It is very difficult to predict the outcome at this point. Your friend's prior criminal history, if any, will have a significant impact on the outcome. Whether anyone could have been injured is another issue. Your friend's attorney will be in the best position to figure out a likely outcome.
Husband charged with strangulation. I’ve spoken to state attorney to let them know I don’t want to proceed. But they’re refusing a bond and pushing for 4tears this is his first domestic charge. What should I do
Generally speaking, it is very difficult to get a chance of venue in VA. I tried, and lost, on the basis of incredible negative publicity AND postings on that jurisdiction's sheriff's website (so how could we get an untainted jury for trial?).
Don't post any more details on this public website. Proof of ownership is not really difficult in these situations. Wait to see if you are charged. Then hire an experienced local criminal defense attorney to fight the charge.
It will depend on the wording of the law whether it applies at the date of the offense or the date of conviction. You may already have a defense under the current law, so speak to you defense attorney.
I was charged with a domestic violence charge several years ago and plead guilty, took the required courses... did 2 years good behavior. The case was dismissed and I cant find a record of the case in the virginia system at all. I'm wondering if it is showing up in background checks for jobs... Read more »
Charges that involve juveniles or those like child endangerment & domestic assault are process in Juvenile & Domestic Relations court. Cases in that court are not posted on line. Yes, a domestic assault charge will likely show up on a criminal record check: that you were charge and it...Read more »
He was arrested July and was in jail until a week ago, he was then taken to prison to get his DOC number and finish his time. I've contacted Doc but never been given a release date. Could you give me an estimate on a release date? Also the jusde did grant him the 41 days he had pulled before... Read more »
Likely you will be offered a first offender program: complete anger management, alcohol treatment if alcohol involved and maybe community service for dismissal of charge. Such a route is never eligible for expungement but at least a conviction is avoided.
Or is it both? Also, after reading relevant Virginia Code, it's my understanding that in the State of Virginia it is only possible to be granted an expungement if found not guilty or charges are dismissed by the prosecution. Is that correct?
Yes, you are correct: only charges which have been nolle prosequi'd (withdrawn) or dismissed (and not via offender offender program) is a charge eligible for expungement. Even those charges which are eligible are not automatically expunged.
found out when i called to get proof I had taken course to take to DMV. When I took VASAP, had no permanent addy and was living with various friends - no car, and no phone. Found out later someone called my dad to say there was a finding (I was 25 at time)- and asked him to have me call them.... Read more »
Go online to the court where you were convicted to see if a capias was issued for your arrest: www.courts.state.va.us . See if it says "fugitive" by your name. If it does, nothing will go away until you deal with it. Contact your prior attorney to help you or hire a new one.
My boyfriend signed a lease on January 11 for a rental property starting on February 8th. The property is a condo with three other adult renters on the property. On January 27th he was convicted of a felony in North Carolina for Grand Larceny, this crime occurred over a year and a half ago and he... Read more »
3 DUIs 6 years ago. Judge in Albemarle won't reinstate me. Army/Iraq veteran! I already petitioned and did pretrial with VASAP. Judge said no but that I could reset the docket as she didn't even know I'd be there that day.
I am not certain what you are trying to say. Is the issue getting your driving privileges reinstated? If so, you should hire a local experienced criminal defense attorney to help you. The first step is to comply with ASAP's requirements regarding getting your privileges reinstated....Read more »
I opted to hire my own lawyer at arraignment. Shortly after I lost my job and couldn’t afford one. At arraignment I was given an advisement date to return if I didn’t have one. Will I be able to try for a court appointed at that time or will I be in trouble
I picked my friend up after she allegedly committed a crime. The police came to job and I gave them permission to search my apartment where they found said friend. I had no prior knowledge that this friend had just allegedly committed this crime. That was 9 months ago and now I have been subpoenaed... Read more »
You don't have to answer any questions but you also don't want to be charged with hiding your friend. However, it is not likely you will be asked any questions by the prosecution until the day of court for which you were subpoenaed.
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