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0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Virginia on
Q: Once sentenced, can one be charged for testifying another drug bag found at scene was theirs, not someone else's?

Two bags of drugs were found at man # 1's home during a raid. He has been sentenced (plead guilty to possession) but his employee (man #2) who was simply there during the raid is now being charged with 2nd bag. Bag 1 was In man #1's pocket, bag 2 was In a jacket hanging in garage. If man... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Virginia on
Q: Once sentenced (plead guilty to poss) can someone be charged for later admitting other drugs at scene were theirs?

Plead guilty to one possession charge, two bags were found on that persons property and second charge was given to employee. If he testified at employees trial after he's already sentenced that second bag was his, can he be charged again?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Virginia on
Q: If a minor child turns 18 at 8 months into the year-long separation period, can we file for divorce right then?

Assume asset/property division has been agreed upon. Just waiting for the year to be up.

James H. Wilson Jr.
James H. Wilson Jr. answered on Jan 18, 2022

The separation period for a no fault divorce in Virginia is 1 year. If the parties have no minor children born or adopted of the marriage, and have signed a written separation agreement, the required separation period is only 6 months. The intention to separate permanently must exist continuously... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Uncategorized for Virginia on
Q: My heat has not been working for 49 hours. The land lord was notified asap. What can I do

Last week, They new the heat did not work when it was below freezing outside. 49 hours and no one has come to fix it. It is 64 degrees because I used someone space heater. I’ve called and been rudely told that service knows and will come when they can

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Virginia on
Q: What happens when the state obtained the wrong criminal background check? Like not the defendants name who was charged??

In my husband's discovery it states under the list of exhibits (I am thinking that is the evidence) it does not state my husband's name, but another person's first name but they have the same last name. Can the case be thrown out on those grounds alone? This case has been crazy from... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Landlord - Tenant, Libel & Slander and Sexual Harassment for Virginia on
Q: A man bought me a car. Now he's reported it stolen.

He was my landlord. I thought he was trying to help me out during a difficult time. When I wouldn't get involved with him romantically he kicked me out of the house and has now reported the car stolen. He has also started saying terrible things about me. What can I do?

0 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Virginia on
Q: Did UCMJ change in 2019 to permit dating while legally separated if divorce date set?

Or is this still adultery under UCMJ?

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts for Virginia on
Q: CONTRACT LAW: super dumb question- Can an agreement "perform"?

Basically I'm modifying a lease to act as a Master Lease using a "Spirit of the Agreement" addendum and I've got the following wording: "1. Lessor shall be leasing PROPERTY to Lessee so that the Lessee may sublet to other tenants. 2. The Lessor and the Lessee JOINTLY... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Constitutional Law and Traffic Tickets for Virginia on
Q: License were suspended for no I durance within three months in VA. Do I have constitutional rights to commerce without i

"the citizens of each State shall be entitled to all the privileges and immunities of citizens in the several States,"

0 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Virginia on
Q: Why can't I find a lawyer to help me

I was delivering for uber eats and I was picking up an order for a customer at O'Charleys and I fell. I tore My MCL, ACL, MENISCUS. and my leg is fractured.

0 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Virginia on
Q: Can someone who has no rights or custody of a child keep the child from the parent that has sole custody and all rights?

My fiance's soon to be ex-wife has no rights or custody to his 4 year old daughter. However she has been controlling any time he sees or speaks to his daughter. He has sole custody and all rights to his daughter. We are just wondering what our options are.

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights for Virginia on
Q: i believe my rights are being violated per virginia code section 19.2-60.1. how do i proceed?

Virginia resident that is constantly surveyed by law enforcement with aerial drones.and local law enforcement denys any participation. these drones are definitely law enforcement owned or government owned as they fly 24/7 at altitudes not authorized to normal civilians and follow my vehicle... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Virginia on
Q: Can a landlord discuss a commercial tenants information?

This is to include anyone such as the commercial tenants customers, friends of landlord, etc? Such information to include details of eviction, money owed to landlord or information that could potentially cause tenant to lose work.

F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof answered on Jan 14, 2022

Privacy information of anyone is generally covered by the privacy laws. Public information, such as an eviction, is generally available to everyone so it probably is not covered by the privacy laws.

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for Virginia on
Q: I haven’t been paid for unused leave after resigning from my job.

On my last day of employment, my employer gave me a worksheet which showed the amount I would be paid for unused leave. It wasn’t on my final paycheck, and it wasn’t paid on the next scheduled pay date. The company had been affected by a ransomware attack on their timekeeping system, which was... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Federal Crimes for Virginia on
Q: Can a USPS courier sign for my package without permission?

I had a package delivered that needed a signature. It was an expensive item and obviously the sender wanted to be sure I got it safely. I was at home waiting for the package to be delivered and about 9:30, my wife text me freaking out asking if I had received it. I said no. She said it showed it... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Uncategorized for Virginia on
Q: I bought a car from a person who’s spouse is giving her a hard time about giving over possession. What next?

The title/insurance/registration was all in her name and signed over to me.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Virginia on
Q: Can my s corp/llc be sued bc a former biz partner owes money from previous business? My business is named in the suit

I started an s corp with 2 other equal partners in Feb 2020. Myself and another partner bought the 3rd partners shares in March of 2021. The partner that was bought out was just sued by a vendor of his that he dealt with in his previous business. The person is alleging that my former business... Read more »

Steven Krieger
Steven Krieger answered on Jan 12, 2022

Possibly. It sounds like the plaintiff is trying to allege some type of tortious business interference and conspiracy with your new business and your former business partner. This scenario where a person closes down a business to avoid debts and then opens a new business does occur. While your... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Legal Malpractice and Medical Malpractice for Virginia on
Q: Do we have a medical malpractice case in Virginia ?

My wife had surgery to remove all of her gallbladder in 2014. Couple days after the surgery she went back to the ER complaining of severe pain and was told everything was fine by the same surgeon. 2 weeks ago my wife had severe pain in her side and back so she went to the ER and was told she has... Read more »

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