Threatening the Police Didn’t Help Randy Travis

I always say that you should be nice to law enforcement officers. If you don’t, it can make your case much worse.

That’s what happened when country singer Randy Travis was arrested for DWI in North Texas.

Apparently he went into a convenience store naked, asking to buy cigarettes. He left when the clerk questioned how he would pay for them. Then a Texas State Trooper found Travis due to 911 calls of a vehicle accident.

At some point during the encounter, Travis allegedly threatened to kill the troopers who were involved. Now instead of just facing a DWI charge, he’s also facing a felony for “retaliation.”

What a mess!

The same situation could happen in Virginia. If you make a threat of bodily harm to an officer in Virginia, you could be charged with the felony version of obstruction of justice. Definitely not a road you want to go down.

You don’t have to do all the tests the officer asks. But being a jerk isn’t going to get you anywhere.

Andrew Flusche

My name is Andrew Flusche. I am a traffic and misdemeanor defense lawyer in Virginia. I limit my practice to traffic tickets and misdemeanor defense, so I know the ins and outs of these offenses. I literally wrote the book on reckless driving in Virginia which you can get on Amazon here or download for free here. I opened my practice in 2008 after earning my Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. Since then, I have earned over 600 5-star reviews from happy clients on Google, Yelp, and Facebook. If you’ve been charged with a misdemeanor offense in Virginia, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Your initial consultation is always free, and you'll talk directly with me about the details of your case.

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