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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Virginia on
Q: What should I do after my home security cams capture 4 dog pee intrusive in a day at my front yard?

Dogs owners walk their dogs, then allow and watch their dogs intrusion on private property and pee on my lawn in my front yard. My home security cams captures 4 instances in a day. What should I do to prevent this repeatedly happen?

It is unlawful. What penalty can be? Is there any... Read more »

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answered on Jan 26, 2022

You should contact the animal protection officers in fairfax and tell them what is going on and show them the proof you have

They can go talk to them about stopping the behavior or charge them under the county code

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Virginia on
Q: i got a court date for driving with expired DL in herndon, VA.

Dmv Appointment is already booked before my dl expired, but dmv appointment i got is after my dl my expiration date.

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answered on Jan 8, 2022

You should contact clerk to continue your case until after a date you go to dmv to fix license OR when you go to court take proof of date your dmv appt is set for and ask judge to continue case until after that date.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Virginia on
Q: Can I go to jail if I have to go to court for domestic abuse?

My girlfriend called the cops on me and showed a bruise on her face saying that I had hit her. I was taken to the detention center were I was given a restraining order not to speak to her for 3 days. I have court on Monday about the case. I want to know if I can go to jail?

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answered on Jan 5, 2022

If you have a pending criminal case you need to consult a criminal attorney who handles these and get a private consult. You should not be discussing specific facts of a pending criminal case on a public site like this.

Yes....in Virginia you could get jail time but there are also...
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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Virginia on
Q: Do I need permission to go to work

I have a restricted license. I put on the paper I am looking for a job. If I do get a job do i need permission still to go to work. Please send answers

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answered on Sep 17, 2021

In VA, these are the only things you can drive forAnd even then it is only the things on this form that a judge

approved

https://www.vacourts.gov/forms/district/dc263.pdf

Look at n and q on 2nd page.....

You need a judge to approve this on  your restricted license...
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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Virginia on
Q: I had received reckless by speeding ticket. 98/70 This happened in VA. Is there a way I can push my court date up?

I want to request a later date due so I can afford representation

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answered on Jan 17, 2021

You can file a motion to continue in advance of court date to ask for a later date or request a continuance in advance to clerk. Whether you have to appear in person or by phone or video for the request depends on what county the ticket is in and what their procedures are in that clerks office.... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence and Criminal Law for Virginia on
Q: Should I get a lawyer to recant a statement

I filled a report that my fiancé choked me now I do not want him to lose his job

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answered on Jan 11, 2021

You shouldn't be messaging or posting on social media. Anything you say can be used against you. Contact a criminal defense attorney in the county where this happened asap and get a consult. If case is in Northern VA I offer a free phone or video consult and you can contact me.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for District of Columbia on
Q: Do I have a right to defend my property using deadly force?
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answered on Apr 12, 2011

No. Property owners cannot resort to the use of deadly force to defend their property. This general rule is based on the principle that no property is worth more than a human life, even if the human life happens to belong to an intruder. A property owner may only use reasonable force to prevent... Read more »

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