I advise that you hire a lawyer to help with the misdemeanor charge. The lawyer can help get the case dismissed or reduced to a lesser offense called a traffic infraction. Reckless Driving is a Class 1 misdemeanor and you can lose your privilege to drive in Virginia, receive high fines and get...Read more »
The case was continued twice because the officer wouldn't be present, i saw online that a continuance for dec 12 had been placed, then I called the day before the case to verify with the clerk, in which she notified not to come since it was continued, but then i received a notice of fine with the... Read more »
Contact the clerk of court and request to file a Motion to Reopen the case. Explain to the judge at the hearing what happened, and show him your proof. The judge will more than likely vacate the judgment and set a new trial date at the officer's next court date.
No, driving in Virginia is a privilege, not a right. You must have a valid license to drive in this state. It is a misdemeanor offense to drive without a license, punishable by potential jail time and fines.
If you are charged with a crime in the General District Courts of Virginia and convicted, you have ten calendar days to post an appeal to the Circuit Court. This is a fresh appeal (de novo) and no weight is given to the decision in the lower court. In the Circuit Court, you may request a jury...Read more »
You need to contact local counsel in South Carolina for advice about violating the conditions of a permanent restraining order. It sounds like your question has no relation to Virginia. In my experience judges in this area will give active jail time for a violation of a restraining (protective)...Read more »
No, in Virginia the courts call that harmless error and do not dismiss the Summons. The Judge will correct the mistake and move forward with the case. You need an experienced criminal defense lawyer to review the case and analyze the facts to discover any technical defenses to the offense. It is...Read more »
If you were convicted of the crime or you had a deferral that involved a plea of guilty, you would unfortunately not be eligible for expungement of the arrest. You must get the charge dismissed, nolle prosequi or be acquitted at trial to be eligible for expungement in Virginia. The requirements...Read more »
No, it will be charged as a Class 1 misdemeanor. This is punishable by jail time of up to 12 months, a fine of up to $2,500.00, and/or suspension of your driver's license for up to six months. You need to consult with an experienced traffic defense attorney. They can help you possibly get the...Read more »
We were in a domestic abuse situation my husband hit me when we had a disagreement... my 13 year old daughter came out of her room to see her dad hitting me. She then hit him to get him off of me and he responded by hitting her with his fist twice once in the face the other in the chest area. Can... Read more »
The minor child may be charged with misdemeanor domestic assault. However, she may have a defense to the charge based on 'defense of others.' The prosecutor (Commonwealth Attorney) handling the case may elect to nolle prosequi or dismiss the case. Contact an experienced criminal defense attorney...Read more »
Your husband may be eligible for a deferral program for dismissal of the domestic violence charge on a first offense. Contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer in your area for a free consultation. They can help you prepare the case to obtain the best possible results based on your...Read more »
Check the state code section on the Summons. If the code section reads 46.2-862, it is charged as Reckless Driving, a misdemeanor. If it reads 46.2-870, it is charged as Speeding. You can call my office at 703-352-9044 for a free consultation if you have questions or need assistance.
A misdemeanor is a criminal offense punishable by fines and possible jail time. A conviction goes on your permanent criminal record as well as your driving record. It is advisable to hire an attorney for these types of charges. The attorney can help you get the charge dismissed or reduced to a...Read more »
Depending on the facts and your criminal records, your attorney may be able to negotiate a favorable agreement with the prosecutor (Commonwealth Attorney) handling the case. It is possible that a good lawyer may get the felony nolle prosequi and the misdemeanor assault deferred for dismissal as a...Read more »
It is a misdemeanor offense. You need to contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer for assistance. If you can get your license issued you may be able to get it dismissed for compliance. The curfew charge may be deferred for dismissal for completion of a driving program. Contact my office...Read more »
Contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer for a consultation. The charge may be dismissed or amended to a traffic infraction. It is charged as a Class 1 misdemeanor and, if convicted, you may receive a suspended license and possible jail time. I do not recommend going to court unprepared....Read more »
An experienced criminal defense attorney may be able to negotiate an informal deferral (called a general continuance with terms) for dismissal of the case. This would allow you to expunge the arrest. If you do the official deferral offered by the court, you are required to enter a plea and the...Read more »
There is a deferral option available for a first time offense. He may be able to get the charges dismissed with probation, anger management and counseling. I encourage you to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney for a free consultation.
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