Traffic / Misdemeanors

Better Business Bureau – “A” Rated!

published by Andrew Flusche on April 3, 2014

I am happy to announce that my firm is now identified as a Better Business Bureau Accredited Business. Our team has joined an elite group of businesses that meet the BBB’s 16-factor accreditation standard for business conduct and ethics. What does this mean for my clients and potential clients? It means that I will continue […]

Announcing The First Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest

published by Andrew Flusche on March 11, 2014

The Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest

I represent many people who are charged with DUI and underage possession of alcohol, so I see firsthand the consequences and far-reaching effects of these situations. In its first year ever, The Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest will require students to raise awareness about the problem of underage drinking and driving among their peers. Applicants must […]

Can I Carry a Handgun in a Box in my Car?

published by Andrew Flusche on March 6, 2014

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Virginia law prohibits carrying a concealed weapon unless you have a permit to do so. So what about carrying a handgun inside a box of some sort in your vehicle? Is that against the law? A lot of people end up charged with this offense. Let’s say you’re pulled over for speeding, for some reason […]

Can I Petition to Have Traffic Fines Reduced Even if the Case is Old?

published by Andrew Flusche on February 21, 2014

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Typically not. In Virginia you have several options if you have been found guilty of a traffic or misdemeanor offense. However, your options expire very quickly as time goes by. Your first option to try to have your fine reduced would be to file a motion to reopen the case. This option expires 60 days […]

I got Caught Shoplifting. What can I do to get it off my Record?

published by Andrew Flusche on February 18, 2014

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First of all, if you’re simply charged or alleged to have shoplifted it is not on your record yet necessarily. In the United States you are presumed innocent until you’re found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. So you certainly have a chance to have your day in court and see if the Commonwealth can prove […]

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The other day in one of my local general district courts, I became aware of a case where a person from another state received a reckless driving misdemeanor ticket here in Virginia. The attorney from the driver’s home state sent a letter to the court saying that they had been retained and were entering a […]

Will Reckless Driving in Virginia Be On Your Record?

published by Andrew Flusche on June 26, 2013

The other day I was in court handling a reckless driving charge for a client, and I overheard another lawyer giving his client bad advice. This attorney doesn’t focus on reckless driving cases like me, so he just had no clue what he was talking about. He advised his client that his reckless driving charge […]

Chambers Cakery – A Fredericksburg Sweet Spot

published by Andrew Flusche on May 8, 2013

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For my May newsletter, I let my Public Relations Manager, Laura take over this article. Here is what she had to say about Chambers Cakery: Chambers is my all-time favorite place to get a cupcake or buy a cake from. I have been a customer for over 10 years. The first cake Melissa made for […]

Maryland Driver Ticketed for Going too Slow?

published by Andrew Flusche on March 20, 2013

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By now the story about the Maryland driver who was ticketed while going 63 in a 65 mph zone has made lots of headlines. But what’s really going on here? She impeded traffic. It’s as simple as that. I don’t know the specific Maryland laws at issue, but the exact same violation could have been […]

Help for Commercial Motor Vehicle in Left Lane Violation

published by Andrew Flusche on March 19, 2013

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Virginia is pretty strict in enforcing our law that prohibits commercial motor vehicles in the left lane on the interstate. 46.2-803.1 is the source of the prohibition. Unfortunately, the statute doesn’t provide any exceptions for commercial vehicles to get into the left lane for a brief moment even to pass slower traffic. And if you’re […]