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Reckless Handling of a Firearm Dismissed in Chesapeake, VA

Client was charged with the criminal offense of Reckless Handling of a Firearm in Chesapeake, VA. A conviction of Reckless Handling of a Firearm in Virginia can have consequences such as a permanent conviction of a class 1 misdemeanor, active and suspended jail time for a maximum of 12 months, a maximum fine of $2500, and forfeiture of the firearm to the police department. Mr. Huff went to trial on the case and the judge found our client not guilty and dismissed the charge.

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ASAP Violation Active Jail Sentence Avoided in Gloucester, VA

Client was charged with the criminal offense of ASAP Violation in Gloucester, VA. If anyone is convicted of a DUI in Virginia, the court will order you to complete the Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program ("VASAP" or "ASAP") and the court will also impose a suspended jail sentence that will remain suspended conditioned upon your full and successful completion of ASAP. If you do not complete the ASAP program or if you fail to abide by all of ASAP's terms and conditions, you will receive a new and separate criminal charge called an ASAP Violation. A conviction of an ASAP Violation in Virginia can have consequences such as the activation and un-suspension of your suspended jail sentence for your DUI conviction. This means that you could be required to actively serve all or a portion of your suspended jail sentence for your DUI conviction. The ASAP officer in this case alleged that our client failed to comply with the terms and conditions of ASAP. Mr. Huff presented mitigating evidence to the judge and was able to avoid an active jail sentence for our client.

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Driving Under Suspension Reduced in Isle of Wight, VA

Client was charged with the criminal offense of Driving Under Suspension in Isle of Wight, VA. The officer alleged that our client was driving when he had a suspended driver's license. A conviction of Driving Under Suspension in Virginia can have consequences such as a permanent conviction of a class 1 misdemeanor, active and suspended jail time for a maximum of 12 months, a mandatory suspension of your driver's license for the same period of time it was originally suspended (except when your underlying suspension was for an indefinite term, in which case there is a mandatory suspension of your driver's license for a maximim of 90 days) a maximum fine of $2500, demerit points on your driving record, and increased auto-insurance rates. Mr. Huff presented mitigating evidence to the judge and was able to get our client's charge reduced to a lesser misdemeanor offense that does not carry a mandatory driver's license suspension nor any realistic possibility of an active jail sentence.

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Distribution of Cocaine Dropped in Newport News, VA

Client was charged with the criminal offense of Distribution of a Schedule I/II Drug in Newport News, VA. The officer alleged that our client was in possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute it. A conviction of Distribution of a Schedule I/II Drug in Virginia can have consequences such as a permanent conviction of a class U felony (this means a loss of your civil rights such as the right to vote, run for office, possess a firearm, sit on a jury, obtain certain jobs, and obtain public social and housing benefits), a minimum prison sentence of 5 years up to a maximum prison sentence of 40 years, a mandatory suspension of your driver's license for 6 months, and a maximum fine of $500,000. After a successful negotiation with the prosecutor, Mr. Huff was able to get our client's charge dropped. Also, our client was facing 4 other felony charges related to the alleged offense. Mr. Huff was able to get all of those charges dropped as well.

Notably, our client was being held in jail without bond pending the trial in his case during the Coronavirus pandemic. Our client was released from jail safe and sound the day the charges were dropped.

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Felony Distribution of Marijuana (>1/2 oz-5 lbs) Dropped in Newport News, VA

Client was charged with the criminal offense of Felony Distribution of Marijuana (>1/2 oz-5 lbs) in Newport News, VA. The officer alleged that our client was in possession of marijuana (>1/2 oz-5 lbs) with the intent to distribute it. A conviction of Felony Distribution of Marijuana (>1/2 oz-5 lbs) in Virginia can have consequences such as a permanent conviction of a class 5 felony (this means a loss of your civil rights such as the right to vote, run for office, possess a firearm, sit on a jury, obtain certain jobs, and obtain public social and housing benefits), a minimum prison sentence of 1 year up to a maximum prison sentence of 10 years, a mandatory suspension of your driver's license for 6 months, and a maximum fine of $2500. After a successful negotiation with the prosecutor, Mr. Huff was able to get our client's charge dropped. Also, our client was facing 4 other felony charges related to the alleged offense. Mr. Huff was able to get all of those charges dropped as well.

Notably, our client was being held in jail without bond pending the trial in his case during the Coronavirus pandemic. Our client was released from jail safe and sound the day the charges were dropped.

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