Williamsburg Crime

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Recent Crime News

  • Fifth suspect caught in Settler case

    Monday Feb 13 | via Ukiah Daily Journal 

    A fifth person suspected of murdering and robbing a cannabis grower last year in Laytonville was arrested Friday in Virginia, the Sheriff's Office confirmed in a press release. The York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office in Williamsburg, Virginia, received a tip Friday that Frederick Gaestel, 27, of Illinois, was hiding out in a vacant house and that he was wanted for murder in California, according to the release.


    Related Topix: Laytonville, CA, Mendocino County, CA

  • Another arrest made in Laytonville murder case

    Saturday Feb 11 | via The Willits News 

    A fifth suspect was arrested on Friday in connection with the November 2016 killing of 35-year-old Jeffrey Quinn Settler in Laytonville. The suspect, identified as 27-year-old Frederick Gaestel from Illinois, was taken into custody by the York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office in Williamsburg, Va., who notified the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office at 10 p.m. According to a press release from the Sheriff's Office, the York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office received a tip that Gaestel was hiding out in a vacant house and that he was wanted for murder in California.


    Related Topix: Laytonville, CA, Mendocino County, CA

Williamsburg Law

Can a dui in va be sealed? But not expunged
Want to know for employment
No, you cannot have any conviction sealed or expunged in Virginia. If you are found not guilty or the charge is...
What should I expect in court and what can I do to help myself? (VA 19.2-306)
I picked up a DUI in Oct 2011 and a DUI 2nd Dec 2011 in the James City County. I have since then completed my jail and began my ASAP counseling. On Nov 2012, I picked up an "Evading and Eluding" while on Colonial Parkway. I went to court in York Country Feb. 2013 for the charge and picked up a plea deal to drop the Drunk in Public and stick with the Evading and Eluding pending 2 years good behavior and enrolling into a PO program. Since then I have completed my 16 week behavioral course as well as my 4 week ASAP and have been compliant with my Probation Officer on all alcohol/drug screenings. I understand the Evading and Eluding from York brought up the violation of my DUI 1 and DUI 2, they are bringing back 85 days for the first and 9 months for the second. I have received a Show Case.
The Commonwealth's attorney will probably argue that you should do the rest of your time for violation of the "good...
I am on Unsupervised felony probation, I still owe fine but have been paying on them, Can I move out of State?
I was arrested on a third offence DUI in 2009, I was sentenced to 5 years in jail (3 suspended) and 15 years probation. I have served my time, and am now on unsupervised probation for over a year. I would like to move out of state. But I still owe fine. Will I be forced to stay until my fines are paid ?
Let me preface this by saying that I am licensed only in Ohio and generally deal wih only Ohio probation dealings and...
Why would I have gotten a show cause court appearance & what does it mean?
I was convicted of 1st offense dwi and had to do ASAP, counseling & get interlock. I got interlock and had a failed reading in jan, but feb and mar readings were clean. Why would I have gotten a show cause summons? Will they revoke my probation and make me serve jail time? I was never served with a summons for the court appearance. Found out about it when enrolling in ASAP because they were asking weird questions about my address and restricted license so I checked court website
The show cause represents an allegation that you have failed to comply with the court’s order. Compliance with the...
Driving after forfeiture of license ( Williamsburg , VA )
Pulled over tonight for defective equipment . Found out still had restricted license . DUI 2nd in 2010 , arrested February . I went to court in April for that . 1 year revoked . 2 years restricted . I thought my license was reinstated this month come to find out not until April . More than compliant as i have paid all my fines and completed asap . Honestly thought my license was back to normal and all i had to do in April was get a new copy without the code . my charges in 2010 were driving after forfeiture of license ( noble pr ) DWI 2nd ( m 10 days suspended ) refusal / blood breath ( noble pr ) defective equipment
It seems that you are asking two different questions. First of all, regarding the traffic infraction of defective...
Underage drinking and driving. Parent responsibility.
My parents left for the night and minors came over with alcohol.The minors drank here and drove home.A cop pulled them over and everyone has a court date . My parents were not aware that drinking was happening. Are my parents responsible? If so, what is going to happen to them? (Living in the state of virginia)
Generally they are not responsible if they did not provide the alcohol or know or agree to allow the minors to drink at...
This is my second mip offense how serious will my charges be and will the police contact my college?
Alright so I was at a party that the police busted and my girlfriend and I were breaking up, I was crying on the sidewalk when the police come over and ask for my age. I give them all the information they ask and they gave me a traffic ticket for underage possession of alcohol with a court date. I did not get a breathlyzer. Now my first offense I'm not sure what it was because I was taken to the hospital for non alcohol related purposes by the police, but I had to do 24 hours of community service and had to right a alcohol related paper. I did not go to court for my first offense. So will this be treated as a second offense and will my license get suspended? Also will I be needing a lawyer or will this not be that serious? Will the police contact the college about this infraction?
I need more information. Do you not know if you were convicted of possession of alcohol previously? This is a...