DUI & Traffic Court Attorney Mark Matney of Matney Law PLLC2018 Case Results

This is a listing of the 2018 Case Results handled by Matney Law, PLLC.

Disclaimer for Case Results

I am frequently asked for the results of my representation. I have therefore summarized the cases I handled in 2018 and provided them on the website for your review. I chose not to post only the most successful cases or a sampling of cases. Instead, I have provided outcomes for all of my traffic related matters. In some instances I have reported only the final Circuit Court result when a case was presented in the General District Court and then appealed to the Circuit Court.

To protect confidentiality, I have removed the identities of clients, judges, and law enforcement personnel.

This information accurately reflects the outcomes of those cases but the results in each situation depend on many factors and cannot be relied on to guarantee the result in your particular matter. Each case is unique because it involves its own combination of evidence, client history, law enforcement, prosecutor, and judge.

Comment for Case Results

In every case where a Reckless Driving charge is amended to Speeding or Improper Driving the outcome involves a criminal misdemeanor becoming a traffic infraction and a reduction in the length of time the charge will appear in the Virginia driving transcript

January

•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 78/55. Result: Amended to Improper Driving w/ $125 fine.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 85/60. Result: Amended to Speeding, 69/60 w/ $250 fine.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed. 75/55. Result: Amended to Defective Speedometer w/ $50.00 fine.
•  (1) Reckless Driving by Speed, 86/70 Result: To be amended to Improper Driving on review date if completes driver improvement course and pays $175 fine. (2) Operating with Tint/Signs/Decals Windows. Result: Dismissed by Nolle Pros.
•  (1) Reckless Driving by Speed, 86/60. Result: Reduced to Speeding, 85/60 w/ $250 fine. (2) Unsafe Lane Change. Result: $30.00 fine.
•  (1) DWI with Minors in the Vehicle. Result: $500 fine (mandatory minimum), ASAP, 12 months suspended/restricted license, 6 months ignition interlock, 180 days jail w/ 175 days suspended (5 days jail to serve). This result avoided the one year license suspension of a refusal charge and ten additional days of jail from two additional minors being present in the car. •  (2) Refusal. Result: Dismissed by Nolle Pros. (3) Reckless Driving. Result: Dismissed.
•  DWI 1st. Result: ASAP, $500 fine with $250 suspended, 365 days jail – all suspended, 12 months suspended license w/ restricted license, 6 months ignition interlock. This result accomplished the minimum sentence permitted by the Virginia Code.
•  (1) DWI 1st. Result: ASAP, $500 fine w/ $250 suspended, 6 months jail – all suspended, 12 months suspended license w/ restricted license, 6 months ignition interlock, one year good behavior. (2) Reckless Driving. Result: Dismissed. This result accomplished the minimum sentence permitted by the Virginia Code.
•  (1) Suspended License 2nd offense. Result: Dismissed! (2) Failure to Obey Stop Sign. Result: Dismissed!
Reckless Driving by Speed, 93/60. Result: Reduced to Speeding 79/60 w/ $250.00 fine.
•  (1) Driving with Suspended License, 4th offense. Result: Reduced to Driving without a license w/ $50.00 fine. This result reduced the suspended license charge from a class 1 misdemeanor to a class 2 misdemeanor, avoided a minimum of 10 days of jail, and avoided 90 days license suspension. (2) Failure to Display Front License Plate. Result: $20 fine.
Reckless Driving w/ Accident. Result: Reduced to Improper Driving w/ $50 fine.
•  (1) DWI 2nd in 5 years. Result: $500.00 fine, ASAP, $50.00 Trauma Fund, 3 years suspended license, 3 years good behavior, 365 days jail w/ 345 suspended – 20 days mandatory to serve on weekends. (2) Reckless Driving. Result: Dismissed! (3) Driving Without a License. Result: Dismissed by nolle pros.
•  Speeding 74/55. Result: Reduced to Defective Equipment w/ $25.00 fine.

