There are often multiple hearings when a person is accused of a crime. The first hearing will likely simply be to determine what the individual is going to do about getting a lawyer. Eventually, and before there is an actual trial, he will be able to know what exactly he is accused of doing and who...View More
After being charged with multiple misdemeanor shoplifting charges and refusing to take a plea resulting in jail time The prosecutor which was also the district attorney proceeded to Nolle prosequi the case with possibility of direct indictment. How long is the statute of limitation for the DA to... View More
If she was granted the house in an emergency protective order it says her name. The family of household member is granted possession of the exclusion of the respondent however no such Grant of possession shall affect title To any real or personal pro Property. If she is out of the state ono... View More
You should have a lawyer look at the actual protective order to be certain. That much said, if it gives her sole possession of the house, then you would be prohibited from going there - even if she is at work, or on vacation, or for any reason.
I am in nursing school and my teacher put her hands on me as 3 of my classmates witnessed. I immediately called my director and made her aware then my instructor told a completely false narrative in writing that I have shown to my witnesses who have confirmed it's false in every aspect but I... View More
Assuming it's a criminal case, then the case and your interests would be handled by the commonwealth attorneys office. Criminal cases are always the Commonwealth of Virginia v. The defendant (your professor) . You would be a witness, but not a party.
I received ticket for speeding and it is over 20 MPH. Officer told me that he marked it as a speeding not as a reckless driving. But still if you get ticket with over 20MPH it is going to be 6 points. I checked my driving record and it shows +3point. I don't understand how it shows +3 if I... View More
The ticket will not impact your record until after court.
When you initially get a license you have a 0 point balance. You get positive points for every year you have a license. Your +3 could be because you haven't had a license long enough to get 5 positive points.
I was able to get my license reinstated as early as possible as I completed everything the courts required well before I was able to get my license reinstated. I thought it only stayed on my driving record for 7 years but everything I see now says it's 11 years. This case was in Chesapeake, VA... View More
A DWI in Virginia stays on your driving record for 11 years. Unfortunately as the law is currently it stays on your criminal record forever. There are efforts in the legislature to reform the current system but as it is now it cannot be removed from a criminal record.
Yes, court dates can be adjusted to allow time for you to save up to afford a lawyer. Depending on the county, jail time or suspended jail time may be a possibility. If that's the case then the court would have to appoint a lawyer to handle your case for little or no cost to you. Regardless,...View More
Nolle prosequi is a motion by the prosecutor indicating that the government is not going forward with a charge. It has the same impact as a dismissal. It is typically a dismissal without prejudice, so at least theoretically, the government may be able to reinstate the charges at a later date.
No, petit larceny as a third offense is a class 6 Felony. There is no mandatory jail time. However, that doesn't mean that a punishment involving jail time isn't possible, or even likely, it simple means it isn't required. If you are found guilty a judge can give 0 days in jail up to...View More
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