Ok I have a restricted license and asap made me pay them 400 just for a referral to this outpatient treatment. Well I was told twice a week I must attend. The intake lady did my intake and she filled in the answers over video chat. I asked her can I do the one hr class and do 4 weeks. Well she... View More
Unfortunately, ASAP has the control here. You are in the position of being at their mercy. Though the program should potentially be tailored to more individual needs as they say they are doing, most people are treated very similar and have to go through the same amount of time for their courses....View More
It depends on if the court required you to or if DMV requires you to. The court can tell you that its not required but the DMV is a separate entity and can make you take ASAP related to their requirements. If neither has ordered you to, then you are free to go.
Advice is to not give into the blackmail. I would gather information about the money they are asking for and for what reason via text or email. If they don't want to provide it, then say you're no longer entertaining any messages. If the do provide it, stop responding at that point....View More
It sounds as if the officer was trying to cut you a break instead of writing you for speeding. It depends on the code section he/she used. No one here can tell you what's in your best interest without knowing more about you such as your driving record but even then it would ultimately be...View More
There are several issues here and yes you should at least talk to a lawyer about your options. If you told the police this happened and it actually happened, "recanting" is actually telling a lie which you could violate being under oath. If it didn't actually happen, then there is...View More
This person is on the run, they knew they had the warrant and when chased by police in their vehicle managed to get away long enough to jump out and escape on foot. I'm also curious if I am obligated to inform police of their location if we do choose to hang out somewhere, as I am pretty... View More
You are not obligated to turn the person in but the more you affiliate with the person knowing about their crime and if you help them in any way, money/a ride, you could be seen as to be an accessory after the fact or obstructing justice which is helping to continue their evading the police. As a...View More
Was stated a laser caught me going 58 in a 25. However, he put I was driving a Chevy and I was driving a dodge. The color , year, and plate is accurate. Will this get thrown out, due to incorrect information?
The information can be amended when you get to court if something is incorrect so you will probably still need to go forward with the ticket. You can get a lawyer to help with the Reckless Driving because its in a city and judges tend to think that's worse.
Distribution of any controlled substance in Virginia is a serious crime. 18.2-248 is the code section governs distribution of controlled substances and the penalty attached is typically five years to forty years. There may be several defenses to this type of charge but you need to speak to a...View More
You can definitely be subpoena by the officer or the Commonwealth Attorney's Office. If the subpoena actually comes, there isn't a way to get out of it as its a court order. If it comes from the prosecutor's office, you can actually contact them and tell them your position about...View More
I just got an EPO against him for stalking and harassing me. I have the screenshots of the recent event that caused me to get the EPO, and still have evidence from when he attacked me with screenshots of him admitting to hitting me, pictures of bruises, and verbally abusing me,
unfortunately, it depends would be the lawyer answer here. It depends on how extensive the physical abuse was - if it involved strangulation (choking) you, that's a felony and could be punishable at any point. There will be an issue obviously with your recanted statement but you could still...View More
I don't know that anyone here could answer this concretely for you. Government background searches are the most in depth. If you weren't convicted, it more than likely won't show as a ticket (summons) is not considered an arrest. Prior arrests do show on background check but these...View More
I would send a letter to the court showing you actually went to get tested. While noone on this forum can tell you that you will automatically be excused, courts are being lenient if you are making a good faith efforts to show you had actual contact and are actually quarantining. I would speak to...View More
No one on this forum can answer your question without more information about you and your charge. However, a public forum isn't the best place to engage in this conversation. You need to seek out information from a lawyer in the jurisdiction (area) that you got the charges in. They will...View More
They did not take me to jail, I was told to go to my arraignment the following morning, which I did. My question is: 1) do I plead guilty or not guilty and 2) is there anyway to keep this off my record, if not is there a way to take it... View More
You need to consult a lawyer who practices in the area of Tennessee where you were caught - that person will be the best person to advise you on what to plead and how to work on the situation with the local courts. I would advise speaking to an attorney if you want to keep the charge off your...View More
The police came out at 5:00pm (the incident happened the night before and I decided to not call the police.) Initially I said that I didn’t want to talk about what happened with them then the police said the person made accusations that I placed my hands on them and I needed to tell my side. I... View More
This is highly unlikely. If the police responded and no one was arrested, it is unlikely a report will make it's way to the Commonwealth Attorney's office. Charges have to start in the system via going through the magistrate or a report to the Commonwealth Attorney's office to...View More
In July of this year i was driving 20mph over the speed limit, unfortunately i did not realize how fast i was driving before it was too late. I was pulled over and as calmly and politely as possible did what the officer asked. All while having a panic attack. This was my first ever offense while... View More
Yes - Reckless Driving is a class one misdemeanor in VA for going over twenty miles above the posted speed. It carries a penalty of up to twelve months in jail and up to a $2500 fine. Depending on how fast, where you were driving, and road conditions, it could end up in jail time but nowhere near...View More
Unfortunately, the answer is "it depends." There may be ways for the case to be proven without their testimony if the police were involved. They may not assert their fifth amendment privilege correctly and the court may compel them to answer the question or face contempt. It sounds like...View More
I was also told I'd have to have a breathalyzer installed in my vehicle for at least 6 months. Last year or so I asked for a transcript of my charges to ask the D.M.V. what I need to to start getting my licenses reinstated. Since the breathalyzer wasn't present on my transcript would I... View More
I agree with my colleague's answer that it depends. However, for most convictions the ignition interlock is a requirement of ASAP because its a requirement of your conviction. You should check your court paperwork. If its there, ASAP may requirement it even though a lengthy time has passed....View More
We had court on Jun 24 2020 and we were turned away because we didn’t meet the criteria to enter the building due to Covid. The deputy told me to call the clerk and and it was to late to even call because the judge declared my dog dangerous. I need a lawyer my dog hasn’t hurt a fly? The dog is... View More
Unfortunately unless you already noted your appeal, your options are going to be severely limited. I would get an attorney ASAP who can advise you if you can have a motion to rehear on the case, if you haven't appealed. Someone locally should be able to better advise you of a potential...View More
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