Hit & Run by Janet Jackson’s Ex-Husband

Top Harrisonburg reckless driving help:  If you have been charged with Harrisonburg reckless driving immediately contact Keefer Law Firm to schedule a FREE CONSULTATION with Bob Keefer.  Bob has over 30 years of experience himself in representing people like you.  You can call 540.433.6906 or email info@BobKeefer.com or click on the link above to set up this Free Call with Bob.  In choosing a Harrisonburg reckless driving lawyer you should look at CLIENT REVIEWS.  You can also look at Bob’s eBook on Virginia Reckless Driving.

Top Harrisonburg reckless driving help: On April 24, 2017, James DeBarge, former husband of entertainer Janet Jackson, allegedly committed hit and run in Los Angeles.  According to police, DeBarge drove across several lanes of traffic in his Mercedes station wagon before crashing into a Chevy Volt.  James then left the scene; however, the crash was recorded on the dash camera in the Chevy Volt.

Top Harrisonburg reckless driving help: James Curtis DeBarge was born in August, 1963, and is a rhythm and blues and soul singer.  He grew up in a singing family DeBarge.  His family had several popular songs: All This Love, Love Me in a Special Way, Rhythm of the Night and Who’s Holding Donna Now.  As an adult, DeBarge has worked on Tha Divorce Song, Get Nekkid, and Nothing’s Wrong.  DeBarge has worked with DJ Quik, Won-G, J-Ro and Tha Liks.  He has toured with Atlantic Starr, The SOS Band and Mary Jane Girls.

Top Harrisonburg reckless driving help: DeBarge was married to Janet Jackson in 1984.  His marriage to Jackson was annulled in 1985.  In 2012 DeBarge received active prison time for assault with a deadly weapon and for drug charges.  DeBarge got out of prison in 2015.  DeBarge may be in serious trouble with this felony record and a hit and run.  Law Enforcement will probably be charging him with felony hit and run due to the amount of damages to the occupied motor vehicle he struck.  If he is smart he will let his lawyer talk for him and when asked by law enforcement he should say: “I want a Lawyer. If I am not under arrest, please let me go.”






Lawyer for Harrisonburg Reckless Driving Charge

Lawyer for Harrisonburg Reckless Driving Charge

Lawyer for Harrisonburg Reckless Driving Charge

When you need a Lawyer for Harrisonburg Reckless Driving Charge, contact Bob’s office right away at 540.433.6906 or info@BobKeefer.com.  You want to set up a FREE CASE EVALUATION by telephone with Bob to discuss your options.  Look here for Bob’s CLIENT REVIEWS.  Please look here for Bob’s Book on Reckless Driving in Virginia:  THE SHOCKING TRUTH.

Lawyer for Harrisonburg Reckless Driving Charge:  Many people get charged with Traffic Offenses.  On July 27, 2015, Jack Trudeau was charged with DWI in Indiana.  Jack Trudeau was formerly quarterback for the NFL Indianapolis Colts.

Lawyer for Harrisonburg Reckless Driving Charge:  When all was said and done, Trudeau ended up in the Boone County Jail facing a felony intimidation of a law enforcement officer, drunk in public, DUI endangering another, DUI, open container, disregarding a police office and failure to obey signal.  The Police Report indicates that Trudeau was stopped at approximately 10:00 p.m. near U.S. 421.  Trudeau was arrested in 2007 for contributing to the delinquency of a minor in relation to a high school graduation party for his daughter.  Trudeau was chosen in the second round of the 1986 NFL Draft and is 53 years of age.

This author is always concerned when a former football player makes the news for aberrant behavior in light of the new information about Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE).  CTE is a degenerative disorder found in persons who have suffered multiple brain injuries like concussions.  Because the condition is common in boxers, CTE used to be described as dementia pugilistica.  CTE is prevalent in athletes in contact sports such as football, ice hockey and professional wrestling.  Persons suffering from CTE usually exhibit memory loss, aggression, confusion and depression.  CTE is very similar to dementia in younger people.  Soldiers are also subject to CTE due to explosions causing concussive injury.  A blast injury can cause CTE in a single event while in contact sports CTE usually requires repetitive injury.  A number of well known people may suffer or have suffered from CTE:  Junior Seau, Tony Dorsett, Brett Favre, Bernie Kosar, Jim McMahon, Art Monk, and John Mackey.  