February

•  DWI 2nd in 5 years & Show Cause for Failure to Appear. Result: ASAP, $1,000 fine, 3 years suspended license (eligible for restricted license after 1 year), 3 years good behavior, 180 days jail w/ 150 days suspended – 30 days mandatory jail to serve on weekends. This accomplished the mandatory minimum sentence for the DWI charge and avoided risk of jury trial demanded by the judge.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 87/60. Result: Reduced to Speeding, 79/60 w/ $114 fine.
•  Reckless Driving / Exceeding safe speed for road conditions. Result: Reduced to Improper Driving w/ $30 fine.
•  DWI 2nd in 5 years. Result: $1,000 fine w/ $500 suspended, 365 days jail w/ 325 suspended, 36 months suspended license w/ eligibility for restricted license after 12 months, ASAP. This result accomplished the mandatory minimum permitted by the Virginia Code for a second offense except for 5 additional days of jail.
•  (1) DWI 2nd in 5-10 years. Result: ASAP, $500 fine, 365 days jail w/ 353 days suspended – 10 mandatory and 2 discretionary days to serve on weekends, 3 years good behavior, 3 years suspended/restricted license, 6 months ignition interlock when apply for restricted license. (2) Reckless Driving. Result: Dismissed, (3) Refusal 2nd, (4) Open Container, (5) Impede Traffic. Results: Dismissed by Nolle pros. This result avoided convictions, fines, costs, and license suspension associated with four of the charges and ensured the minimum sentence for the DWI except for one extra overnight of jail.
•  (1) DWI 1st. Result: ASAP, $250 fine, 180 days jail – all suspended, one year good behavior, 12 months suspended/restricted license, 6 months ignition interlock. (2) Reckless Driving w/ Accident. Result: Dismissed! (3) Fail to Yield. Result: Dismissed!
•  Speeding, 80/60. Result: Dismissed without court costs. Officer did not have calibration records.
•  (1) DWI 2nd within 5 years (elevated BAC). Result: Reduced DWI 2nd within 5 years to DWI 2nd within 5-10 years. $1000 fine w/ $500 suspended, ASAP, 3 years suspended license, eligible for restricted license after 4 months, 6 months ignition interlock when obtains restricted license, 3 years good behavior, 6 months jail w/ 5 months suspended – this leaves 30 days to serve on weekends. The amendment reduced the waiting period for a restricted license from 12 months to 4 months. (2) Reckless Driving. Result: Dismissed!
•  Reckless Driving – Fail to Maintain Control w/ Accident. Result: Reduced to Improper Driving w/ $200 fine.
•  Improper Backing w/ Accident. Result: Judge noted that he was in a difficult position but found that he was at fault. Guilty of Improper Backing, but judge waived fine and only required court costs of $66.00.
•  DWI (elevated BAC). Result: Reduced from 0.22 BAC (10 days mandatory jail) to 0.20 BAC (5 days mandatory jail). ASAP, $500 fine w/ $250 suspended, 12 months suspended license w/ restricted license granted, 6 months ignition interlock, 2 years good behavior, 90 days jail w/ 82 days suspended (only 6 days to serve with credits). (2) Open Container. Result: Dismissed by Nolle pros.
•  Reckless Driving, Fail to maintain proper control w/ Accident. Result: Reduced to Improper Driving w/ $75 fine.
•  Speeding, 52/35. Result: Reduced to defective equipment w/ $25 fine.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 90/60. Result: Dismissed!
•  Driving without Headlights w/ Accident. Result: Judge ruled evidence sufficient for guilty, but amended to defective equipment w/ $50.00 fine.
•  DWI 1st. Result: ASAP, Eligible to apply for restricted License, 6 months interlock if applies for Restricted License, 365 days jail – all suspended, 12 months good behavior, $500.00 fine w/ $250 suspended.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 86/70. Result: Reduced to Speeding.
•  Speeding, 77/55. Result: Reduced to Improper Driving w/ $160 fine.
•  2 ASAP show cause violations. Result: Guilty of the ASAP violations, but judge did not impose any penalty. No jail, fine, or community service. The judge reinstated client into the ASAP program and placed client on good behavior for 3 years.
•  DWI 1st with elevated BAC (0.15). Result: Reduced to standard BAC (0.08 – 0.14). ASAP, $250 fine, 12 months suspended license w/ restricted license, 6 months ignition interlock, 60 days jail w/ 55 days suspended, 2 years good behavior. This result reduced the active jail sentence by changing the 5 days of jail from mandatory time to discretionary time.

March

•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 88/70. Result: Reduced to Improper Driving with $400 fine.
•  Shoplifting (grand larceny) – Felony. Result: Dismissed by Nolle Pros!
(1) DWI 2nd within 5 years with elevated BAC. Result: Reduced the DWI 2nd to DWI 1st. ASAP, $500 fine w/ $250 suspended, 12 months suspended license, eligible for restricted license immediately but did not apply due to relocating, 90 days jail w/ 60 days suspended (18 days to serve after good time credit). The amendment of the DWI reduced the license suspension from 3 years to 1 year, reduced the jail from 30 days minimum to 18 days, and avoided a 1 year delay before eligible for a restricted license. (2) Reckless Driving (failure to maintain control). Result: Dismissed by Nolle Pros. This result avoided a conviction, fine and costs.
•  DWI 1st w/ elevated BAC. Result: ASAP, $500 fine w/ $250 suspended, 180 days w/ 175 days suspended (5 days mandatory to serve on weekends), 12 months suspended license w/ restricted license. This result ensured the mandatory minimum sentence permitted under the Virginia Code.
•  (1) Failure to Obey Highway Sign. Result: Dismissed w/ payment of court costs! (2) Speeding 74/55. Result: Reduced to Speeding 64/55 w/ $54 fine.
•  Reckless Driving (failure to yield right of way). Result: Dismissed!
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 94/70. Result: $500 fine w/ no jail or license suspension.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 69/45. Result: Reduced to Speeding, 64/45 w/ $114 fine.
•  Driving without a License. Result: Dismissed!
•  Public Intoxication. Result: Dismissed with payment of court costs.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 95/70. Result: $500 fine, 30 days jail – all suspended. This result avoided an active jail sentence and license suspension.
•  (1) DWI 1st, elevated 0.26 BAC. Result: Reduced to Standard BAC, 1st Offense. ASAP, 30 days jail – all suspended, $500 fine w/ $250 suspended, 12 months suspended/restricted license, 6 months ignition interlock, 2 years good behavior. (2) Reckless Driving General. Result: Dismissed! The amendment of the BAC avoided 10 days mandatory minimum jail.
•  DWI 1st. Result: Reduced to Reckless Driving General. $500 fine w/ $250 suspended, 30 days jail – all suspended, ASAP, 2 years good behavior, 6 months suspended/restricted license.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 92/70. Result: Withheld finding (juvenile court). Charge to be amended or dismissed on review date if client complies with conditions: (1) pay court costs; (2) 25 hours community service; (3) Provide proof of completing high school; (4) No new violations.
•  Driving with suspended license (4th offense). Result: Dismissed! This result avoided the misdemeanor, 10 days mandatory minimum jail, and 90 days license suspension.
•  Reckless Driving/General. Result: Reduced to Driving Wrong Way w/ $100.00 fine.
•  Failure to signal. Result: Dismissed!
•  (1) Driving with suspended license. Result: Amended from 3rd offense to 2nd, 5 days jail to serve on weekends, 90 days license suspension; (2) Red Light Violation. Result: $50 fine. (3) No proof of insurance. Result: Dismissed with court costs. (4) Driving without license in possession. Result: Dismissed with court costs.
•  DWI 1st (0.11 BAC). Result: Not Guilty! This result was achieved at trial based on a legal argument that excluded the breath certificate and discrepancies between the video and the officer’s testimony and notes.
•  Public Intoxication. Result: Dismissed with payment of court costs!
•  Speeding, 49/25. Result: Reduced to Speeding, 39/25 w/ $84.00 fine.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed 82/70. Result: $100.00 fine. Avoided jail and license Suspension. This is not a typical result for this speed so I encouraged an appeal.
•  Driving with suspended license (class 1 misdemeanor). Result: Reduced to Driving without a license (class 2 misdemeanor) w/ $100 fine. This result avoided 90 days of license suspension.
•  (1) DWI 1st (no BAC). Result: ASAP, 30 days jail – all suspended, $250 suspended, 12 months suspended/restricted license, 6 months ignition interlock, 2 years good behavior. (2) Refusal. Result: Dismissed by Nolle Pros. (3) Impede Traffic. Result: Dismissed by Nolle Pros.
•  (1) Reckless Driving by Speed, 83/60. Result: Reduced to Speeding, 79/60 w/ $114 fine. (2) Suspended License, 5th offense. Result: Reduced to Driving Without a License w/ $100 fine. This result avoided the misdemeanor for reckless driving and reduced the driving with suspended license charge from a class 1 misdemeanor to a class 2 misdemeanor. This result avoided 90 days license suspension and 10 days mandatory minimum jail.
•  (1) Driving While Suspended, 5th offense (class 1 misdemeanor). Result: Reduced to no license in possession (traffic infraction) w/ $10.00 fine. (2) Counterfeit Inspection Sticker. Result: $100 fine. (3) Display License Plate on another vehicle. Result: $50 fine. This result avoided the misdemeanor (30 days jail, 90 days license suspension).
•  DWI, 1st. Result: ASAP, $500 fine w/ $250 suspended, 90 days jail – all suspended, 12 months suspended license w/ restricted license, Ignition interlock – may petition for removal after 6 months. This result ensured the minimum sentence permitted by the Virginia Code.
•  (1) Felony Extortion. Result: Dismissed by Nolle Pros. (2) Cause Telephone to Ring With Intent to Annoy. Result: Dismissed by Nolle Pros. (3) Harassment by Computer; (4) Unlawful Dissemination of Image (Count One); (5) Unlawful Dissemination of Image (Count Two). Result: 10 hours Community Service, 4 months jail – all suspended, No contact with victim, 3 years good behavior, Complete assessment and follow any recommended treatment or counseling. This result avoided the felony and one of the misdemeanors with no fines and no active jail.

