Wilfred Yeargan's answer No, if you have been convicted you are not eligible for expungement of the arrest. You also cannot remove the conviction with community service. A criminal conviction in Virginia is permanent. The only relief you may get is a pardon from the Governor if you file a petition.
Wilfred Yeargan's answer Edward, you need a criminal lawyer experienced in the state where the offense allegedly occurred. Do not discuss the facts of the case online or with anyone who is not a lawyer. My advice is to seek a consultation in person with a criminal lawyer.
Wilfred Yeargan's answer You will need to get a certified copy of the Warrant of Arrest and disposition. If it is no longer available, you will need to get a letter from the court certifying that the records were destroyed. You can then file a petition in the Circuit Court of that county for expungement. As part of the process, you will need to be fingerprinted locally and have the prints mailed to the State Police in Richmond. The petition will need to be served on the Commonwealth Attorney. You can request a...
Wilfred Yeargan's answer No, the court will treat the mistake as harmless error. The clerk of court may contact you by mail to confirm the court date. You should also call them or check the court case information system to confirm your date to appear.
Wilfred Yeargan's answer Reckless Driving is a misdemeanor criminal charge and you may be facing jail time, high fines and loss of license. Contact an experienced traffic lawyer near you for a free consultation. They may be able to get the case dismissed or reduced to a traffic infraction. My office handles cases in Front Royal if you need advice. The number is 703-352-9044.
Wilfred Yeargan's answer No, unfortunately in the General District Courts of Virginia you only have ten calendar days to post an appeal or up to 60 days to file a Motion for Reconsideration. The GDC courts generally destroy paper records after ten years. In my opinion, she has very little recourse after 13 years. She should contact the court to pay the fine and court costs and then reinstate her privilege to drive with the Virginia DMV (her right to drive here will more than likely be suspended for non-payment of...
Wilfred Yeargan's answer You may be able to get the charge reduced to a non moving violation with no points, or deferred for dismissal with completion of a driver improvement course. Contact my office for a free consultation and I will advise what needs to be done. The office number is 703-352-9044.
Wilfred Yeargan's answer The calibration can still be used as mitigating evidence of the speed to possibly get the case deferred for dismissal or reduced to a traffic infraction with minimal points and fine. Depends on the county where you are charged. Contact an experienced traffic lawyer to get a free consultation. You have a good chance of avoiding a misdemeanor conviction on the Reckless Driving.
Wilfred Yeargan's answer Sometimes the ticket is given to the clerk right before the court date. You should consult with a lawyer who can help you get the charge possibly dismissed or reduced to a traffic infraction. It is charged as a Class 1 misdemeanor and you may face jail time, high fines, and loss of license. Not to mention a permanent criminal conviction on your record. Call my office if you want a free consultation at 703-352-9044.
Wilfred Yeargan's answer No, the officer is not required to read you Miranda rights in this case. Miranda obligations are triggered when the person stopped is in a custodial interrogation situation, i.e, in handcuffs and asked direct questions about suspected criminal conduct. Most of the time the officer never reads Miranda rights at a traffic stop.
The Reckless Driving charge is a serious misdemeanor offense in Virginia and you should consult with a good traffic defense lawyer about your case. My law...
Wilfred Yeargan's answer It is charged as a Class 1 misdemeanor in Virginia. I recommend hiring a lawyer to help you in court. The lawyer may be able to get the charge dismissed or reduced to a traffic infraction. You may consider getting a speedometer calibration of your vehicle and a copy of your driving record prior to the court date. Contact my office if you have any questions, 703-352-9044.
Wilfred Yeargan's answer Yes, a good traffic lawyer may be able to get the case deferred for dismissal with completion of a driver improvement course. Or possibly reduced to a non-moving violation like Defective Equipment that carries no points. This would save you six demerit points on your driving record and insurance rate hikes. Contact my office at 703-352-9044 for assistance and a free consultation.
You need to be aware that at that speed, the offense may be charged as Reckless Driving and not just...
Wilfred Yeargan's answer If the Protective Order civil case was heard in General District Court, she can appeal within ten (10) calendar days. The appeal is heard in the Circuit Court of the county where the first case was filed. Contact an experienced defense lawyer in your area for a full consultation.
Wilfred Yeargan's answer Those are misdemeanor criminal charges. On a first offense in juvenile traffic court, I usually request that the judge defer the case for six months for dismissal with completion of a driver improvement course and good behavior. Contact an experienced juvenile traffic lawyer for advice. My office offer free consultations at 703-352-9044.
Wilfred Yeargan's answer You are charged with a Speeding offense that is a four point demerit conviction. There are ways to get the charge reduced or possibly dismissed. Contact my office at 703-352-9044 for a free consultation and information about the offense.
Wilfred Yeargan's answer You may be able to get charges dismissed. Contact an experienced traffic lawyer for advice about the case. The lawyer can appear in court and argue that the facts are insufficient to sustain a conviction under the statute.
Wilfred Yeargan's answer Yes, it is very possible if the boy was badly injured. The 17 year old could be charged with Malicious Wounding or some other violent felony as a juvenile on a Petition with the local Juvenile and Domestic Relations General District Court. Contact an experienced criminal defense attorney for advice and do not speak to the police or any other entity without counsel present.
Wilfred Yeargan's answer Reckless Driving is charged as a Class 1 misdemeanor. It goes on a permanent criminal record. You need to get it dismissed or reduced to a traffic infraction. Consider getting a speedometer calibration of your car. You will need a copy of your driving record. Contact my office and I will give you a free consultation about the case. (703-352-9044)
Wilfred Yeargan's answer Yes, hire a lawyer to go to court and get it dismissed or reduced to a traffic infraction. You have a great record, and it is unlikely you will lose your license or go to jail. But your objective should be to get the misdemeanor taken care of, so you do not have a permanent criminal conviction.
Consider getting a speedometer calibration before court. Take a driver improvement course. And call an experienced lawyer well before your court date. If you need free advice, you can call...
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