Harrisonburg Reckless Driving Lawyer

Harrisonburg Reckless Driving Lawyer

Harrisonburg Reckless Driving Lawyer

When you need the best Harrisonburg Reckless Driving Lawyer call Bob Keefer at 540.433.6906.  Bob has more than 30  years experience helping people like you with reckless driving charges. #harrisonburgrecklessdrivinglawyer

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Not hiring a Lawyer for your Harrisonburg Reckless Driving charge may be a very expensive choice.  Over the years many people have explained that an acquaintance told them to appear in court by themselves, enter a guilty plea and then ask for a reduction.  Most of those people ended up with a conviction for reckless driving.  With a good lawyer, a Harrisonburg Reckless Driving Lawyer, such cases are usually reduced or continued to be reduced upon completion of certain tasks and good behavior.  Most people representing themselves in court do poorly because they do not understand how court works.

Most Judges believe their mandate from the Virginia Legislature is to be a referee, not an advocated for those charged.  If the Government’s evidence showed that you were exceeding 80 miles per hour or were traveling 20 or more miles per hour over the speed limit, you will be convicted as charged.  You need to hire a good lawyer to enhance your chances of a reduction or dismissal.

Someone convicted of a Virginia reckless driving charge ends up with the following:

1. A permanent criminal record;
2. Fines and costs;
3. Increased insurance—approximately $3,000 over three years and if the Judge suspends your license the insurance consequences are greater;
4. 6 points on a Virginia Driving Record and transferable to his or her home state driver’s license if not a Virginia license holder;
5. Loss of one or two days of work; and,
6. Loss of job or potential job due to criminal record — possibly tens of thousands of dollars.

As you can see, traffic charges can significantly alter one’s life.  On June 11, 2015, Isaiah Battle, who played left tackle for Clemson was stopped for speeding. During that traffic stop, the officer located the contraband.  Now Battle has announced that he is going to give up his college eligibility and enter the NFL supplemental draft.  Battle indicated that this decision was based on family reasons.  Family reasons propelled by the marijuana possession charge from the traffic stop probably.

Clemson LT Isaiah Battle was reportedly pulled over on June 11 for marijuana possession.

From Tiger Illustrated:

Extenuating circumstances are required for players to enter the supplemental draft with eligibility remaining, and that probably explains why Clemson’s official release quoted him as saying having a child on the way influenced his decision. But don’t think that his departure from Clemson was his decision only.  He’d reached his last straw, and he used it.

According to Clemson Insider, who obtained a copy of the police report, Battle was pulled over after driving at a high rate of speed.

Battled was issued two citations for speeding and no proof of insurance. The officer then asked Battle about the marijuana smell coming from the vehicle and according to the incident report, “Battle stated there was no marijuana inside the vehicle and stated I could search it.”

During the search, the officer pulled out an orange and white tennis shoe, and upon grabbing the shoe’s toe he discovered there was something hard in it. He located a silver grinder inside the toe area. At that point, he again asked Battle if there was anything else inside the vehicle. Battle walked up and retrieved a black box from the console. Inside the box were three separate clear baggies with green plant material believed to be marijuana.

Battle made a terrible mistake granting permission to search his car.  The Officer probably said if you do not have any illegal drugs in your car, you will not mind if I search?  Law enforcement tries to confuse you into believing that denying a search is confessing to possessing contraband.  Actually, it is not a confession.  Handing the contraband to the Officer demonstrates dominion and control over the contraband, helping the prosecution immensely. You should always tell the Officer I do not consent to vehicle searches.

Battle had been in the lead for the starting left tackle job.  Battle started all but one game during the 2014 season.

Harrisonburg Reckless Driving Lawyer

Harrisonburg Reckless Driving Lawyer