You need to speak with an attorney right away. You should not discuss this case or anything about it with anyone other than a lawyer. Do not talk to the police. An attorney will explain your next steps (i.e., arraignment, preliminary hearing, trial, etc.)
The numbers you gave do not correspond with any Virginia criminal code sections. Typically, they will start with "18.2-...". You may want to look at your summons or warrant to find out the specific coffee section.
Virginia Code § 18.2-59 defines Extortion in part as:
Any person who (i) threatens injury to the character, person, or property of another person [or] (ii) accuses him of any offense...and thereby extorts money, property, or pecuniary benefit...from him or any other person, is guilty of a...Read more »
By statute, the judge will be required to sentence you to 10 days of mandatory incarceration IF you are found guilty of DUI with that elevated blood alcohol content. You should contact an attorney right away (or ask for the Court to appoint you an attorney). There are many legal issues with DUI...Read more »
If asked, she should give a truthful answer. She should also state that she has not been found guilty of anything at this time. If she has an immigration attorney, she shouldn't consult that attorney right away.
From what you are describing, it sounds like you were convicted of driving while you are suspended/revoked (for either a DUI or a drug charge) under VA code 18.2-272. One of the penalties under that statute is that the DMV takes your license for an additional 12 months (on top of the original...Read more »
Criminal records should show case disposition. As a side note, depending on how old the case is, the records may still exist. I've seen many cases where records of convictions older than 10 years are still able to be obtained. You may want to contact the court to see if your case file still...Read more »
I took a case from juvenile and domestic relationscourt where i was convicted of assault to circuit court where it was taken under advisement,and would be dropped after a period of time.This happened in 1996 it's not showing up on the online database.Will the circuit court still have some... Read more »
Circuit Court cases should be available for you to review. Older cases won't be available online. You can visit the Circuit Court Clerk's office in the jurisdiction where your case was taken under advisement and request a copy of the case. It is likely in archives and may take a few...Read more »
The first time I asked I feel that the lawyer who replied is wrong, I read the section of the VA state laws about parole, and how they break it down determined by the # of years someone is locked up, and I feel strongly that VA prisoners are allowed parole. Please tell me who is correct here !
Virginia does not have parole, with the exception of Virginia Code § 53.1-40.01, which allows for “geriatric” parole of inmates not given the death penalty or life sentences. The statute states that “Any person serving a sentence imposed upon a conviction for a felony offense, other than a...Read more »
The Virginia State Bar Professional Guidelines (Rule 1.16) provide that upon termination of representation, a lawyer shall …[refund] any advance payment of fee that has not been earned…” If you had a Retainer or Fee Agreement with the attorney, it would likely have stated the hourly rate, or...Read more »
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