Stafford, VA asked in Criminal Law for Virginia

Q: Ex admitted during testimony to throwing mail in the trash, a felony. What REALISTIC legal measures can we take now?

Son's ex had him in court today in Virginia for something stupid that was ultimately dismissed. During TESTIMONY she mentioned mail he hadn't know of that she "finally just started throwing it in the trash". A felony! Everyone (judge, attorney, etc.) ignored it to focus on the current case, but now that it is over...we want her arrested/fined, or in some way penalized. Is that ACTUALLY possible? 99.9% of info online focuses on how to deal with resolving mail tampering only because it's not usually something provable. But she testified VERBALLY to a judge that she did this spiteful thing, not realizing it was actually a felony. We want her held accountable. What are the real world possibilities? Thanks!

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Bryan J. Jones
Bryan J. Jones
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Charlottesville, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: Only the police can charge people with felonies so you would have to report it to the police and ask them to investigate.

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