TRAFFIC / CRIMINAL ATTORNEY

Unfortunately, good people find themselves facing the justice system often.  I appear in the courts of the cities of Hampton Roads Monday through Friday.  I’ve tried hundreds of traffic and criminal cases from speeding tickets and D.U.I.s to robberies and murders and I can tell you that no matter how innocent you are facing the justice system alone is a horrible idea.

The Commonwealth has police, investigators, prosecutors, forensic scientists and more.  None of those people are interested in finding out why you are NOT guilty.  They are not interested in finding out what’s GOOD about you.  You need the best lawyer available.  Because presenting the reasons why you are NOT guilty is not as easy as it looks on television.

Individual case results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each case.  Von Piersall II (Trey) has the experience you need.

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We defend clients that have been accused of driving while intoxicated or driving under the influence. Virginia courts define a DUI as a Class 1 Misdemeanor punishable by up to 1 year in jail accompanied by a fine up to $2,500.00, license suspension, and alcohol education class requirements. Virginia takes DWIs or DUIs more seriously than most states, see Va Code 18.2-266. Even if it is your 1st time offense, you should seek counsel. There are serious life altering ramifications when it comes to Virginia Law and Driving while under the influence.

We do our best to remove or minimize jail time since a majority of the time, our clients are charged with taking of providing for their families. It makes it very difficult to make money when you are locked up.

It shall be unlawful for any person to drive or operate any motor vehicle, engine or train (i) while such person has a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent or more by weight by volume or 0.08 grams or more per 210 liters of breath as indicated by a chemical test administered as provided in this article, (ii) while such person is under the influence of alcohol, (iii) while such person is under the influence of any narcotic drug or any other self-administered intoxicant or drug of whatsoever nature, or any combination of such drugs, to a degree which impairs his ability to drive or operate any motor vehicle, engine or train safely, (iv) while such person is under the combined influence of alcohol and any drug or drugs to a degree which impairs his ability to drive or operate any motor vehicle, engine or train safely, or (v) while such person has a blood concentration of any of the following substances at a level that is equal to or greater than: (a) 0.02 milligrams of cocaine per liter of blood, (b) 0.1 milligrams of methamphetamine per liter of blood, (c) 0.01 milligrams of phencyclidine per liter of blood, or (d) 0.1 milligrams of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine per liter of blood.

Being charged with reckless driving is a serious offense in the state of Virginia. Depending on the outcome, it can affect jail time, your driving record, insurance, fines, security clearances and how long your license will be suspended for. Von Piersall III has won countless reckless cases in terms of an optimal result. Do not leave the verdict to chance, hire Trey to represent your future.

Code of Virginia § 46.2-852 defines reckless driving as:

Irrespective of the maximum speeds permitted by law, any person who drives a vehicle on any highway recklessly or at a speed or in a manner so as to endanger the life, limb, or property of any person shall be guilty of reckless driving.

Larceny is the Virginia charge for theft or taking property that does not belong to you without a proper exchange in value. Petit Larceny is a Misdemeanor punishable by up to 1 year in jail. Grand Larceny is considered a Felony punishable by up to 20 years of imprisonment. Shoplifting and concealing merchandise is larceny from a store, which may be charged as a Felony if the value of goods was above $200.

Virginia defines larceny as:

The wrongful or fraudulent taking of things of value, belonging to another, without that person or business’ consent, and with the intention to permanently deprive that person or business of the value of the items taken. Intent to permanently deprive a store of merchandise is imposed on defendants in Virginia courts when they leave the Point of Sale without paying for the merchandise.

We defend clients that have been accused of drug possession in the state of Virginia. There are three recognized drug offense in Virginia. 1. Possession occurs when you possess a controlled substance without a written perscription, 2. Sale or Distribution occurs when you sell, provide, give away, or distrubute a controlled sunstance in any manner. 3. Manufacturing occurs when you produce a controlled substance. It is our goal as your advocate to find you not guilty or to give you options and as much information as possible for you to make an informed decision. We have been doing this a long time, we know what to expect, we know what your possibilites are and will do everything in our power to fight for you.

Code of Virginia § 54.1-3401 contains the following definitions:

“Sale” includes barter, exchange, or gift, or offer therefore, and each such transaction made by any person, whether as an individual, proprietor, agent, servant, or employee.

“Distribute” means to deliver other than by administering or dispensing a controlled substance.

“Manufacture” means the production, preparation, propagation, conversion, or processing of any item regulated by this chapter, either directly or indirectly by extraction from substances of natural origin, or independently by means of chemical synthesis, or by a combination of extraction and chemical synthesis, and includes any packaging or repackaging of the substance or labeling or relabeling of its container. This term does not include compounding.

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