I got 4 tickets 3 weeks ago i am not sure if i should hire a lawyer and i also don’t know what i should do, I am 18. 1st ticket was red light. 2nd ticket was no license. 3rd was speeding 75 on a 45 not a reckless and 4th was a crossing double yield line
You should have an attorney at least for the driving without a license charge, as it is a criminal misdemeanor. If you cannot afford an attorney, you should ask the Judge to appoint an attorney for you. An attorney can also help you potentially get the other charges dismissed or reduced.
I am an employee of a major store. I reported an incident of a man that exposed himself in front of me to the managers. The police came and never spoke to me. I found out 2 weeks later that the man was found and summoned to court. Should I expect a summons as well?
You should expect a summons to come to court as a witness in this case. If you have not been summoned, but wish to testify, you should reach out to the Commonwealth's Attorney (prosecutor) in the city/county in which the offense occurred to make sure that you do get a subpoena for the case.
You do not need to do anything other than hire and attorney. Waiving your right to counsel at arraignment doesn't mean you can't have an attorney. It just allows the court to proceed with your case in the event that you don't have one. If you have an attorney with you (or if the...Read more »
Do you go in front of a Judge to plead your case for an expungement? I have evidence that perjury was used in my trial, my charge was a counter charge after said person was delivered the summons. I was arrested for another false charge by the same person months later. My protective order was also... Read more »
As for expungement, when a person is found not guilty or their case is otherwise dismissed by the Commonwealth, the individual may be eligible to have the charge expunged from their record. That is done by a civil petition to the Circuit Court of the...Read more »
Someeone I know is apart of a fraudulent group. He doesn't commit any of the crimes himself however he gets a cut of the pay as he was the "founder" of the group. When he gets caught what legal action would he be facing
for being the ring leader. Note this is all done online.... Read more »
My girlfriend’s son is involved in a large case in VA. His attorney said to him that prosecutor was possibly looking at her for manipulating a witness. What kind of attorney does she need to get,if any at all?
A detective showed up at my dad's door telling him that I need to get a hold of him by the next day or warrant will be issued. I contacted him via phone he won't tell me why or what or anything he just says he's going to give me an opportunity to cooperate and I don't know what... Read more »
You should not talk to the police without a lawyer present! Generally speaking, if the police have enough evidence for a warrant, they will get one, whether you talk to them or not. The police will use the "we'll take out a warrant unless you speak with us" tactic to get you to...Read more »
The court only convenes on Tuesdays, the one day a week I have an office rented and see most of my mental health clients. I can't switch the day and that is my money to live on, as well as my clients need their sessions. Is their an option like a recorded statement that I can legally request.
If you are subpoenaed, you are legally required to attend court. You may want to reach out to the Commonwealth's Attorney (prosecutor) in the jurisdiction where you have to go to Court. He or she may be able to help you avoid coming to court, or explain your options if you do not appear.
I got caught doing 90 in a 70 in hopewell va. I am currently taking a driving class so I can take it to court is this Smart. I have +4 on my driving record and printed out my dmv record which has no tickets on it. I am also hiring a local lawyer to help me as well. I am freaking out I plan on... Read more »
It is smart to do the driving school. At that speed, if you were to hire a local attorney, you would not need to appear in court (the attorney could go on your behalf). The charge is a criminal misdemeanor, so you should hire an attorney, or at least seek legal advice. I strongly believe that an...Read more »
I live in Virginia and am buying a car from a state that did not require front license plates. There are no brackets or holes to mount a plate. Do I need to "alter" the car to accommodate a front plate or is their a provision for this situation?
If your case is under advisement, then you have not yet been convicted of anything. Your case is still pending. When the year is over, and you go back to court - if you've successfully complied with the terms for dismissal, then your case will be dismissed and you will not have been convicted.
If you were merely charged, there should be no issue. If you were CONVICTED of simple assault, you should also be fine to purchase/possess a firearm. HOWEVER, if the charge was a domestic assault / assault on family member, then you are federally prohibited.
Fiance received a ruling of good behavior for 2 years and the judge made the decision on June 1st. Well my fiance got a dwi while he was awaiting trial for the domestic violence. IF the judge made the ruling of 2 years good behavior, can the judge use the dwi against him, or would it even count if... Read more »
If you are local, you can go to court and ask the Judge for a continuance so that you have more time to find an attorney. If you're not, you can call the Clerk and ask that the process would be for a continuance.
A couple months ago I thought my boyfriend took my card without my permission and so I told my dad and HE called the cops. I realize now a month or two later I forgot I told him he could use it a couple nights before. So I totally forgot. Will I get in trouble for changing my story? It was an... Read more »
You should not be in any trouble at all if you did not speak with the police. If you did tell the police that your card was used without permission, and your boyfriend is charged, you may want to get an attorney if want to testify to something other than what you told the police.
If you are given a subpoena, you are required to go to court. If you have concerns about testifying as a witness for the prosecution (commonwealth's attorney), you may want to reach out to a local attorney to discuss your legal options.
Depending on the jurisdiction and Judge, you may be able to get your charged reduced or dismissed. You should reach out to a local attorney, who can advise you on whether or not you need an attorney and what steps you can take to mitigate this charge.
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