[VIDEO] Why Hire a Lawyer if Jail is a Threat?

Because you never know what can happen in court. Find out more and contact me about your case.

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Why should you hire a lawyer if it looks like you may get jail anyway? Hello. I’m Andrew Flusche and I’m your Virginia Traffic Attorney. I get this question when I talk to people sometimes and I tell them that they’re facing the real likelihood of some actual jail time. Sometimes people ask, “Well, why should I hire a lawyer then?” The answer is precisely because there are no guarantees in court. That’s why you hire a lawyer.

Even though it’s a case where it looks like when we’re talking on the phone, it looks like you may be looking at the real likelihood of jail, you never know what outcomes may be possible when the rubber meets the road at court. In some cases there is a strong likelihood of jail. For example if you’re charged with a blood alcohol content with a DUI of .15 or higher, you’re looking at 5 days of mandatory minimum jail. However, there are certainly ways that we can chip away at that jail time at the very least to try to reduce it to a lesser amount or maybe eliminate it altogether.

The same applies for a case like a high, high speed reckless driving case, like a speed where it’s 100 miles an hour or more in the Fredericksburg area. That’s a case where I warn you that you’re looking at the real likelihood of some jail time. However, there are no guarantees so even though I warn you about some jail, what we’re going to work to do is we’re going to work to avoid that completely or at least minimize the jail time. If you’re charged with a lower speed like 101 and we can do some things ahead of time to try to set the case up for the great success and we get a good judge, sometimes we can avoid the jail time.

Even though there’s maybe a likelihood or a possibility of jail in your case, that’s all the more reason that you want to hire an attorney, to look for every possible defense for you. Even if you’re found guilty, to argue for every possible break that we can get to try to eliminate that jail time. If you’re charged with a traffic offense or a misdemeanor in Virginia, contact me so we can discuss your case and I can hopefully help you avoid jail if that’s a risk for your case.

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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