Virginia passed it’s anti-texting law to try to be tougher on people who are driving distractedly and texting. As I’ve said before, this law is unnecessary. And after seeing it in practice for a few years, it’s actually letting people off the hook for traffic violations. The problem is that a lot of officers write […]More
Overheard in Court
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You can’t imagine how many people I’ve seen talk themselves into the judge convicting them. This is one reason why it can really pay off to have an experienced traffic and misdemeanor attorney representing you in court. Video Transcription Hello. My name is Andrew Flusche from your Virginia traffic and misdemeanor lawyer. Does it matter […]More
Out of-State Drivers who Have a Reckless Driving Ticket in Virginia, Beware Hiring an Out-of-State Attorney.
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 […]More
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 […]More
Today I was in Spotsylvania General District Court and saw one of the worst defenses you can try for a speeding ticket. The defendant basically said: “Judge, I had a speeding ticket last year. I was guilty then, so I paid it. But I learned my lesson, and I wasn’t speeding this time.” Oh so […]More
The other day in Stafford General District Court, I overheard a dog barking case that caught my attention. The defendant in the case was charged with allowing her dog to bark too much in violation of the County’s noise ordinance. She represented herself and pleaded not guilty. Her defense essentially was that the dog barks, […]More
The other day I was in Stafford General District Court when a young man answered for his case on the traffic docket. The judge announced that he was charged with reckless driving for driving too fast for road conditions. The judge then asked how the gentleman pleads. The young man said, “Well, Your Honor, I […]More
Many times when you get pulled over for having a headlight out the officer will give you a warning. After all, it’s one of those items you normally won’t know about until someone points it out to you. Today in Spotsylvania General District Court I saw an example of a headlight ticket gone wrong. One […]More
Last Friday we had a substitute judge in Stafford General District Court. It wasn’t a judge I was familiar with. I quickly began inquiring to find out his name and anything I could about him. As I sat through the traffic docket, I learned that he was quite reasonable and fair. He gave many people […]More
Today in Spotsylvania General District Court, one of the Troopers had an interesting issue: the person he stopped had posted about the stop on Facebook. The driver even posted a picture of the Trooper’s cruiser. The crazy part here is that the Trooper found out about it! I don’t know what the driver actually wrote […]More