April

•  Fail to Obey Highway Lane Markings w/ Accident. Result: Dismissed!
•  Speeding, 69/60. Result: Reduced to Defective Equipment w/ $90 fine.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 83/60. Result: Reduced to speeding, 69/60 w/ $54.00 fine.
•  Reckless Driving, too fast for conditions, w/ Accident. Result: Dismissed w/ no court costs!
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 79/45. Result: $500.00 fine w/ $101 court costs.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 82/60. Result: Reduced to Speeding. 79/60 w/ $114 fine.
•  Reckless Driving General. Result: Reduced to Improper Driving w/ $75.00 fine.
•  Speeding, 45/25. Result: Dismissed!
•  Reckless Driving by Speed 56/35. Result: Reduced to Speeding 15-19 mph over limit w/ $250 fine.
•  (1) Refusal 1st; (2) Speeding, 52/35. Result: Dismissed! (3) DWI 1st Result: $500 fine w/ $250 suspended, ASAP, 12 months suspended/restricted license, 6 months ignition interlock, 24 hours community service, and letter of apology to the officer.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 65/35. Result: Reduced to speeding, 54/35 w/ $114 fine.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 84/60. Result: Reduced to Improper Driving w/ $138 fine.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 88/60. Result: Reduced to Improper Driving w/ $168 fine.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 83/55. Result: Reduced to speeding, 74/55 w/ $140 fine.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 83/65. Result: Reduced to speeding, 74/65 w/ $54 fine.
•  Speeding 79/60. Result: Dismissed with payment of court costs!
•  (1) Driving without License (1st offense); (2) Following too closely; (3) No Liability Insurance. Result: All 3 charges dismissed!
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 83/70. Result: Reduced to No Demerit Point violation w/ $130 fine.
•  (1) Refusal. Result: Nolle pros. (2) DWI 1st. Result: ASAP, 12 months suspended/restricted license, 6 months ignition interlock, 90 days jail – all suspended, $500 fine w/ $250 suspended, 12 months good behavior.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 86/60. Result: Reduced to Improper Driving w/ $126 fine.
•  (1) Driving with suspended license (3rd offense). Result: Dismissed! (2) Operating vehicle without brake lights. Result: $25.00 fine.
•  Show Cause for Non-compliance w/ ASAP. Result: 30 days jail w/ 20 suspended, $130 court costs.

