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How to Interact with the Police – Scholarship Entries – Fall 2017

By From https://www.andrewflusche.com • Dec 7th, 2017 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

Two times a year we run a scholarship contest to help out college / trade school students. The fall 2017 theme was to create a PSA about how to interact with the police, and we received some great entries. We will announce the winner soon, but for now, here are the entries: Jordan L. Jasmin […]

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Spotsylvania Passes Vague Full Time and Attention Law

By From https://www.andrewflusche.com • Sep 28th, 2016 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

On September 13, 2016, the Spotsylvania County Board of Supervisors passed a broad, vague ordinance that prohibits operating a motor vehicle while not giving full time and attention to the operation of the vehicle. On its face, this seems like an innocent ordinance. It was recommended by the Sheriff’s Office and Commonwealth’s Attorney in order […]

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Survey: 75% of Virginians Agree that DUI Checkpoints Should Be Legal

By From https://www.andrewflusche.com • Sep 21st, 2016 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

In 2015, there were over 240 alcohol related vehicle fatalities and nearly 5,000 related injuries in Virginia. This number is still too high, but overall the state is trending in the right direction. Between 1990 and 2009, each year had over 300 alcohol related fatalities, enforcement and awareness campaigns seem to be working. One of […]

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Radio Interview with Andrew Flusche – Full Time and Attention

By From https://www.andrewflusche.com • Sep 14th, 2016 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

Spotsylvania County just passed a new ordinance that prohibits failing “to give full time and attention” while driving. I was interviewed by Washington, DC radio station WMAL about the ordinance. In a nutshell, the new law is too vague. Listen to the WMAL news clip here: In the next few days, I will be publishing […]

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Survey: 1 in 11 Virginians have received a reckless driving ticket

By From https://www.andrewflusche.com • Jun 1st, 2016 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

In Virginia, any speed over 80 miles per hour is considered reckless driving. Any speed 20 miles per hour or more over the speed limit is also reckless driving. Reckless driving tickets are more common in Virginia than any other state, as illustrated by the following Google keyword search data: In order to get an […]

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Virginia Considering Police Anonymity

By From https://www.andrewflusche.com • Feb 22nd, 2016 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

Law enforcement officers have a difficult and dangerous job, for which I have deep respect. I would not hesitate to put my life in the hands of the officers whom I personally know. Senate Bill 552 ― which passed the Senate and is pending in the House Committee on General Laws, Subcommittee #2 – would […]

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Employer Verification Letter for DWI Restricted Licenses

By From http://www.andrewflusche.com • Aug 12th, 2014 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

In some of the courts where I regularly defend DWI clients, the clerk’s office requires an employer verification letter in order to issue a restricted driver’s license. In general, a work verification letter needs to be on letterhead and contain: Your employer’s name The physical address where you work Your schedule How long it takes […]

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The Police Are Scanning You

By From http://www.andrewflusche.com • Apr 8th, 2014 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

Have you seen those police cars with huge cameras on the trunk? They’re scanning your license plates. These automated license plate readers have been a fairly hot topic in Virginia for the past couple of years. The Attorney General even issued an Official Opinion in 2013 regarding their use (PDF). I just ran across a […]



Is Your Lawyer Waiving Your Rights?!

By From http://www.andrewflusche.com • Apr 4th, 2014 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

If you’re charged with a crime in Virginia, you have the right to confront the witnesses against you. If there’s a scientific certificate of analysis at issue in the case, your confrontation right includes the people who actually did the analysis. But did you know that your lawyer could waive that right without you even […]



How Does Ignition Interlock Work? [video]

By From http://www.andrewflusche.com • Apr 2nd, 2014 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

Many of my DWI clients have questions about the ignition interlock device that will be required if they’re convicted of the DWI charge. We’ve compiled a list of interlock providers and prices, but I didn’t think that was enough to explain exactly what interlock is. I wanted to SHOW how what it is and how […]