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Assault & Battery - not prosecuted

Posted on October 10, 2019 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Assault and Battery on a family member was not prosecuted in Virginia Beach Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court after Attorney Helms met with the prosecutor on the case.  The client was very happy!!  See VA Code https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title18.2/chapter4/section18.2-57.2/" target="_blank">§ 18.2-57.2 for more information.

8 Charges, 6 were not prosecuted

Posted on October 10, 2019 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Client charges in Newport News included DWI - 1st offense, 2 x Civil Violation - refused blood/breath test, obstruction/resisted w/o force, driving without license, failure to obey highway sign, failure to obey highwal lane marking, and registration violoation - non-resident.  A plea was negotiated with the prosecutor and the client pled guilty on the DWI and driving without a license.  The other six charges were not prosecuted (Nolle Prosequi).  No jail time and only one year of unsupervised probation.  WOW, what a great deal!!!

For additional information, see VA Codes for DWI https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title18.2/chapter7/section18.2-266/" target="_blank">§ 18.2-266, penalties https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title18.2/chapter7/section18.2-270/" target="_blank">§ 18.2-270, and driving without a license https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title46.2/chapter3/section46.2-300/" target="_blank">§ 46.2-300.

Reduced Sentence for Appeal

Posted on October 1, 2019 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Tough and tenacious, Ms. Helms noted an appeal for a client and in Circuit Court the client received a reduced sentence for charges of driving on a suspended operator's license when a certified ignition interlock was required, VA Code § 18.2-272.  Violating court order when convicted of a DUI/DWI can result in fines, incarceration and an extended period of operator license suspended.  The result in this case was a win!

Bond Set for a Client

Posted on January 24, 2017 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (2)

November 10, 2016 - A client facing 2 Felonies charges received a great outcome on a Bond thanks to Attorney Helms and her quick defense for the client.  The client posted Bond that afternoon and was home for dinner.

Possession Charge Defeated!

Posted on January 24, 2017 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

In Virginia Beach General District Court on January 18, 2017, a client's Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance charge was Nolle Prosequi.  Great win for all!!

Assault & Battery Win

Posted on October 5, 2016 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)

On September 26, 2016 in Virginia Beach Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court the final disposition of an Assault & Battery was Nolle Prosequi

Amazing Defense

Posted on October 3, 2016 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)

In Chesapeake Circuit Court Attorney Helms put together an amazing defense for one of our clients!  Grand Larceny Felony charge was reduced to a Misdemeanor Petit Larceny, a charge for Stolen Property with Intent to Sell was Nolle Prosequi, and a Misdemeanor Fraud charge given 12 months go 10 months suspended and only required to serve 30 days on the weekends.

Our client was very excited and pleased!!