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Reckless Handling of a Firearm Dismissed in Chesapeake, VA

Client was charged with Reckless Handling of a Firearm in Chesapeake, VA. A conviction of this offense can have consequences such as 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 just "ASAP") and the court will 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 and on top of this your suspended jail sentence for your DUI conviction will become activated for you to serve all or a portion of. 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 this offense can have consequences such as active and suspended jail time for a maximum of 12 months (a 3rd or subsequent offense occurring within a 10-year period carries a mandatory minimum active jail sentence of 10 days), a maximum fine of $2500 and a mandatory suspension of your driver's license for up to 90 days. 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 of up to 90 days nor any realistic possibility of an active jail sentence.

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Distribution of Cocaine Dismissed 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 and a mandatory suspension of your driver's license for 6 months. After a successful negotiation with the prosecutor, Mr. Huff was able to get our client's charge dismissed. Also, our client was facing 4 other felony charges related to the alleged offense. Mr. Huff was able to get all of those charges dismissed 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) Dismissed 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 and a mandatory suspension of your driver's license for 6 months. After a successful negotiation with the prosecutor, Mr. Huff was able to get our client's charge dismissed. Also, our client was facing 4 other felony charges related to the alleged offense. Mr. Huff was able to get all of those charges dismissed 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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