In the Hampton Roads area the sentence for a violation of 18.2-272, driving after suspension due to DUI, is frequently 60 days of jail. With good time credit, that would be 30 days to serve. However, there are other factors that can influence this result, such as having completed ASAP, having a valid license by the time of court, etc. You should contact a lawyer who works in the local court who can advise you on the local practice and the best way to present your defense.
I agree with attorney James Garrett that you must disclose the Virginia suspension if your new state requests whether you have ever been suspended.
For reckless driving, your license should not be suspended for more than six months. Therefore, if you will not be moving for a few months it may be best to wait until the Virginia suspension has expired and pay the Virginia reinstatement fee before you apply for the Washington license.
To defend against the reckless driving charge, you should present your good Pennsylvania driving transcript and make it clear to the judge that there were no problems with your driving other than the speed itself. You should also consider having the speedometer calibrated for the vehicle you were driving. Although you can present the case yourself, you may find that it is more efficient to hire a local lawyer to appear on your behalf so that you do not have to return to Virginia for the case....
Accident cases provide opportunities for the defense that are not available in other cases. For example, the prosecution must show that you were arrested within three hours of the accident in order to use the results of a blood or breath test. Additionally, the prosecutor must exclude the possibility that you consumed alcohol after the accident. The lack of field sobriety tests should not hurt you since it is better to have no result that a poor result and it sounds like you would have had...
I recommend that you work with a lawyer who is familiar with the Virginia Beach courts. Virginia Beach can be less flexible than some of the other local courts. In the General District Court there will not be a prosecutor to negotiate with, so the judge will have to decide the case based on the testimony that you and the police officer give. If the judge finds you guilty of reckless driving, then you should appeal to the circuit court where you will have the opportunity to try to work out a...
Virginia does not require the police to offer the preliminary breath test / breathalyzer test. Therefore, judges are generally not concerned when a police officer fails to show the results to the driver. The PBT is not reliable enough to be considered by the court, so the result will not be used as evidence by the police.
If you were not able to achieve a successful result on the EC/IR II breath machine at the police station, then there is a defense in Virginia based on physical inability.
When you establish a trust naming your daughter as beneficiary, the assets held by the trust will remain protected from potential claims by her spouse and creditors until they are distributed to her. Any money she receives from the trust and uses for a purely separate purpose can potentially remain her separate property. However, money she receives from the trust and places into a joint account or other marital asset will be subject to her spouse's claims.
Virginia offers a first offender option for underage possession. This involves completing certain requirements, such as community service, and ultimately having the charge dismissed. You should contact a local lawyer to find out the court's policy about granting the diversion for someone who does not appear in person for court.
If you trigger a violation during the initial six months of the ignition interlock, then ASAP an extend the period without going through the court. If you have successfully completed six months without violations and ASAP is not cooperating with the removal of the device, then the quickest way to resolve the issue is returning to the court for a motion to remove the ignition interlock.
As misdemeanor convictions, they will remain permanently on your criminal record. However, they should have disappeared from your Department of Motor Vehicles transcript eleven years after the convictions.