Texting While Driving

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If you’re issued a ticket for a traffic or misdemeanor offense in Virginia, the officer brings the ticket to you and normally asks you to sign on the form. A lot of times people wonder what that means when they’re signing the ticket. When you read the Virginia Uniform Summons, you will see that the […]

Virginia Traffic Court Defense

published by Andrew Flusche on September 16, 2013

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When you have a charge pending in Virginia traffic court there’s quite a few considerations you need to make. You need to understand what kind of charge you’re facing, which specific court you’re supposed to go to, and, most importantly, whether or not you should bring a lawyer. Which Virginia traffic court are you due […]

Help with Virginia Uniform Summons

published by Andrew Flusche on September 12, 2013

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A Virginia Uniform Summons is a ticket. In Virginia, when you’re given a traffic ticket, and even some misdemeanor charges, the officer writes out the charge on a document called a Virginia Uniform Summons. This document is basically saying that you are summoned to appear in court on the indicated date to answer for the […]

Texting While Driving – At Court!

published by Andrew Flusche on April 2, 2013

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I was leaving the Stafford County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court the other day, and I looked to my right to see if it was clear for me to pull out of my spot. I saw a mom texting. She had just been in the court for her son’s traffic case. Texting in the parking […]

Texting While Driving Bill – The Bare Facts

published by Andrew Flusche on December 17, 2012

Two Virginia delegates recently proposed new legislation that would make texting while driving reckless driving. Currently, texting while driving is a secondary offense: a police officer can only cite a driver for texting while driving if he or she pulls the driver over for another offense. And the fine for texting while driving is only […]

Delegate Cline’s proposed bill to specifically say classify using a mobile communication device while driving as reckless driving is unnecessary.  Not only is it overbroad like I’ve discussed before, but this bill is completely unnecessary because if you’re texting it can already be considered reckless driving. The bill seems to stem from a case back […]

Delegate Cline’s Texting Bill – Streaming Radio is Criminal

published by Andrew Flusche on December 6, 2012

Virginia Delegate Cline has introduced a proposed texting while driving bill to amend reckless driving to include using a mobile communications device while operating a vehicle. But that would create an overbroad expansion of reckless driving. Some of our legislators apparently equate using a cell with failure to maintain control of your vehicle.  The problem […]

Proposed Texting Bill Makes Us Criminals

published by Andrew Flusche on December 5, 2012

Links: Press release (PDF) Proposed bill Current texting while driving law My article about the pedestrian case Here’s the deal folks. Delegate Cline is trying to make us criminals. If you’ve ever used your smart to stream Pandora in the car or used Google Maps for navigation, that includes you. Heck, if you’ve ever received […]

Is Texting Reckless Driving in Virginia?

published by Andrew Flusche on September 10, 2012

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A recent case made headlines here in Virginia because the judge dismissed a reckless driving charge that was brought against a driver who struck and killed a pedestrian. The evidence essentially showed that the driver was probably reading a text message when his vehicle struck the pedestrian. There was no other evidence of other distractions […]