Representing clients throughout Hampton Roads including Norfolk,
Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Newport News,
Suffolk, Hampton, and the surrounding areas.
POSTED BY CHAD G. DORSK, ESQ.
Dorsk Law Office, Plc. successfully defended two clients against DUI charges in two cities in the same week. The Court dismissed the charges that his clients were driving under the influence.
Client 1, whose identity will remain confidential, was approached by state police for his involvement in a high speed car crash in the City of Chesapeake. Within 5 minutes after the accident police conducted field sobriety tests on the client. The client performed poorly and police arrested him on suspicion of driving under the influence. Officers transported the suspect to an area hospital but did not proceed to have him checked for concussive symptoms.
POSTED BY CG DORSK ON OCT 9, 2017
Have you or someone you know been charged with possession with intent to distribute (PWID) drugs? If you answered YES to that question, then pursuant to Virginia Code Section 18.2-248 YOU or someone you know may be facing substantial penalties if convicted.
POSTED BY CGDORSK ON SEP 27, 2017
A car is not a home and thus is not treated the same under the protections afforded by the 4th Amendment. The requirement for a warrant applies differently to a home than it does to a car because of a vehicle’s ease of mobility among other reasons. Additionally, the highly regulated nature of operating a vehicle tends to lessen the assumption of privacy for vehicle operators. Therefore do not operate or ride in a vehicle when it contains things which are illegal under federal or state law, as the contents of the vehicle may be searched without your permission under certain circumstances. In addition, be careful when transporting a firearm in a vehicle as the laws can be technical and it is illegal to have a “concealed" firearm without a permit.
POSTED BY CGDORSK ON AUG 17, 2017 IN IN THE NEWS | COMMENTS OFF ON WHEN DEFENDANT IS DENIED BAIL
In a situation in which you find yourself charged with a crime and held without bail, what will it take to convince the court that it is appropriate for a defendant to receive pretrial release? As an example, take the case of James Alex Fields, who was denied bail as he was arraigned for second-degree murder, three counts of malicious wounding and one count of hit and run. Heather Heyer, 32, died and 19 were injured when a car hit demonstrators in Charlottesville last Saturday. Mr. Fields is alleged to have committed these acts and is said to...