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I have a warrant out for my arrest for failure to appear, what should I do?
The lady from asap told me I did not have to attend the court date. I'm a bit confused about what to do.
The lady from ASAP isn't the judge who decides whether you have to be there or not, so listening to her isn't the smart...
Alcoholic ( soon to be ex) husband put his work vehicle in son's name. He did this after he got a DUI. Can this cause problems?
During the pedent lite hearing, we were told not to get rid of any assets. I recently learned that my husband told our 17 year old that he was giving his vehicle to him and that when he got his license he could get it. My husband bought another work vehicle after. 1) If my husband has problems, accidents, or tickets while the vehicle is in our son's name, will it become a problem for our son? 2) Was it lawful for my husband to change the title over to our son after the judge said not to get rid of any assets?
1) Yes. If your son allows his father to use the vehicle knowing that his father is unlicensed, he could be liable for...
Can I suggest rehab to court for estranged husbands 1st DUI in Va.?
He refused the breath test , spent one night in jail and vehicle was towed. He was restrained by 6 officers when he had gotten offended at their perceived disrespect towards him.He has a lawyer. He is normally a nice person but when he relapses it's a shame..We have been trying to get him to accept help for over a year since his relapse,Kids fear for him.He goes to court the 19th of this month.He has good insurance that can pay for rehab.He really needs help.His disease is costing our family much loss and heartache.
If he is found guilty of the DUI, then VASAP will be ordered. That is the basic program required by the state for such...
What would you recommend? DUI 19yo.
I got in an accident and got three charges, DUI, open container, and underage possession of alcohol. Keep in mind I'm 19. What would you recommend I do before court? I registered to take a driver's improvement class already. Is there anything else I can do to make this look like I am trying? Also, i can't afford a lawyer right now, so I'll have to get one appointed. Should I try to speak with someone at the court house before the court date, or wait until the first court date?
If you can not afford an attorney, you need to speak with one now, before the court date. If you were appointed the...
How I get driver's license back if ASAP was unsuccessfully completed but case was dimiss for dui but guilty for drug 4yrs ago ?
It was 4 yrs ago so dui case was dismissed. Drug possession case I was found guilty because ASAP program was unsuccessfully completed. I took ASAP classes and finished. First hearing classes was not available yet. Waited to long to take classes and sheriff came with subpoena for another court date. Finally took classes and finished. Because I didn't do it correctly first time with community service and drug screening it is unsuccessfully completed. DMV says probation period for me is over and can now obtain license if I bring proof I took classes which I did and finished but not successfully. What should I do?
You should get the documentation that you completed ASAP and provide that to DMV. ASAP should have a record of this if...
Can I travel while on probation after a state to state transfer?
I was convicted of a felony DUI (serious injury) in NC in mid-July. At the time of the offense (the previous August), I lived in NC but have since moved to VA. My probation was transferred to Virginia. Because of this conviction I unexpectedly lost my original job. I have found a new job, but will need to travel outside of the state for initial training. I have looked for employment in this area but have not been able to find anything. The terms of my probation require me to make substantial payments to the victim, so finding employment at a similar level as previously is important. Will I be able to get a permit to travel outside of the state after only a month and a half of probation?
You need to check with your probation officer to see what the exact restrictions of your probation are. If your...
I have a VA License with and out of state DUI
To get a restricted license I had to sign up for VASAP, but now VASAP is requiring me to complete VASAP and the out of state program. VASAP told me that if I just completed the out of state program (where I'm on probation) that I would already have my VA license, but since I received a restricted license I have to comply with both the out of state probation and VASAP. I've been told repeatedly that VASAP has no right to do so. Is there a simple answer here? Thanks.
The relevant law seems to be set forth in section D of 18.2-271.1 and I have included it below for your reference. As...