Category: Case Results

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

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.

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.