May

•  (1) Stop sign violation. Result: $50 fine. (2) Driving with suspended license, 5th offense. Result: $500 fine, 90 days license suspension, 365 days jail w/ 325 suspended (25 days to serve on weekends).
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 82/60. Result: Reduced to Speeding, 77/60 w/ $102 fine.  This result avoided the misdemeanor.
•  Violation of Learner’s Permit. Result: Dismissed!
•  Reckless Driving, Fail to Maintain Control. Result: Reduced to Improper Driving w/ $50.00 fine.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 76/55. Result: Reduced to Speeding, 64/55 w/ $54.00 fine. This result avoided the misdemeanor.
•  Review for ASAP compliance. Result: ASAP Show Cause Dismissed!
•  (1) Open Container; (2) Failure to maintain lane. Result: Nolle Pros. (3) DWI 1st. Result: VASAP, 12 months jail w/ 12 months suspended, eligible for restricted license, 6 months ignition interlock if obtain restricted license within 12 months of the court date, 2 years good behavior. This result avoided the misdemeanor, fines, and a traffic infraction. It also avoided 5 days minimum jail for an elevated BAC and ensured the minimum DUI sentence permitted by the Virginia code.
•  (1) Reckless Driving by Speed, 46/25. Result: Reduced to Speeding w/ $126 fine. (2) Improper Windows Tint. Result: $25 fine. This result avoided the misdemeanor and possibility of license suspension.
•  Assault and Battery. Result: $250.00 fine – all suspended, 90 days jail w/ 88 suspended – 2 days jail mandatory.
•  Driving with suspended License, 7th offense. Result: Reduced to no License in Possession. This result reduced the charge from a criminal misdemeanor to a traffic infraction. The client avoided 10 days mandatory jail, 90 days license suspension, and 6 DMV demerit points.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 90/65. Result: Judge granted continuance for client to complete more steps before deciding case.
•  Drunk in Public. Result: Dismissed based on preparedness and testimony of officer. This result avoided the misdemeanor.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 82/60. Result: Reduced to Speeding, 79/60 w/ $114 fine. This result avoided the misdemeanor.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 88/60. Result: Reduced to Speeding, 79/60 w/ $114 fine. This result avoided the misdemeanor.
•  Motion to amend sentence. Result: Motion was granted, probation and good behavior period were ended.
•  Driving with suspended License. Result: Client granted continuance to obtain license.
•  Reckless Driving w/ Accident. Argued that since officer did not see the accident and did not subpoena witnesses, the case should be dismissed. Result: Dismissed!
•  Driving with revoked License due to prior DUI suspension. Result: 180 days jail with 160 days suspended, $100 fine, 12 months good behavior.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 87/60. Result: Reduced to Speeding, 79/70 w/ $215.00 fine.

June

•  (1) Reckless Driving. Result: Dismissed! (2) DWI, 0.22 BAC. Result: $250 fine, ASAP, 12 months suspension. No ignition interlock requirement, 180 days jail w/ 170 days suspended – 10 days jail mandatory.
•  (1) Reckless Driving General. Result: Dismissed! (2) DWI 1st, 0.09 BAC. Result: $250 fine, ASAP, all jail time suspended, 12 months suspended license or restricted w/ ignition interlock.
•  Reckless driving by Speed, 86/70. Result: Reduced to Improper Driving w/ $200 fine.
•  Reckless Driving, Failure to maintain control. Result: Dismissed!
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 92/60. Result: 90 days suspended license, 30 days jail – all suspended, $500 fine, fine suspended if client completes 92 hours of community service.
•  Following too closely. Result: Dismissed w/ no fine!
•  (1) Failed to Maintain Control. Result: Reduced to Improper Driving w/ $75.00 fine. (2) Reckless Driving by Speed, 45/25. Result: Dismissed with no fine! This result avoided the misdemeanor for both charges.
•  (1) Refusal; (2) Speeding 52/35; (3) DWI 1st. Result: Provided judge with client’s apology letter, CCD’s letter indicating successful completion of community service, and recommending successful discharge from CCD. Client was immediately removed from CCD supervision.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 81/60. Result: Reduced to Speeding, 79/60 w/ $114 fine.
•  Possession of controlled substance. Result: Dismissed!
•  Speeding, 60/45. Result: Dismissed! Officer’s Radar was certified more than 6 months before stop.
•  (1) Reckless Driving General w/ Accident. Result: Reduced to Improper Driving w/ $250 fine. This result avoided the misdemeanor. (2) Failure to Obey Lane Markings. Result: $100 fine.
•  Speeding, 74/60. Result: Will be dismissed on Review Date without a court appearance if client complies with conditions: Pay $66.00 court costs, No new violations, must provide updated DMV transcript dated within 10 days before the review date.
•  Driving w/ suspended license, 3rd offense. Result: Reduced to driving w/ suspended license, 2nd offense. 30 days jail – all suspended, 90 days suspended license – all suspended, one year good behavior, no fine, $296 court costs.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 71/45. Result: Dismissed!
•  Possession of Marijuana, 2nd. Result: Reduced to Possession of Marijuana 1st, $250.00 fine, 30 days jail – all suspended, 6 months Suspended/Restricted License, 12 months good behavior.
•  DWI 1st, (0.19 elevated BAC). Result: ASAP, $250 fine, 90 days jail w/ 85 days suspended – 5 days mandatory due to elevated BAC, 12 months suspended license w/ restricted license, 12 months ignition interlock. May petition for removal if no violations after 6 months.
•  Reckless Driving General w/ Accident. Result: Reduced to Improper Driving w/ $75.00 fine. This result avoided the misdemeanor.
•  Reckless Driving General w/ Accident. Result: Reduced to Improper Driving w/ $30.00 fine. This result avoided the misdemeanor.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 85/65. Result: Reduced to Speeding, 84/65. This result avoided the misdemeanor.
•  Fail to Yield Right of Way. Result: Dismissed!
•  Reckless Driving General w/ Accident. Result: Dismissed w/ payment of court costs.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 70/45. Result: Reduced to Speeding, 70/45 w/ $250 fine.

