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Can I get limited driving privileges in VA if I received a DWI in NC?
I currently live in VA. I received my second DWI in the last 4 years in NC a couple weeks ago. I blew a .16. I know I will lose my driving privilege in NC for at least a year maybe longer and assume the same will happen in VA. Is there any way I would be able to receive limited driving privileges for work in VA?
What happens in VA depends on a variety of factors - and could range from a 3 year loss in VA with no ability to drive...
DUI - Was this probable cause?
My husband was pulled over for going 37 in a 55. The speed limit had just changed - half a mile. He had been in his car with the license and registration for a good minute when the lights started bothering my husband, he opened his door and asked if the officer could possibly turn off his lights. He then looked at his eyes and gave him a breathalyzer, which he blew a 0.18. This is the first time my husband has ever been in any trouble. The officer never read him his rights, which I understand isn't always necessary. But he also never told him he had the right to an attorney, or anything. My question is this - was this indeed probable cause to pull us over? I felt that half a mile after the speed limit increase isn't much time to accelerate, and he was going 37, which obviously means that he was accelerating. The officer may have even turned his lights on before the speed limit change. Also, does the fact that my husband has severe acid reflux (which can cause a higher bac) help us any?
The officer does not need probable cause, merely reasonable suspicion. Driving slowly can be grounds for a traffic...
DUI - is there any chance of a charge reduction?
My husband has a clean record. We were pulled over for driving 37 in 55, just after the speed limit change. The officer may have even turned on his lights before the change. After taking the lincense and registration, he stayed at his car for a good while. My husband began to feel very ill and opened his door to ask if the officer could possibly turn off his lights. He then looked at his eyes before giving him a breathalyzer, he blew a 0.18. It is very crucial to his career that he is not convicted. We are willing to pay for the best lawyer. I has a few questions. My husband has severe acid reflux, which can alter breathalyzer test, and he also had a fever. He was not acting drunk - not staggering, slurring, or anything. The only field test performed was the officer looking into his eyes. Is there any chance of getting the accuracy of the BAC test challenged? There was no blood test performed. Was pulling us over that soon after the speed limit change even probable cause? We are making appointments this week, we just need some peace of mind that it is not entirely hopeless. Thank you
The Fourth Amendment requires that the police have "reasonable articulable suspicion" before making a traffic stop. If...
Are there any lawyers in my area willing to fight a drug case with confidence of winning instead of taking a plea?
I have numerous chargers, however with the right attorney willing to fight for me I know they can be beat. How ever the attorney I paid was willing to fight until they got the money.
Yes. If their client is willing to risk the long term prison sentence. If you are unhappy with your attorney tell your...
How do I undo VA license suspension on PA dui-ARD?
Oct,2016 I was charged with dui in PA on my virginia license. As a 1st time offender court accepted my ARD (adult rehabilitative disposition) and suspended PA driving privileges for 60 days. Penndot already restored my driving privileges but virginia dmv took it as a conviction and suspended my license for 1 year. As per PA law this is not a conviction and I didn't pledge case is going to be dismissed and expunged in aug,2017. How can i get my va license suspension reversed?
The first place you need to start is the VA DVM. This is not an uncommon situation, and they will have the information...
Can I get a DWI in a hotel parking lot.
I had driven for about 13 hours to get to Salem Virginia for a shut down job. I decided to have a few drinks while I sat in my vehicle in the hotel parking lot so I could smoke since the hotel is 100% smoke free. It was cold that night so I had the vehicle running using the heater and I feel asleep. The police came through the parking lot and woke me up and saw the empty beers and asked me to submit to a field sobriety test which I refused because I thought I was on private property and had permission to drink in the parking lot from the hotel management. So I was arrested and charged with DWI.
Yes. Stay off the internet and stop posting evidence against yourself. Get a DUI attorney ASAP.
Why would a judge delay his decision of guilty or not guilty if he found there was sufficient evidence to be found guilty 3 DUI
Why would a judge delay his decision of guilty or not guilty if he found there was sufficient evidence to be found guilty of 3rd DUI within 10 years . The person was put on probation for three months and the case is under advisement until the presentence report hearing ( a presentence report was ordered) in July.
If there was a trial and he was found guilty of a felony, the judge will order a per-sentence report and then conduct a...