Client FAQs

Employer Verification Letter for DWI Restricted Licenses

published by Andrew Flusche on August 12, 2014

In some of the courts where I regularly defend DWI clients, the clerk’s office requires an employer verification letter in order to issue a restricted driver’s license. In general, a work verification letter needs to be on letterhead and contain: Your employer’s name The physical address where you work Your schedule How long it takes […]

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If you are accused of possession of marijuana in Virginia, the Commonwealth must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you are in possession of marijuana. It sounds simple, but it can be a little bit complicated. The first word really in the statute that matters is possession. What is possession of marijuana? The basic rule […]

Do I Need An Attorney For my Arraignment?

published by Andrew Flusche on February 25, 2014

arraignment process

I talk with lots of people who are charged with a more serious offense, such as Virginia DUI or Virginia possession of marijuana, and one questions people have is whether or not they need to have counsel for their arraignment in court. The general answer is no, you do not need to have an attorney […]

Am I at Risk of Going to Jail for a First Offense of Shoplifting?

published by Andrew Flusche on February 14, 2014

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Yes. You are at risk of possible jail time. The first thing you have to look at to determine your possible jail time risk even for a shoplifting first offense is the actual charge that you’re facing. Shoplifting can be either a misdemeanor or a felony depending upon the amount of the alleged theft. So […]

Is Reckless Driving a Felony?

published by Andrew Flusche on February 11, 2014

reckless driving in VA

No. Reckless driving in Virginia is a misdemeanor offense. It is a charge where you’re facing the maximum of one year in jail, up to a $2,500.00 fine and up to six months loss of your driver’s license. The difference between a misdemeanor and a felony is that a misdemeanor’s maximum punishment is up to […]

Can you get Weekend Jail in Virginia?

published by Andrew Flusche on February 10, 2014

Learn whether or not weekend jail reporting will be possible for your Virginia traffic or misdemeanor case.

VA Uniform Summons

If you receive a ticket or Virginia Uniform Summons, you need to double check all the information on the summons. Errors on the ticket could be a defense that we could use in court for your case. This is a good reason for you to give me a call to discuss the specifics of your […]

Can Police Run Radar in The Rain?

published by Andrew Flusche on January 31, 2014

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A lot of clients and potential clients wonder if the police are able to use their radar unit while it’s raining. Some people claim that the rain causes interference, which could invalidate the radar reading. Unfortunately, most of the judges I practice in front of will let an officer testify to their radar reading even […]

What Happens if You Fail to Attend Traffic School for a Ticket?

published by Andrew Flusche on January 29, 2014

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If you are supposed to go to Virginia traffic school for a ticket and don’t complete it, the consequences will vary depending upon your particular situation. For DMV-ordered driving school (due to being a young driver or accumulating too many points), DMV will suspend your license. To fix your license, you’ll have to complete the […]

Can I Join the Military While on a First Offender Program?

published by Andrew Flusche on January 27, 2014

US Army

It seems like almost every day I’m answering questions about joining the military while facing a misdemeanor charge. A lot of clients and potential clients have this common problem. The good news is that we have options. No branch of the military wants to be known as an easy way out of a crime, so […]