DWI Amended to Reckless Driving

  DWI Amended to Reckless Driving Today I was glad to help a client achieve an amendment from DWI 1st offense to Reckless Driving General.  This result avoided the DWI label while also helping the client avoid the ignition interlock and reduce the period of license suspension from 12 months to 6 months. Each case involves […]

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An Unusual Anniversary

An Unusual Anniversary May 3, 2017 Today is the one year anniversary of the day one of my clients was charged with driving with a suspended license for at least the 4th time. It is also the date that the charge was amended to a lesser offense that avoided a mandatory minimum ten day jail […]

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Passing A Stopped School Bus

Passing A Stopped School Bus Passing A Stopped School Bus – The Virginia Code penalizes passing a stopped school bus with two separate provisions.  Code section 46.2-844, Passing Stopped School Buses, punishes the offense as a civil penalty.  However, code section 46.2-859, Passing A Stopped School Bus, criminalizes the offense as a class 1 misdemeanor under […]

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Charged with Failure to Yield Right-of-Way?

Charged with Failure to Yield Right-of- Way (§ 46.2-863)?  Mr. Mark Matney  Tuesday, 19 July 2016    Uncategorized The specific language of Virginia Code Section 46.2-863, Failure to Yield Right-of- Way, must be examined when defending against this charge. If the location is not governed by a “Yield Right-of- Way” sign, then to achieve a […]

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