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Can an off duty officer give you a speeding ticket?
I was pulled over Saturday morning at 4 a.m. for speeding and then was arrested for a DWI after blowing 0.09
If the speed was calculated by LASER, RADAR or VASCAR, then my answer would be "NO" because Va Code 46.2-882 says in...
Will my auto insurance be effected if a friend got a DUI driving my car?
This friend of my husband was using our vehicle while we were on vacation & he hot a DUI causing the truck to be impounded. We were not called by the police but told the next day by the friend. His parents got our truck back. Is this going to mess up our auto insurance?
While the answer to this question varies from state to state and from one insurance to another, its unlikely that the...
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...
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...
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)...
Can I remove the interlock device from SmartStart myself?
My licence was suspended and VA ASAP and the court told me the interlock device on my car can be removed but I have to pay the full amount I owe, I want to remove it myself and pay them later, since each month that passes and I have the device, I still get charged
I've never heard of it working that way. I'd say your best bet is to find the money to pay what is owed and get it...