Category: Case Results

THE RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE UNDERTAKEN BY THE LAWYER.

Another Successful Case in Henrico County

THE RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE UNDERTAKEN BY THE LAWYER.

Weiland Upton represented a client charged with Driving Under the Influence and Possession of Marijuana last week in Henrico County. The client was pulled over for significant weaving in the road, was placed through a battery of Field Sobriety Tests, all of which he performed poorly on, and was provided a preliminary breath test at the scene, which resulted in a .14.

Following the DUI investigation, the police officer asked the client whether he had anything illegal in his car. The client responded by truthfully informing the officer that there was some marijuana in the vehicle and directed him to where he would find it. Of course the client was ultimately arrested for DUI and Possession of Marijuana, and was taken to the police station where he blew well in excess of the legal limit. Unfortunately, to make matters worse, this client’s case was more serious than a lot of DUI cases because he had two prior convictions for DUI. Our client was able to avoid an active jail sentence and received a restricted driver’s license despite the fact that he had been previously twice convicted of drunk driving.

In addition,  the charge of Possession of Marijuana was dropped. If you find yourself charged with a serious traffic offense such as DUI or a drug charge such as Possession of Marijuana, please feel free to contact the attorneys at Weiland Upton, (804) 355-8037, for a free consultation.

THE RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE UNDERTAKEN BY THE LAWYER. THE RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE.

Great Results From Traffic Court in Hanover County

 

Weiland Upton was able to secure a couple of great results last week on a Hanover Reckless Driving by Speed cases in Hanover County General District Court. One client was charged with going 91 mph in a 70 mph zone and the other client was charged with going just slightly less at 90 mph in a 70 mph zone.

After taking our advice prior to their court dates, each of their charges were reduced from Reckless Driving to Improper Driving. As a result, each client avoided a misdemeanor criminal conviction and were spared from a possible license suspension. Additionally, the charge was reduced from an offense that carries the maximum possible points under Virginia’s DMV point system to an offense that carries the minimum points (other than a non-moving no-point violation).

If you find yourself facing a serious traffic matter such as Reckless Driving or DUI in Hanover County or any other court in central Virginia, please feel free to call the attorneys at Weiland Upton, (804) 355-8037, for a free consultation.

Fantastic Result in Driving Under the Influence Case in Richmond this Week

THE RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE UNDERTAKEN BY THE LAWYER. THE RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE.

Weiland Upton obtained a fantastic result in a case in Richmond this week.  Our client was charged with Driving Under the Influence and Refusing to Provide a Breath Sample.  It all began when the client attempted to parallel park his vehicle on a road in the Fan District of Richmond.  Unfortunately, he struck the car in front of him and almost struck another vehicle as he parked.

A Richmond police officer observed all of this and initiated a traffic stop.  After smelling alcohol on our client’s breath, the officer had our client perform field sobriety tests, which were not performed well, and had him blow into his preliminary breath test machine (PBT) which registered a result of .17.  The officer placed him under arrest, at which time our client indicated his refusal to take an official breath test at the police station.

After a great deal of negotiation, we were able to have the Refusal charge dropped and the DUI/DWI reduced to Reckless Driving.  Had the client been convicted of DUI, he would have had his license suspended for a full year with a restricted license plus he would have been required to have an ignition interlock device installed on his vehicle for a minimum of six months and would have had to complete the Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program (VASAP).

As a result, he did not have to attend VASAP, did not get an ignition interlock device installed and he only received a ninety day restricted license.  Moreover, since the Refusal was dropped, he was spared from an additional one year license suspension on top of the DUI for which he would not have been eligible for a restricted license.  If you find yourself charged with a DUI or other serious traffic violation in Virginia, please call the attorneys at Weiland Upton at (804) 355-8037.

91 mph Hopewell Reckless Driving Misdemeanor Reduced to low-level Traffic Infraction

THE RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE UNDERTAKEN BY THE LAWYER. THE RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE.

Earlier today, John Weiland of the law firm Weiland Upton convinced the Judge in Hopewell , Virginia’s General District Court to reduce his client’s Reckless Driving Class 1 Misdemeanor to Improper Driving, a low-level traffic infraction.

The client was charged with Hopewell Va Reckless Driving by Speed: 91 mph in a 70 mph zone.  In addition to 6 demerit points on her license, a huge insurance rate increase, employment ramifications, and a criminal conviction, she was facing potential license suspension and in many jurisdictions – even jail.

Our attorney was able to present mitigating evidence on her behalf to have the matter reduced drastically (to a 3 point minor traffic violation – improper driving) without her even having to appear in court.

Henrico Reckless Driving Charge 85/70 mph Dismissed

THE RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE UNDERTAKEN BY THE LAWYER. THE RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE.

John Weiland of Weiland Upton recently convinced a judge in Henrico County, Virginia to dismiss a Class 1 Misdemeanor: Henrico Reckless Driving 85 mph in a 70 mph zone upon the client’s successful completion of a defensive driving school.

The experienced attorneys at Weiland Upton understand which judges accept defensive driving school courses to reduce or dismiss traffic violations and criminal reckless driving charges and when they are likely to do so.

Call 804-355-8037 to speak with a knowledgeable Henrico County Traffic Attorney or contact us online.

Amazing Results for Client Charged with Hit and Run and 4th DUI in 11 Years

THE RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE UNDERTAKEN BY THE LAWYER. THE RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE.

John Weiland of Weiland Upton recently negotiated a favorable deal for a client charged with DUI 2nd within 10 years with an elevated Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) as well as misdemeanor Hit and Run in Henrico County, Virginia.  The client was an out of state resident and already had three prior DUI convictions within the last 11 years.

The likelihood of the client being granted bail was slim and the facts of the case were far from stellar.  John Weiland was able to negotiate the DUI- 2nd within 10 years down to a DUI – 1st offense, saving the client two years of license suspension, extra mandatory jail time, and additional insurance increases in his home state.  Our attorney was able to rapidly advance the trial date for the client, who was denied bond originally, so that he will be released shortly after the trial date, allowing him to be with his family for the holidays.

Also as terms of the plea agreement, the client received no active jail time for his hit and run charge.

Underage Possession of Alcohol Charge Dropped

THE RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE UNDERTAKEN BY THE LAWYER. THE RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE.

Weiland Upton represented a VCU student recently in Richmond General District Court on a charge of Underage Possession of Alcohol. In this case, the VCU police department responded to a complaint regarding some activity in a university dorm room. When the the police arrived, they immediately noticed the smell of alcohol in the room where several college students were hanging out.

Upon searching the room, which belonged to our client and her roommate, a bottle of liquor was found. Several students, including our client, were all found to be below the legal age in Virginia to consume or possess alcohol and charged with Underage Possession of Alcohol. A potential legal defense was found and used to convince the Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney to drop the charge against our client. As a result of the charge being dropped, our client was not convicted of any crime and faced absolutely no punishment.

If you find yourself being charged with any alcohol or drug related offense in central Virginia, including the City of Richmond, please feel free to contact the attorneys at Weiland Upton, (804) 355-8037.