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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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Ann Thayer 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

Ann Thayer
Ann Thayer 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?
Ann Thayer
Ann Thayer 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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