July

•  ASAP show cause for non-compliance. Result: 90 days jail w/ 86 days suspended. Referred back to ASAP supervision.
•  Speeding, 79/60. Result: Reduced to speeding, 74/60. This result avoided a 30 day license suspension.
•  Speeding, 75/60. Result: Reduced to Speeding, 69/60 w/ $54.00 fine.
•  DWI, 1st, 0.04 BAC. Result: Reduced to Reckless Driving General. $250 fine, 3 months suspended license, 365 days jail – all suspended, 2 years good behavior.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 86/60. Result: Speeding, 80/60 w/ $120 fine.
•  Reckless Driving, Failure to maintain control w/ Accident. Result: Reduced to Improper Driving w/ $100 fine.
•  Reckless Driving by Obstructed View. Result: Reduced to Improper Driving w/ $75.00 fine.
•  DWI 1st, 0.11 BAC. Result: $500 fine w/ $250 suspended, VASAP, 12 months suspended license, ignition interlock, 30 days jail – all suspended.
•  Failure to Obey Highway Sign. Result: $54 fine.
•  (1) DWI 2nd in 5 years, 0.16 BAC. Result: VASAP, 12 months jail w/ 10 suspended (30 days mandatory and 1/2 of 30 days = 45 days to serve), $2,500 fine w/ $1,500 suspended, 3 years suspended license, 2 years good behavior. (2) Following Too Closely. Result: Not Guilty.
•  (1) Improper U-Turn; (2) Improper use of unauthorized lights. Result: Both Charges Dismissed! Must pay court costs for the U-Turn charge.
•  (1) Failure to Appear; (2) No Insurance. Result: Both Dismissed! (3) Reckless Driving. Result: $150 fine with no license suspension.
•  Assault on Family Member. Result: Dismissed by Nolle Pros!
•  (1) Fail to obey stop sign w/ Accident; (2) Expired Inspections. Result: Both Dismissed!
•  (1) Improper Backing. Result: Dismissed by Nolle Pros! (2) DWI 1st, 0.15 BAC. Result: $500 fine w/ $250 suspended, 90 days jail – all suspended, ASAP, 12 months suspended License, 6 months ignition interlock.
•  Reckless Driving General. Result: $500 fine w/ $400 suspended, 6 months good behavior. This result avoided license suspension and possible jail sentence.
•  (1) 3rd Brake Light out. Result: Dismissed! (2) Driving w/ Suspended License, 2nd Offense. Result: Reduced to Driving without a License w/ $50 fine.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 57/35. Result: Reduced to Speeding, 57/35 w/ $220 fine.  This result avoided the misdemeanor and the possibility of license suspension.

August

•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 101/45. Result: $500.00 fine, 90 days jail w/ 88 days suspended (one overnight to serve), 2 years good behavior, 6 months suspended license w/ Restricted license after 30 days.
•  Petition for extension of Restricted License and removal of Ignition Interlock machine. Result: Restricted License extended and ignition Interlock no longer required.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 80/55. Result: Reduced to Speeding, 15-19 mph, $90.00 fine. This result avoided the misdemeanor.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 95/55. Result: Reduced to Reckless Driving, 75/55 w/ $300.00 fine.  No jail or license suspension.
•  Tunnel Height Violation (Class 1 Misdemeanor). Result: Reduced to Defective Equipment w/ $250 fine to pay within 30 days.  This result avoided the criminal misdemeanor and the $1,000 mandatory fine.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 86/60. Result: Reduced to Speeding, 80/60 w/ $120 fine.  This result avoided the criminal misdemeanor.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 83/60. Result: Reduced to Speeding, 69/60 w/ $54.00 fine.  This result avoided the misdemeanor.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 86/70. Result: Reduced to Speeding, 86/70 w/ $250 fine.  This result avoided the misdemeanor.
•  Speeding, 62/45. Result: Reduced to Defective Equipment w/ $100 fine.
•  Speeding, 80/60. Result: Reduced to Speeding, 79/60 w/ $114 fine.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 87/60. Result: Reduced to Improper Driving w/ $250.00 fine.  This result avoided the misdemeanor.
•  (1) Reckless Driving by Speed, 92/45. Result: $1,000 fine w/ $500 suspended, 30 days jail w/ 27 days suspended, 6 months suspended/restricted license. (2) No State Inspection. Result: Dismissed! (3) No License in Possession. Result: Dismissed!
•  Following Too Closely w/ Accident. Result: Dismissed!
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 68/45. Result: Reduced to Speeding, 68/45 w/ $138 fine.  This result avoided the misdemeanor.
•  Speeding, 61/45. Result: Reduced to Defective Equipment.
•  Driving While Suspended or Revoked. Result: 60 days jail w/ 50 suspended, $300 fine, 90 days Suspended License.
•  Reckless Driving Speed 59/35. Result: Reduced to Speeding, 49/35 w/ $84.00 fine.  This result avoided the misdemeanor.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 92/70. Result: Dismissed!
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 83/60. Result: Reduced to Improper Driving w/ $138 fine.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 86/60. Result: Reduced to Improper Driving w/ $156 fine.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 100/60. Result: $250 fine, 30 days jail – all suspended, 60 days suspended license, eligible for restricted license, one year good behavior.
•  Speeding, 50/35. Result: Reduced to Speeding, 44/35 w/ $54.00 fine.  This avoided the misdemeanor.
Reckless Driving, Fail to maintain Control w/ Accident. Result: Dismissed!  This result avoided the misdemeanor.
•  (1) Reckless Driving w/ Accident. Result: Reduced to Improper Driving, $100.00 fine. (2) Dangling Object in View of Driver. Result: Dismissed!
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 89/65. Result: Reduced to Defective Equipment w/ $25.00 fine.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 85/60. Result: Reduced to Speeding, 71/60 w/ $66.00 fine.  This result avoided the misdemeanor.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 80/60. Result: Reduced to Speeding, 69/60 w/ $54.00 fine. This result avoided the misdemeanor.
•  Speeding, 49/30. Result: Dismissed!
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 57/35 (Work Zone). Result: Reduced to Speeding, 44/35 w/ $63.00 fine.  This avoided the misdemeanor.
•  (1) DWI. Result: ASAP, 12 months suspended/restricted license, 6 months ignition interlock, $250 fine, all jail suspended. (2) Reckless Driving by Speed. Result: Dismissed by Nolle Pros.
•  DUI, 1st. Result: One year probation, ASAP, $500 fine, $25.00 assessment, 12 months Suspended License.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 82/60. Result: Reduced to Speeding, 69/60 w/ $54.00 fine.  This result avoided the misdemeanor.

