Tag: DUI Arrest. DUI. DWI

DUI 1st Offense charge reduced to Reckless Driving in Henrico

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.

DUI 1st Offense charge reduced to Reckless Driving in Henrico

John Weiland represented a client charged with a first offense Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Henrico County, Va. The client was pulled over by a police officer who observed her traveling at excessive speed.

The client smelled of alcoholic beverage, admitted to consuming alcohol, and performed poorly on field sobriety tests.

Mr. Weiland was able to convince the judge to reduce the DWI 1st offense charge to Reckless Driving, which is less serious and carries significantly lower penalties.

Virginia DUI reckless driving
After conducting field sobriety tests, police arrested our client on suspicion of DUI

If you have been charged with DUI/DWI in Virginia, it is important that you contact an attorney that understands Virginia’s traffic laws and can guide you accordingly. John Weiland, The Weiland Firm, and Nick Wright of The Weiland Firm, PLC, Attorneys at Law focus their practice on defending clients charged with serious traffic offenses such as Reckless Driving and DUI/DWI and are ready to help you win your case.

DUI DWI Driving While Intoxicated in Caroline County Virginia 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.

 

DUI / DWI / Driving While Intoxicated in Caroline County, Virginia – Dismissed

Last week, John Weiland of The Weiland Firm, PLC, Attorneys at Law, represented a client charged with Driving While Intoxicated / DUI (a Class 1 Misdemeanor) in Caroline County. Mr. Weiland reviewed the prosecution’s dash camera video multiple times and determined that the case warranted a trial on the merits.

As most people know, a DUI conviction can cause tremendous negative consequences for a person’s career and life in general. Mr. Weiland prepared diligently for the case and on the morning of trial negotiated with the prosecutor to have the matter dismissed. If you or someone you know has been charged with DUI / DWI in Caroline County, VA, contact the law office of The Weiland Firm, PLC at 804-355-8037.

DUI Arrest but a Very Good Result for the Client

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.

DUI Arrest, but a Very Good Result for the Client

Today, one of our attorneys represented a client in a local court who was charged with a first offense Driving Under the Influence charge (DUI/DWI) with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .23. He was arrested after colliding with a parked car, and walking away from the scene of the accident. After extensive discussions and negotiations with the Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney responsible for prosecuting the case against our client, our attorneys were able to achieve a very good result for the client.

If convicted as charged, the client was facing a mandatory minimum jail sentence of ten days, with the real potential for more jail time since the case involved an accident and a very high BAC. In addition, the client would have had to have an ignition interlock system installed on his vehicle for a twelve month period of time along with the other requirements of attending the Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program (ASAP), a fine and a suspension of his driver’s license for twelve months.

Thanks to our attorneys’ hard work, our client was able to completely avoid an active jail sentence by having the enhanced DUI with a very elevated BAC reduced to a standard first offense DUI with no elevated BAC at all. Moreover, even though the client did receive the mandatory twelve month license suspension and VASAP, the attorneys were able to reduce the ignition interlock requirement from twelve months to six months, and get the client a restricted driver’s license that allowed him to drive to work and other important places.

The Weiland Firm, PLC is a leading firm of VA DUI Attorneys

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