Roanoke, VA asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Virginia

Q: I have a felony eluding the police that has been going on in the courts since march 2018 and was put under advisement.

I went to Circuit Court in front of the judge and they put it under advisement for 1 year under the conditions that I pay my court fines, do my year of probation, and 100 hours community service. I was told that if I completed that abd came back for review that the charge would be reduced to a misdeamnor of reckless driving. Since I have been out I have been trying to get a stable job to pay off these fines and still be able to take care of myself and family. I havent had any more run ins with the law but havent been seeing my PO, paying on my fines, or doing my hours and have been told that there is a violation that's been out since April. So my question is will they pursue the case and try to convict me of this even though this is my first time being in trouble with the law or would they give me another chance or will this just be a violation of probation? how much time am I looking at and whats the statue of limitations on Felony eluding class 6 if I already been to court?

2 Lawyer Answers
Susan Fremit
Susan Fremit
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Spotsylvania , VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: You need to speak to your attorney regarding what you need to do to try to avoid a felony conviction, which will remain on your criminal record for life. Start your community service hours immediately. Speak to your attorney about the possibility of converting your court costs to community service hours.

Daniel P Leavitt
Daniel P Leavitt
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Midlothian, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: Most judges I know will convict you of the felony and give you jail time. I don't see any statute of limitations issues here. The sooner you address this the better.

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