Susan Fremit's answer Determine whether indeed there is police report. Nobody can enter your house and install bugs or videos without your permission or a legitimate search warrant. This sounds like a potential financial shakedown. I suggest you meet with an experienced criminal defense attorney and have him or her review all documentation/evidence you have regarding this potential invasion of your home. It may cost you for such consultation but it would be well worth you having peace of mind.
Susan Fremit's answer In VA, only one party to the video recording needs to know the recording is being conducted. Obviously the person doing the recording is well aware he/she is recording. If your wife was harassed, this recording could well help her when she files a complaint of harassment with the county magistrate's office.
Susan Fremit's answer This sounds like a financial shakedown. Speak one on one with a criminal defense attorney in your county to discuss all details of your alleged interaction with the girl and go with his/her suggested course of action. The interview may cost you a relatively minor amount, but that will likely be well worth your peace of mind and future defense.
Susan Fremit's answer Dui arrests are taken seriously by the courts. If you failed to appear for your arraignment, a bench warrant for you arrest may have been issued. Contact an experienced DUI attorney in the county where you were charged to look into this and to determine how you can hire this attorney. Dui convictions have lasting, longterm consequences.
Susan Fremit's answer My experience has been that rarely does a judge appoint a replacement public defender, even if the defendant has filed a malpractice claim against that lawyer. If you are that dissatisfied with your court appointed attorney, you might want to see if a privately retained attorney you can work with is willing to accept a payment plan.
Susan Fremit's answer Yes, you most definitely can be charged, but not necessarily convicted, of having a blood alcohol below .08. The offense is committed if you have a blood alcohol concentration .08 or greater while having control of a vehicle OR you were intoxicated, while while having such control. Many times, an experienced DUI attorney can obtain a good result if the BAC was below .08 and there were no real problems with the field sobriety tests, no slurring of words etc.
Susan Fremit's answer Once you called the police, you lost control of the case. You can tell the prosecutor that you don't want to proceed with the charge, but it will depend on the prosecutor and what you you told the police.
Susan Fremit's answer If a person was convicted of a felony outside of VA, the person will need to look at the law of that state to see if the conviction can be removed. If the felony was committed in VA and the the person was ultimately convicted, under current VA law, that felony can never be removed from the person's records.
Susan Fremit's answer If you believe you have a false positive, you must convince the judge at your violation hearing what caused mouth alcohol which was not caused by the consumption of alcohol or anything you are not supposed to use, like mouth wash. Generally, for a successful outcome, you will need an experienced DUI attorney and an expert, such as a toxicologist.
Susan Fremit's answer You are not clear on your question, but I suspect that your husband has recently been charged with a criminal offense? If yes, you need to hire a local experienced criminal defense attorney immediately. Click on"find a lawyer" on this website and make an appointment to meet with one. Most attorneys will give a free consultation.
Susan Fremit's answer As you have been advised, you cannot resolve your FL case in VA. Contact a FL attorney (go to find a lawyer on this website and click on FL, criminal lawyer) to find out how best to deal with this situation.
Susan Fremit's answer You can go to court and ask to be removed as a surety. Your son's bond would then be revoked, an arrest warrant issued and he will be held in jail until his trial or the entering of a guilty plea. To start the process go to the court clerk's office of the county where your son was charged.
Susan Fremit's answer You need to go to the General District court clerk's office in the county where you were arrested to pick up your license on the 8th day after your arrest or the next business day after that date.
Susan Fremit's answer Once the police or magistrate got involved, the situation is no longer in the control of the victim. It is now the prosecutor who the victim needs to convince to drop the charge. Generally speaking, prosecutors don't like to drop domestic assault charges, so to have any chance at obtaining this outcome, you need to hire a local experienced criminal defense attorney.
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