Short answer, no. Once charges have been taken out, the only person who can dismiss the charges is the Judge. The Commonwealth attorney can ask for them to be dismissed, but only the Judge can dismiss them.
Depends on why you are out after curfew. If you are alone, without parental permission, and going home after a school event or work, then nothing will happen. However, if you are doing something you shouldn't be doing, you may get ticketed for being out past curfew and then whatever else you are...Read more »
A DWAI is considered a "traffic infraction" in NY and I wondering if it can be considered a first DUI offense in Virginia. I was just charged with a DUI in Virginia and the paperwork claims it's my second DUI within five years. If I was convicted of DWAI in NY, how could this be my second DUI... Read more »
In Virginia, the Courts county any similarly written statute from another state as a previous offense for DUI. So if NY's DWAI is written substantially similar to VA's DUI laws, then it would be considered your second offense. However, if there is enough difference, you or your lawyer could argue...Read more »
Virginia looks at it as the support is for the child, not the parent. If he acknowledges that he is the child's father, then, yes, he could be responsible for child support. That being said, there are guidelines that most judges follow when awarding child support that take into account how many...Read more »
If he meets the residency requirements for Georgia, he can file in Georgia. If you wish to be represented by an attorney, you would need to find a Georgia attorney, or find a Virginia attorney who is willing to partner with someone in Georgia.
my house was broken into by a former ex girlfriend i called the police on her they smell marijuana in the air they search and found a nickel bag of weed can i be charged if thats not what they were called for
If they found it, you can be charged with it. Possession of Marijuana is a Class 1 Misdemeanor, punishable for up to 1 year in jail and or a $2500 fine. Whether you will be convicted of it is another question. You should speak with an attorney about possible defenses if you are charged with a...Read more »
I am the victim, so I'm guessing they need my testimony as their only evidence. The pending charge is Abduction. I do not wish to appear. The officer on the scene requested the subpoena, he also told me that night that I would not have to testify. and now here I am with a subpoena to testify.
If you do not appear, you can be given a Capias for Failure to Appear and possibly go to jail for not appearing. It is best to appear than to not appear. You can try talking with the Commonwealth Attorney to see if they will need you to testify that day, but if you have been subpoenaed, you need...Read more »
If you went to the Magistrate, and a warrant was issued, then once your soon to be ex-husband and his mother are arrested on the charges, they will be given a court date, and you will hear from the Commonwealth Attorney about what the incident was. If you went to the police and filed a report,...Read more »
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