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FOUR Misdemeanor offenses - DISMISSED
A juvenile and his parents met with us to discuss charges stemming from an incident in Virginia Beach. Our client was charged with four misdemeanor offenses after being approached by police while he was intoxicated. He was charged with Public Intoxication, Underage Possession of Alcohol, Resisting Arrest, and Escape from Police Custody. Once our client was arrested for the alcohol charges, he was placed in the back seat of the police cruiser. While in the back seat, he managed to reach out of the window and open the door from the outside, but immediately shut the door when the officers came to stop him. Our client attended a military prep school and came from an outstanding and respected military family. At trial, we argued that our client was improperly charged with the Resisting Arrest and Escape offenses, as the factual scenario did not meet the elements of those offenses, and we requested that the two alcohol offenses be deferred and then dismissed. The judge agreed, DISMISSING the Resisting Arrest and Escape charges, and DEFERRING, then DISMISSING the two alcohol-related offenses upon our client’s completion of the terms and conditions imposed by the court.
Our client, a thirteen year-old juvenile, was charged with sexually abusing his younger half-sister. If he were to have been adjudicated delinquent of these offenses, he faced the strong possibility of being remanded to a juvenile correctional facility until his twenty-first birthday. At the hearing in juvenile and domestic relations court, the judge, after argument from both counsel, granted our motion and DEFERRED entering judgment in the case for one year, upon which date the charges were DISMISSED.
Our client, a juvenile, was arrested and charged with assaulting a law enforcement officer and attempting to disarm a law enforcement officer, both felony offenses. He had allegedly consumed mushrooms which lead to his erratic and irrational behavior and the police were called by a concerned family member. Upon the arrival of the police, our client allegedly kicked and elbowed them, and allegedly attempted to disarm an officer of his firearm while in the hospital. After argument, the judge agreed to a DEFERRAL on both charges, after which both charges will be DISMISSED.