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Reckless Driving (101/55) No Jail Time in New Kent, VA

Client was charged with the criminal offense of Reckless Driving (101/55) in New Kent, VA. A conviction of Reckless Driving 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 suspension of your driver’s license for a maximum of 6 months, a maximum fine of $2500, demerit points on your driving record, and increased auto-insurance rates. If anyone is convicted at this speed, judges will strongly consider imposing an active jail sentence. After a successful negotiation with the prosecutor, Mr. Huff was able to avoid an active jail sentence for our client.

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Reckless Driving (98/55) No Jail Time in Norfolk, VA

Client was charged with the criminal offense of Reckless Driving (98/55) in Norfolk, VA. A conviction of Reckless Driving 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 suspension of your driver’s license for a maximum of 6 months, a maximum fine of $2500, demerit points on your driving record, and increased auto-insurance rates. If anyone is convicted at this speed, judges will strongly consider imposing an active jail sentence. Mr. Huff presented mitigating evidence to the judge and was able to avoid a jail sentence for our client.

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Petition For Alien Relative (Parent) Approved by USCIS

Client sought to establish a familial relationship to a foreign national person intending to migrate to the United States. This petition is a prerequisite to a foreign national person obtaining a family-based greencard. A greencard is the official document that gives a foreign national person permission to permanently live and work in the United States. A Petition For Alien Relative (Parent) requires a U.S. citizen, not a Lawful Permanent Resident (“LPR”) (i.e., a greencard holder), to be able to prove, among other things, that he or she is at least 21 years old and is the child of a foreign national person. This petition must be approved before a foreign national person can apply for a greencard. This petition can be filed concurrently with a Greencard Application. Mrs. Huff prepared the appropriate Forms and presented sufficient evidence to USCIS and was able to get our client’s Petition For Alien Relative approved.

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ASAP Violation No Jail Time 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 revocation (i.e., the 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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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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