Virginia have been subpoenaed as a witness for the Commonwealth. I have now been subpeona by the defense is this ok

    I have contacted the Commonwealth's Attorney handling the case.

    Stephen’s Answer

    There is nothing wrong with the defense attorney also issuing a subpoena for you. In fact the defense attorney is doing their job correctly.

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  • I am a felon.i was driving the car me an my wife share fm.atlanta g.a back home to v.a an was pulled ova an searched

    Searched an a weapon was found in the trunk in its case under a bundle of clothes .I picked the car up from the repair shop an went on the road had been gone a month never thought about any weapon bcuz the first case was in plain view empty while ...

    Stephen’s Answer

    Based upon the fact pattern you described, I would highly recommend you speak to an experience criminap defense attorney immediately. Chesapeake can be a very tough jurisdiction.

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  • How does the drug minus2 level reduction work after you received a reduction for cooperation?

    If you have cooperated and received a reduction is it possible once you apply for the 2 level reduction for the judge to actually reduce your level more than what the guidelines are recommending? Is that a possibility or does the judge have to adh...

    Stephen’s Answer

    The Judge is not bound by the guidelines. He may go above or below if he finds cause. Often the most intense battles in federal court are done at sentencing. Attorneys can and should argue for the court to deviate from the guidelines.

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  • Will i be arrested if i meet with the detective?

    I was left a notice to call a detective about a case. I called him at which point he said he needs to meet with me to have me sign some warrants. Two are misdemeanors and two are not. I asked if id be arrested when i meet with him and if i shou...

    Stephen’s Answer

    With two misdemeanors and two felonies it would be a mistake to meet the detective on your own. Likewise, if you wait to long they could just have you arrested. I have found the best approach is to have your lawyer speak with the detective and arrange your peaceful surrender.

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  • How is altered/forged license plates proven?

    what do the prosecutors or police have to prove before charging someone with altered/forged license plates? the license plates were found and put on a car that they do not belong on. the car is not driven often at all but to avoid being towed ...

    Stephen’s Answer

    As the previous attorney mentioned the code section you were talking about is 46.2–722. If the Commonwealth can prove that knowingly used a license plate knowing that it was fraudulent that generally meets the elements of the offense. If you can afford a private attorney you should speak to one soon to help you through this process. If you cannot afford an attorney you should ask the court to appoint a public defender if you're eligible.

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