My spouse was involuntarily committed for mental health several years ago. He is planning to petition for restoration of his right. If he is denied, can I legally purchase a gun as long as I keep it in a biometric safe that he cannot access? Do I have any alternatives so that my right is not... View More
Your rights are not infringed by the statutes governing your spouse. That being said, you ought to take reasonable precautions to secure any firearms so that your possession of them is exclusive and is not a de facto possession by your spouse. It sounds like you are on the right track, both in...View More
I was arrested in a traffic stop my property was seized I went to trial was found innocent in my trial but never received any of my property back I have tried and tried to get a hold of the detective and so is my attorney with no result for I am out $800
I would recommend that you or (ideally) your lawyer reach out to the prosecutor who handled the case to inform them of your property issue. The prosecutor will be in a good position to contact the detective directly. In the alternative, try reaching out to the law enforcement agency itself. If the...View More
I understand that in Virginia, a person must be 21yo to obtain a Concealed Carry Permit. However, if someone over 21yo with a VA Concealed Carry Permit gifts a pistol to their wife/girlfriend who is 18-21yo, can the wife legally conceal carry that pistol at her place of business if the property... View More
In Virginia, the law regarding concealed carry is clear that individuals must be at least 21 years old to obtain a Concealed Carry Permit. Without such a permit, a person aged 18-20 cannot legally carry a concealed handgun in public places or at their place of employment, even if it's private...View More
There is nothing in the handbook that talks about reward points and it seems the employer didn’t even know about them. The employer is talking about pressing charges. What grounds do they have in regards to filing charges?
I was charged with felony B&E,and sexual assault. the sexual assault charge was dropped, but the d.a. still used it , and a witness who had previously perjured the court ,gave false and inconsistent statements to police , and the d.a. did nothing about it. I am deeply saddened, not only for my... View More
In Virginia, to obtain the original case number for a federal criminal case, contact the Clerk of Court's office for the relevant federal district where the case was filed. Provide any available case details and be prepared to pay any associated fees if required. In some cases, you may need to...View More
If you're facing challenges with a civil case in Virginia and are considering moving it to federal court, it's essential to determine whether your case qualifies for federal jurisdiction. To do this, you'll need to file a removal petition, outlining the reasons for the transfer and...View More
Or would giving them the code show that I’m aware of what’s in the safe and be used against me? Also should police even be asking me for the code since I’m already in jail and haven’t read me my rights?
While the police may ask for the code to the safe during a lawful search, you have the right to remain silent and consult with an attorney. It's crucial to seek legal counsel to make informed decisions that protect your rights and interests.
I was a passenger in a car that was pulled for theft but not reported stolen, owner was reported missing by his father, can the police legally search and/or detain thepassengers or occupants of vehicle and charge the passengers or honestly, could be said to be abducted occupants who were forcefully... View More
In general, if the police have probable cause to believe there is evidence of a crime in a vehicle, they can search the vehicle without a warrant. This can include searching areas accessible to passengers. However, simply being a passenger in a vehicle doesn't automatically give police the...View More
After being charged with multiple misdemeanor shoplifting charges and refusing to take a plea resulting in jail time The prosecutor which was also the district attorney proceeded to Nolle prosequi the case with possibility of direct indictment. How long is the statute of limitation for the DA to... View More
n many jurisdictions, clerks of the court and court personnel are responsible for handling sensitive information and maintaining the confidentiality of individuals involved in legal proceedings, including victims of crimes. If a clerk of the court were to release a victim's residential address...View More
Standard (commonly referred to as "model") jury instructions are typically used in criminal jury trials in Virginia. In my experience, the model jury instruction covering inconsistent prior statements of a witness will advise the jury that the purpose of any prior statement of the witness...View More
Do to my crippling anxiety, I’m scared to leave my house. I bought a gun so I would feel safe. My mom doesn’t allow guns in the house so I keep it in my car. I drove to Virginia. While there my car broke. My boyfriend was helping me get it fixed. I had the gun on the seat because I don’t have... View More
Although your boyfriend does not have to be the owner of the vehicle or of the firearm in order to be charged and possibly convicted of the offense, your explanation does present a possible defense or at least mitigation of the offense. Your explanation, copies of records (if available) of your...View More
The situation you have described is not uncommon. The cooperation of the alleged victim in a domestic violence case isn't always necessary; not "wanting legal action" does not prevent the prosecutor from calling the alleged victim as a witness at trial. In some cases where no helpful...View More
While I can offer legal perspectives based on U.S. law, I cannot guarantee how Mexican authorities will treat your entry given your misdemeanor convictions. Being transparent and following Mexico's entry requirements will be crucial. If you encounter issues, it would be best to consult the...View More
Mexico generally allows U.S. tourists to enter without a criminal background check for short visits, but it is within the discretion of the border agents to allow or disallow entry. To minimize issues, make sure you have all required documentation in order, including a valid U.S. passport. If you...View More
There is a very slight possibility that you could use this to get the case dismissed. However, it is likely still possible for the prosecutor to bring the original forensic scientist into court to clear up that issue. It will depend on if the judge considers it a curable error (most errors are...View More
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