September

•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 85/60. Result: Reduced to Speeding, 85/60 w/ $250 fine.
•  (1) DWI, 1st, 0.29 BAC. Result: $500 fine w/ $250 suspended, 30 days jail w/ 20 days suspended, 10 days mandatory to serve on weekends. ASAP, 12 months suspended/restricted license, 6 months ignition interlock w/ camera, 2 years good behavior. (2) Reckless Driving by Speed, 89/60. Result: Dismissed!
•  (1) DWI, 1st, 0.15 BAC. Result: ASAP, 12 months Suspended/Restricted License, 6 months ignition interlock, $500 fine, 90 days jail w/ 85 suspended, 50 hours Community Service (2) Underage Possession of Alcohol; (3) Speeding, 42/25. Result: Dismissed by Nolle Pros.
•  Possession of Schedule I or II Controlled Substance. Result: One year good behavior, One Year supervision by Probation and Parole, 100 hours community service, Waive 4th Amendment right against unreasonable searches and seizure for one year, 6 months suspended license, $550 court costs.
•  Speeding, 69/45. Result: Class B Misdemeanor (Federal), $300 fine, $30.00 processing fee, and $10.00 special assessment.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 83/55. Result: Reduced to Improper Driving w/ $280 fine.  This result avoided the misdemeanor.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 51/25. Result: Reduced to Speeding 26 over w/ $156 fine.  This result avoided the misdemeanor.
•  Driving Without a License, 2nd Offense. Result: $200 fine.
•  Violation of Right Turn on Red. Result: Dismissed!
•  Public Intoxication. Result: Dismissed!
•  (1) Reckless Driving by Speed, 80/55. Result: Reduced to Improper Driving w/ $150 fine w/ $50 suspended. This result avoided the misdemeanor. (2) Unsafe Lane Change. Result: Dismissed!
•  Following too closely w/Accident. Result: Not Guilty!
•  (1) DWI 1st, 0.06 BAC. Result: Reduced to Reckless Driving General, $500 fine w/ $250.00 suspended, 30 days jail – all suspended, 2 years good behavior. (2) Reckless Driving by Speed, 78/55. Result: Reduced to Speeding, 75/55 w/ $120 fine.
•  Driving w/ Revoked License due to DUI. Result: $100 fine, 90 days jail – all suspended, 50 hours Community Service with CCD.  This result avoided 30 days of active jail ordered by the judge.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 99/60. Result: $1,000 fine w/ $500 suspended, 10 days jail – all suspended, 60 hours Community Service with CCD, no License Suspension.  This result avoided active jail time and 95 days of suspended/restricted license that were ordered by the judge.
•  DUI 1st, elevated BAC. Result: ASAP, $250 fine, 90 days jail w/ 85 suspended – 5 days mandatory due to elevated BAC, 12 months suspended license, 2 years good behavior.
•  (1) DUI 1st, 0.17 BAC; (2) Failure to Appear. Result: 12 months suspended/restricted license, ASAP, $1,500 fine w/ $1,150 suspended, 180 days jail w/ 175 days suspended – 5 days to serve on weekends, 2 years good behavior, 6 months ignition interlock. (3) Speeding, 62/35. Result: Dismissed by Nolle Pros.

