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CDL Issues and the cost of hiring a lawyer

Posted March 25th, 2014 by Pete Trible

       I was hired the other day to represent a driver who was concerned about a speeding ticket affecting his CDL.  He had been calling around and was surprised at my quote to represent him because it was apparently lower than some of the other quotes he had gotten.  For some drivers their […]

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Being Polite to Law Enforcement and Getting a Smiley Face

Posted February 25th, 2014 by Pete Trible

I had a case today where my client was rude and impolite to the officer that stopped him for reckless driving.  While I was still able to get a good result for my client, I could have had a better outcome if my client had kept his thoughts to himself about how fast he thought […]

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Virginia DUI, Ignition Interlock and You

Posted February 18th, 2014 by Pete Trible

Ignition interlock is mandatory for all DUI cases in Virginia.  It is expensive and it is sensitive.  Many folks with ignition interlock find themselves returning back to court to face jail time because of positive readings on the ignition interlock.  In reality, non-alcoholic foods and drinks can cause positive readings, or sense “residual mouth alcohol.” […]

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Courtroom Decorum

Posted January 15th, 2014 by Pete Trible

It never ceases to amaze me what people will wear to court.  If my client has to come to court, I always tell them to dress as if they were going to church.  I learned a number of years ago to say that rather than “to dress up” for court.  When she asked me what […]

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Out Of State Drivers and Demerit Points

Posted January 15th, 2014 by Pete Trible

I often get questions from out-of-state clients how tickets will affect their driving record with relation to demerit points with their state’s DMV.  Demerit points are allocated by Virginia DMV, not the judges.  Different speeds merely have different penalties.  A 80 mph in a 60 mph zone, reckless driving, has -6 demerit points, same as […]

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