Tag: DUI Arrest

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, Samantha Upton, and Nick Wright of Weiland Upton, 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.

2nd Offense DWI in Hanover – Reduced to DWI 1st Offense

2nd Offense DWI in Hanover County Va – Reduced to DWI 1st Offense

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 represented a client charged with a Second Offense DWI in 5 Years in Hanover County, Va. A Second Offense DWI statutorily requires a significant jail sentence, hefty fines and a 3-year loss of driving privileges. On the trial date, Mr. Weiland was able to get the 2nd Offense DWI in 5 years reduced to a DWI 1st Offense, which has no mandatory jail time, only one year loss of license (instead of three) and carries lower penalties otherwise.

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, Samantha Upton, and Nick Wright of Weiland Upton, 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.

Hanover County Virginia DUI DWI for CDL Driver reduced to a minor traffic violation

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.

Hanover County, Virginia DUI / DWI for CDL Driver reduced to a minor traffic violation

John Weiland of Weiland Upton, PLC, Attorneys at Law, recently represented a CDL holder charged with a Driving While Intoxicated Class 1 Misdemeanor in Hanover County, Virginia.

Due to the client’s status as a CDL holder, a DUI conviction would have a serious detrimental effect on his ability to drive, thereby affecting his current job and any hopes at future employment.

Mr. Weiland prepared a strategy for the best possible outcome in the case. In court, Mr. Weiland negotiated with the police officer and prosecutor that his client deserved a reduction due to legal issues with the case.

Mr. Weiland ultimately convinced the prosecutor to reduce the DUI all the way down to a minor violation of Improper Driving which is not a serious moving violation for CDL holders.

If you or someone you know has been charged with a Driving While Intoxicated or Driving Under the Influence in Hanover, VA, contact the law office of Weiland Upton at 804-355-8037.