October

•  (1) Driving Without License (Class 2 misdemeanor). Result: Reduced to Driving Without License in Possession (Infraction) w/ $10.00 fine.  (2) Reckless Driving by Speed, 88/60. Result: Reduced to Speeding, 71/60 w/ $66.00 fine. This result avoided misdemeanor convictions.
•  Speeding, 74/60. Result: Reduced to Speeding, 9 over w/ $54.00.  Lowest band for DMV and insurance.
•  Speeding, 47/35. Result: Dismissed upon presentation of apology letter to Officer.  The infraction will not appear on the DMV Transcript.
•  Fail to Obey Traffic Signal. Result: Dismissed!  The infraction will not appear on the DMV Transcript.
•  (1) DWI 1st w/ elevated BAC. Result: ASAP, $250 fine, 12 months suspended/restricted license, 6 months ignition interlock, 180 days jail w/ 175 days suspended – 5 days mandatory due to elevated BAC. (2) Reckless Driving. Result: Dismissed by nolle pros!
•  Reckless by Speed, 82/60. Result: Reduced to Speeding, 75/60 w/ $90.00 fine.  This result avoided the misdemeanor.
•  (1) DWI 1st, 0.20 BAC. Result: 180 days jail w/ 185 suspended – 5 days mandatory to serve on weekends, ASAP, $250 fine, 12 months suspended/restricted license, 6 months ignition interlock, one year good behavior. (2) Open Container; (3) Fail to Yield. Result: Dismissed by Nolle Pros!
•  Speeding, 79/60. Result: Client provided driver improvement certificate. Reduced to Speeding, 69/60 w/ $54.00 fine.  Lowest band for DMV and insurance.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 81/55. Result: Reduced to Speeding 10 over w/ $60.00 fine.
•  Reckless Driving, 84/60. Result: Dismissed.
•  Petition for Restricted License. Result: Judge granted Restricted License.
•  Reckless Driving General w/ Accident. Result: Dismissed!
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 86/60. Result: Reduced to Speeding, 79/60 w/ $150 fine.  This result avoided the misdemeanor.
•  (1) Felony Hit & Run (Leaving scene of accident). Result: Reduced to a misdemeanor. 12 months jail w/ 10 months suspended, $250 fine – all suspended, 2 years good behavior. (2) DUI 1st w/ elevated BAC (0.15). Result: $250 fine, $50 trauma fund, ASAP, 12 months suspended license, 365 days jail w/ 360 suspended – 5 days mandatory to run concurrently with hit and run sentence, 2 years good behavior. Permitted to serve jail sentence on weekends. (3) Elude Police. Result: $100 fine, 30 days suspended license. (4) Underage possession of alcohol. Result: $500 fine.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 82/60. Result: Reduced to 75/60 w/ $90.00 fine. This result avoided the misdemeanor.
•  DWI 1st, 0.14 BAC. Result: $500.00 fine w/ $250 suspended, 60 days jail – all suspended, VASAP – one year, 12 months suspended/restricted license, 6 months ignition interlock.
•  (1) Speeding, 79/60. Result: Reduced to Speeding, 69/60 w/ $54.00 fine. (2) HOV Violation. Result: Dismissed. (3) Fail to Give Signal. Result: Dismissed!
•  DWI, 1st, 0.18 BAC. Result: ASAP, $500 fine w/ $250 suspended, 12 months suspended/restricted license, 6 months ignition interlock, 2 years good behavior, 90 days jail w/ 85 suspended – 5 days mandatory.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 82/55. Result: Reduced to Speeding, 74/55 w/ $250 fine.  This result avoided the misdemeanor.
•  Reckless Driving – Fail to Maintain Control w/ Accident. Result: Reduced to Improper Driving w/ $125 fine.
•  Speeding, 63/45 (18 mph over). Result: Reduced to Speeding, 54/45 (9 mph over) w/ $108 fine.  Lowest band for DMV and Insurance.
•  Speeding, 75/55. Result: $120 fine, $91.00 court costs. (2) Driving Under Suspended License/3rd Offense. Result: $100 fine, $91 court costs.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 90/65. Result: Reduced to Improper Driving w/ $150 fine. This result avoided the misdemeanor.
•  (1) Expired Registration. Result: $61.00 court costs. (2) No Valid Operator’s License. Result: Dismissed! (3) Fail to Obey Highway Sign. Result: $100 fine, $10.00 court costs.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 69/45. Result: Reduced to Speeding, 54/45 w/ $54.00 fine.
•  Speeding, 60/45. Result: Reduced to Defective Equipment w/ $100 fine.

November

•  (1) DUI 1st, 0.15 BAC. Result: $250.00 fine, 90 days jail w/ 85 suspended- 5 days to serve, 12 months Suspended License, ASAP. (2) Speeding, 42/25. Result: Dismissed by Nolle Pros!
•  (1) Fail to Display License Plate. Result: Dismissed with no court costs! (2) Suspended License 3rd. Result: 10 days jail, $300 fine, 90 days Suspended License.
•  Speeding, 60/45. Result: Dismissed w/ payment of court costs.
•  (1) DUI 1st, 0.14 BAC; (2) Failure to Maintain Control. Result: (1) ASAP, $250 fine, 180 days jail – all suspended, 12 months Suspended/Restricted License, 6 months ignition interlock, 12 months good behavior.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 96/60. Result: Reduced to Speeding, 79/60 w/ $114 fine.  This result avoided the misdemeanor.
•  DUI 1st, 0.22 BAC. Result: Reduced to DUI 1st, 0.20 BAC. ASAP, $250 fine, 180 days jail w/ 175 suspended – 5 days mandatory jail, 12 months Suspended license. No ignition interlock requirement due to no restricted license.
•  (1) Marijuana Possession (not 1st offended eligible) Result: $250 fine, 30 days jail – all suspended, 6 months Suspended/Restricted license, 12 months good behavior. (2) Improper Brake Lights. Result: Dismissed!
•  (1) Speeding, 60/45. Result: Dismissed! (2) Driving Without License Result: Reduced To Driving Without A License – Infraction, Class 2 Misdemeanor. This result avoided the misdemeanor.
•  (1) Reckless Driving by Speed, 92/70. Result: Reduced to Reckless Driving by Speed, 90/70 w/ $300 fine.  No jail or License Suspension. (2) Expired Registration. Result: Dismissed!
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 70/45. Result: Reduced charge to 9 MPG over.  This result avoided the misdemeanor.
•  Speeding, 46/25. Result: Reduced to Speeding, 34/25 w/ $54.00 fine.  This result placed the charge in the lowest band for DMV and insurance.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 65/35. Result: $180 fine. This result avoided jail and License Suspension.
•  (1) DUI 1st, 0.11 BAC. Result: ASAP, 60 days jail – all suspended, 2 years good behavior (no new misdemeanors), 12 months Suspended license w/ Restricted license, 6 months ignition interlock. (2) Reckless Driving w/ accident/fail to maintain control. Result: Dismissed by Nolle Pros w/ no fine.
•  (1) DUI, 1st. Result: $250 fine, 180 days jail – all suspended, 12 months Restricted License, 6 months ignition interlock (Range 6 -12 months), ASAP, 2 years good behavior. (2) Reckless Driving. Result: Dismissed by Nolle Pros! (3) Refusal. Result: Dismissed by Nolle Pros!  This result avoided 12 months license suspension.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 110/70. Result: $500 fine, 60 days jail w/ 50 suspended – 5 days to serve after good time credit, 6 months suspended license, restricted license after 60 days.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 95/70. Result: $500 fine, 30 days jail – all suspended, 6 months Suspended/Restricted license after 30 days.  This result avoided the active jail sentence and any community service requirement.
•  Reckless Driving General w/ Accident. Result: Reduced to Improper Driving w/ $100 fine. This result avoided the misdemeanor.
•  Reckless Driving – Operating with Improper Brakes w/ Accident. Result: Reduced to Improper Equipment w/ $100 fine. This result avoided the misdemeanor.
•  Red Light Violation. Result: Dismissed!  The charge will not appear on the DMV transcript.
•  Driving w/ Suspended License, 5th Offense – Class 2 Misdemeanor. Result: Reduced to Driving Without License in Possession, (traffic infraction) w/ $10.00 fine.  This result avoided the misdemeanor, 10 days mandatory minimum jail, and 90 days license suspension.
•  (1,2) 2 Charges Driving with Suspended License, 3rd or subsequent offense. Result: Reduced to Driving Without License, 30 days jail – all suspended, 1st Offence – $300.00 fine – all suspended, 2nd Offense – $300 fine w/ $200 suspended. (3) Failure to Appear. Result: Dismissed!
•  DWI 1st. Result: $500 fine w/ $250 suspended, 180 days jail – all suspended, ASAP and no alcohol, 12 months Suspended/Restricted, ignition interlock for 12 months – can petition for removal after 6 months.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 80/55. Result: Reduced to Speeding, 80/55 w/ $250 fine.

