Tag: Spotsylvania

Reckless Driving reduced in Spotsylvania 95 MPH in a 65 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.

Reckless Driving reduced in Spotsylvania County Va 95 MPH in a 65 MPH zone

John Weiland represented a client charged with Reckless Driving for speeding 30 MPH above the posted speed limit of 65 MPH in Spotsylvania County, Va.

After advising the client to complete some community service, and a driver’s improvement course, Mr. Weiland was able to convince the judge to reduce the Reckless Driving Class 1 Misdemeanor charge to a lesser charge of Speeding 74 MPH in a 65 MPH zone.

This 3-point moving violation allowed the client to avoid the 6-points and Class 1 misdemeanor associated with a Reckless Driving charge. The client only needed to pay a small fine and court costs.

Virginia Reckless Driving Law

If you have been charged with Reckless Driving in Spotsylvania Virginia, it is important that you contact an attorney that understands Virginia’s traffic laws and can guide you accordingly.

Virginia Reckless Drive Lawyers and Traffic Attorneys

 

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, and are ready to help you win your case.

Spotsylvania County VA – Possession of Marijuana 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.

Spotsylvania County, VA – Possession of Marijuana DISMISSED

John Weiland of Weiland Upton, PLC, Attorneys at Law, recently represented a client charged with the misdemeanor offense of Possession of Marijuana in Spotsylvania County, Virginia.

Mr. Weiland monitored a potentially dispositive procedural issue with the case and also presented mitigating evidence on his client’s behalf and the case was ultimately dismissed without having to go through the First Offender’s Program.

If you or someone you know has been charged with Possession of Marijuana in Spotsylvania County VA, contact the law office of Weiland Upton at 804-355-8037.

Spotsylvania County VA Improper Lane Change Accident for Out of State CDL Driver 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.

 

Spotsylvania County, VA Improper Lane Change / Accident for Out of State CDL Driver DISMISSED

Last month, John Weiland of Weiland Upton, PLC, Attorneys at Law, represented a CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) holder charged with Improper Lane Change resulting in an accident in Spotsylvania, Virginia.

Improper Lane change is a serious traffic violation for CDL holders and the effect it would have on his license and ability to provide for his family is obvious. In court, Mr. Weiland argued to the judge that the case should be dismissed.

Although the other party to the accident appeared and testified, the judge agreed with Mr. Weiland and dismissed the matter.

If you or someone you know has been charged with Improper Lane Change or any other traffic infraction in Spotsylvania, VA , contact the law office of Weiland Upton at 804-355-8037.

Man Convicted of 12th DUI in Spotsylvania County

Pleads Guilty to Felony DWI in Spotsylvania, VA

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David Maron Apraham

A man pleaded guilty yesterday in Spotsylvania County, Virginia to his 12th DUI offense.

David Maron Apraham entered his guilty plea in the Spotsylvania Circuit Court for felony driving under the influence, driving on a suspended license and refusal to take a breathalyzer test. As part of a plea agreement, the Commonwealth’s Attorney dropped a felony charge of eluding a police officer.

Apraham will be sentenced on November 6, 2012. He faces a maximum of seven years in prison for the offense.

According to the plea agreement, Mr. Apraham was first convicted of drunk driving in Mississippi in 1990. He has been convicted of DUI in Mississippi six times as well as three times in Alabama. He was also convicted twice in Virginia: once in Williamsburg in 2008 and again in Colonial Heights in February 2012. Furthermore, he is wanted in the states of Alaska, Mississippi, North Carolina and Washington for DUI-related crimes.

The felony incident occurred in November 2011 when a Spotsylvania County deputy saw Apraham stumbling around a BMW dealership late at night. Apraham got into a pickup truck and drove off. The deputy saw the pickup truck swerve over the double-yellow line three times. When the officer turned on his emergency lights and siren, Apraham proceeded to speed up before turning into a parking lot.

The suspect was handcuffed after he fell while walking towards the officer. Apraham admitted having five beers some five hours early, but he smelled strongly of alcohol. He refused to take a breathalyzer test.

Apraham is being held without bond in the Rappahannock Regional Jail. He will be sentenced on November 6, 2012 for felony DUI in Spotsylvania, VA.

Weiland Upton is a leading firm of Virginia DUI Lawyers

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Driver Not Guilty of Reckless Driving in Spotsylvania

Driver Charged with Reckless Driving after Hitting Virginia Radio Host

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Brian Strobel (pictured) was struck by a vehicle while walking his dog. Ralph Rupillo was accused of reckless driving in his death.

A Virginia man has been found not guilty of reckless driving in Spotsylvania, VA. He was accused of reckless driving in an incident that killed noted local radio personality Brian Strobel.

Ralph Thomas Rapillo was charged with reckless driving when his vehicle ran off the road and struck Strobel.

Judge Ricardo Rigual ruled in Spotsylvania County General District Court the evidence was not sufficient in supporting a reckless driving charge. He declared Rapillo not guilty.

The accident occurred in the early evening hours of March 7, 2012 as Rapillo was driving his 2001 Nissan near Harris Mill Court in Spotsylvania. His vehicle ran off the street, hit a mailbox and struck Strobel who was walking his dog off the roadway.

Strobel was thrown onto the hood of the vehicle and then to the ground where he was run over. He was pronounced dead on the scene. The vehicle then hit a garbage receptacle before coming to a stop in a nearby yard.

Rapillo stopped at the scene and dialed 911. It is unsure what caused Rapillo to lose control of his vehicle. Police say weather conditions were clear and there were no signs of drug or alcohol use. Phone records also show that the accused was not on his cellular device at the time of the accident.

Mark Gardner, Rapillo’s defense attorney, argued there was no evidence his client was driving recklessly: “The mere fact that an accident occurred does not automatically mean it was reckless driving. Mr. Rapillo has civil liability, not criminal.”

The Court agreed. Ralph Thomas Rapillo was found not guilty of reckless driving in Spotsylvania County, Virginia.

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