Class 5 felony charge. Didnt mean to lie just wanted to purchase a handgun, didnt think my situation counted as involuntary commitment. This happened in 2012 and forgot about it. What is my outlook? Thank you.
Virginia resident here. I was charged with welfare fraud offense date (in 2013) In 2018. I was sentenced with a felony and 2 yrs supervised probation and to pay it back. I successfully completed my supervised probation (early release from it for good behavior) and paid all restitution. I have a... Read more »
It sounds like you have been convicted and sentenced more than 21 days ago. The court has no discretion at this point to reopen your case and change your sentence or reduce your charge. And technically, while some judges would do it at sentencing, a court cannot reduce a felony to a misdemeanor if...Read more »
If you have been subpoenaed then you must appear unless you have been excused by the attorney for the commonwealth or the court. Depending upon what you wrote in your letters, you may need counsel yourself.
One has nothing to do with the other. Indictment by a Grand Jury results in a charging document. Miranda rights are required after a custodial arrest and questioning about the subject of the arrest. A police officer can make an arrest on an indictment and simply not ask any questions about the...Read more »
Virginia Beach does permit a Nolle Prosequi/ dismissal with a first offense depending upon the circumstances of the case. There are factors that prohibit a dismissal and lead to a trial by a judge. Every case is different. When in doubt, hire a lawyer. The victim of the case is always permitted to...Read more »
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