December

•  (1) Driving w/ Suspended License Result: Not Guilty. (2) Expired Registration. Result: Dismissed with payment of court costs.
•  (1) DWI 1st w/ elevated BAC. Result: ASAP, 12 months Suspended/Restricted license, 6 months ignition interlock, $1000 fine w/ $500 suspended, 90 days jail w/ 80 days suspended – 10 days mandatory to serve. (2) Fail to Obey Highway Signal. Result: Dismissed by nolle pros!  This result accomplished the minimum sentence permitted by the Virginia Code and avoided the traffic charge.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 84/60. Result: Reduced to Improper Driving w/ $144 fine.  This result avoided the misdemeanor.
•  (1) Speeding, 80/60. Result: Reduced to Speeding, 69/60 w/ $120 fine.  This result avoided the misdemeanor. (2) No Drivers License. Result: Not Guilty!
•  (1) DUI 1st. Result: 30 days jail – all suspended, $500 fine w/ $250 suspended, ASAP, 12 months Suspended/Restricted License, 6 months ignition interlock. (2) Reckless Driving – Fail to Maintain Lane. Result: Dismissed by Nolle Pros!
•  (1) DUI 1st. Result: $500 fine, 6 months jail – all except 15 days suspended, ASAP and no alcohol, 12 months Suspended/Restricted license, 6 months ignition interlock. (2) Refusal, 1st. Result: Dismissed!
•  (1) DWI 1st. Result: 180 days jail –  175 days suspended – 5 days to serve, 12 month Suspended/Restricted license, 1 year probation, $250 fine. (2) Driving Suspended, 3rd Result: Dismissed by Nolle Prose.  (3) Reckless Driving. Result: Dismissed!
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 73/45. Result: Reduced to Improper Driving w/ $280 fine.  This result avoided the misdemeanor.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 86/60. Result: Reduced to Speeding, 79/60 w/ $114 fine.  This Result avoided the misdemeanor.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 94/65. Result: Reduced to Improper Driving w/ $500 fine.  This result avoided the misdemeanor.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 58/35 (23 mph). Result: Reduced to Speeding, 54/35 (19 mph) w/ $100 fine.
•  Speeding, 80/60. Result: Reduced to Defective Equipment/Speedometer w/ $140 fine.
•  Speeding, 49/30. Result: Reduced to Defective Equipment w/ $50.00 fine.
•  (1) Driving with Suspended License, 3rd. Result: Dismissed! (2) Fail to Appear. Result: $100 fine.  The dismissal of the Driving with Suspended License charge avoided the misdemeanor.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 98/65. Result: $750 fine, 30 days jail – all  suspended, 33 days community service.
•  Improper Lane Change w/ Accident. Result: Dismissed!
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 67/45. Result: Reduced to Speeding, 64/45 w/ $90.00 fine. This result avoided the misdemeanor.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 88/60. Result: Reduced to Improper Driving w/ $250 fine.  This result avoided the misdemeanor.
•  Reckless Driving by Speed, 102/60. Result:  $1,000 fine w/ $750 suspended, 30 days jail w/ 26 suspended – 4 days to serve, 60 days suspended/restricted license.
•  (1) DWI 3rd in 5-10 years. Result: Reduced to DWI 2nd in 5-10 years. ASAP, 180 days jail w/ 160 suspended – 10 mandatory and 1/2 of 10 = 15 to serve, 3 years Suspended License – Restricted after 4 months, ignition interlock – 6 months when applies for restricted license, $1,000 w/ $500 suspended.  (2) Refusal. Result: Dismissed by Nolle Pros.  This result avoided Class 2 Misdemeanor, 3 years suspended license, fine, and costs.
•  (1) DUI 1st. Result: ASAP, 12 months Suspended License, 12 months jail – all suspended, $500 fine w/ $250 suspended, 2 years good behavior. (2) Reckless Driving by Speed, 54/35. Result: Reduced to Speeding w/ $114 fine. This result avoided a misdemeanor for the reckless driving and accomplished the minimum sentence permitted by the Virginia Code for the DUI.
•  Fail to obey Highway Sign. Result: Dismissed!