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What can I do to contest a DUI charge in Virginia?
I submitted to FSTs and roadside breath. Refused breath/blood at station. Transported to the hospital after having an anxiety attack. I am also in the military and facing several issues as well.
You can retain an attorney. It's futile trying to do anything on your own. If you knew the law you wouldn't have...
Legal Liability DUI - post separation
My wife's a drunk. She hasnt had a DUI yet, but drinks and drives all the time. I used to take her keys away and lock them in the safe on a regular basis while we were together. During the 6 years we were together I think she was hospitalized for falling down the stairs twice and for alcohol detox with DTs 3 times (Or something like that, I lost count). Now that we're getting separated and I've found a place to stay, I kept her keys because I feel that I would still be liable if I let her drive. Is that correct? Can I address this in a separation agreement or do we need to re-title the cars and re-do the loan first? What if she gets a rental car on her own credit card?
Are you talking about civil or criminal liability? If you are this concerned then I suggest that you get into a...
I have an interlock installed, why I am getting the camera installed?
I've had my interlock device installed in my car for almost 6 months with no violations or missed tests. I received a call from the interlock company that my calibration appt has been changed due to camera installation. Why after all this time am I getting it now? I received a letter from my asap office that my compliance period is over soon.
The law now requires cameras in interlock devices.
Will I serve my full 10 days in jail?
I was convicted of DWI and driving on a suspended. Before I was able to receive my restricted license I got another driving on a suspended. My lawyer was able to get me 30 days. 20 suspended. So 10 days. I wasn't arrested for the 2nd driving on a suspended. I am curious if I have the possibility of being released early so I can miss less work.
This is an inquiry that should be directed to your attorney. Unless there is a mandatory minimum as part of the...
If a cop doesn't give you a DUI at the scene or inform you of your BAC or results of your other tests, what should I do?
I was given a reckless driving and possession of alcohol ticket. I am 19 and my parents don't know that I was drinking while driving. I have been told my BAC will be brought up in court, but I wasn't given it. I was given other tests and wasn't told if I passed. I understand they tried to give me another chance by not charging me with a DUI, but can they still when I get to court. I have never had any prior charges with the law of any sort and have good grades and no accidents prior to this. I understand I deserve a punishment but would like to understand to what extent this could be. While the punishment does vary judge to judge, I was wondering if this will get taken off my record somehow since it is NOT a felony because they didn't charge me with a DUI.
Go ahead and tell your parents about this. They will help you hire a good lawyer. A conviction for this will stay on...
Should I represent myself in court for a probation violation?
I received a probation violation for a DUI in 2012. The violation was for noncompliance with VASAP. After I was convicted for the DUI I was told to visit the ASAP rep before I left, which I did, and get the paperwork for the drug program. While speaking with the lady I informed her that I was not a resident of Virginia and would be leaving the next day to return back to New Mexico. She asked me for my license because part of the judgment was for me to surrender my driver's license, to get a restricted license for a year and get an ignition lock on any vehicle registered to me or that I operated. I gave her my license and told her that I do not own a vehicle. She then told me that because my license was not a VA license that she couldn't take it and then allowed me to leave. Upon my return to New Mexico, my command (I was in the Air Force at the time) mandated that I completed the Air Force drug and alcohol assessment which deemed that I was not at risk for alcoholism. I have not been able to secure a lawyer, and it is now too late for me to get a Court-appointed attorney. I have also tried to go through Legal Aid but they do not help with criminal cases.
I am not sure what answer you want. You ask if you should get an attorney, and then say you did not get an attorney....
I have an active NC drivers license, VA judge suspended my license in January for 18 months can I drive in VA?
Public defender told me that the suspension may or may not carry over to NC, another factor is that my initial charge in VA occurred around a year before and I was issued my NC license before my VA driving privilege was suspended. I applied to change my address in NC and they sent a letter stating they couldn't issue me a new license, but said nothing about suspending my current one and my online DMV account confirms that my license is active
If a Virginia judge suspended your license/privilege to drive in Virginia, then you can't drive in Virginia until (1)...