Category: Case Results

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

Great Results for Hopewell Va Reckless Driving Charge

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 achieved a fantastic result in a Reckless Driving by Speed charge in Hopewell, Virginia this week. The client was charged by a Hopewell County deputy with Reckless Driving, 85 mph in a 70 mph zone on Interstate 295. As a result, our client was facing the very real prospect of being convicted of a class 1 misdemeanor criminal charge, having his driving privileges suspended, and seeing their auto insurance premiums increase significantly.

Our client’s charge of Reckless Driving was reduced to a non-moving, no-point violation called Defective Equipment. This result was achieved even though the client had just been convicted of a speeding charge earlier this year. The client was very happy with the result since they not only avoided a Reckless Driving conviction but it was reduced to a non-point violation.

If you find yourself charged with a traffic violation in Virginia such as Reckless Driving, Speeding, or DUI/DWI please call the attorneys at Weiland Upton, (804) 355-8037.

Reckless Driving Reduced to Improper Driving

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.

An attorney for Weiland Upton achieved a very good result in a local court recently on a serious charge of Henrico Reckless Driving by Speed. The client was charged with driving 95 mph or above. Because of this particular court’s policy, the client was facing the likelihood of an active jail sentence, a high fine and license suspension.

As a result of the attorney’s and client’s mitigation efforts in the case our attorney was not only able to avoid a jail sentence and license suspension but was able to get the charge reduced to the traffic offense of Improper Driving. Improper Driving is a minor traffic offense unlike Reckless Driving, which is a Class 1 Misdemeanor criminal offense, and carries the least number of demerit points under the Virginia DMV rules governing moving violations.

Lower Fine No Jail for 100 MPH in 40 MPH Zone

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.

Our law firm recently represented a client charged with Reckless Driving by Speed, 100 mph in a 40 mph zone, in a central Virginia court. The client, who was from another country and in the United States on a student visa, was clocked going 100 mph while crossing a bridge that connects two semi-residential neighborhoods.

The client admitted guilt, followed our attorney’s advice prior to attending court, and therefore, received a fantastic result. The client was likely facing 30-90 days in jail, a fine in the range of $1,000.00 to $2,500.00, and a six month license suspension. As a result of our attorney’s efforts the client completely avoided a jail sentence, had his license restricted for a brief time and paid a $750 fine.

Aggravated DUI Reduced to a Standard DUI

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.

An attorney for Weiland Upton recently was able to get an aggravated DUI reduced to a non-aggravated, standard DUI. Our client was charged with a second offense DUI. The client was facing significant punishment including a very substantial fine, a significant active jail sentence, and a three year license suspension, among other things.

She was pulled over for failing to use her turn signal, performed poorly on a series of field sobriety tests and blew a .12 on the breath test. Our attorney found some minor potential legal defenses, and through extensive negotiations with the Commonwealth’s Attorney was able to get the charge reduced from a second offense DUI to a first offense DUI. This was very significant because the client did not serve any active jail time and only had her license restricted for one year.

Successful Defense Against Aggravated DUI – Case 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.

An attorney for Weiland Upton successfully defended a DUI case in a local court this week. The client was charged with an aggravated DUI because his blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was a .16. As a result, had the client been convicted, he would have received a significant fine, a mandatory active jail sentence, a twelve month license suspension, and a requirement that he complete the VASAP program.

However, through a complicated Motion to Suppress filed by our attorney we argued that the officer’s reason for initiating a traffic stop on our client was illegal and unconstitutional. The judge agreed with our attorney’s argument and dismissed the case. Therefore, the client did not receive any punishment and his record will remain free of any traffic or criminal conviction related to this charge.

DUI Charge Reduced to Reckless Driving Means No License Suspension

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.

An attorney for Weiland Upton recently represented a client charged with a first offense DUI/DWI in a local Virginia court. The client was pulled over by the police officer for having a headlight out, was asked to perform a series of field sobriety tests which the client did not perform well, and ultimately blew a .12 on her breath test.

Even though there were no strong legal defenses in the case, our attorney was able to convince the prosecutor to reduce the DUI charge to Reckless Driving, with a fine and a requirement that she successfully complete the Virginia Safety Action Program along with some other punitive requirements but did not have her license suspended. Had the client been convicted of the DUI, she would have had a twelve month license suspension and an ignition interlock device installed on her vehicle.

Reckless Driving of 91MPH in a 65MPH Zone – Case 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.

Just this week an attorney from Weiland Upton was able to get an Emporia Reckless Driving by Speed charge of 91 mph in a 65 mph zone dropped. Our attorney was able to negotiate the result based on numerous factors. As a result, the client will avoid a conviction altogether on a misdemeanor charge that carried the prospect of a high fine and license suspension.

Have a  Driving Offense and have to go to Court? Call us at 804.355.8037