I picked my friend up after she allegedly committed a crime. The police came to job and I gave them permission to search my apartment where they found said friend. I had no prior knowledge that this friend had just allegedly committed this crime. That was 9 months ago and now I have been subpoenaed... Read more »
You don't have to answer any questions but you also don't want to be charged with hiding your friend. However, it is not likely you will be asked any questions by the prosecution until the day of court for which you were subpoenaed.
My fiance pressed charges against my brother for assault and battery and I was there as a witness. I just wanted to know what happens now. I was in a state of shock that I don't fully remember what the administrative assistant said to me. Who determines to issue subpoenas and warrants? When does... Read more »
And came back he was angry and I was afraid so I ran and when I ran I cut my legs up like by wood branches how ever he never touched me or pushed but they did charge him with simple assault... what can I do to help him I dont want longterm damage to his life we do have a child in common and I love... Read more »
It's up to the prosecutor to move forward or not. If you are the only witness then they would need your testimony to convict. It's best for you to probably retain a lawyer for an hour to go over everything with you.
I just found out I had court this morning and missed it, it was an arraignment. I was given a summons to appear in court but I just recently moved houses so my paperwork was misplaced. I am already out on bond in another county. Considering today would have been my arraignment where I would’ve... Read more »
If you can't afford to retain a private attorney to represent you, you are going to need to turn yourself in. You might want to contact your attorney who is representing you in another county for suggestions on how best to proceed, since this new charge may cause that bond to be revoked.
You cannot get a Virginia misdemeanor conviction expunged in Virginia, no matter how much time has gone by. Whether you can sit for the Boards will be up to the nursing association. Why not ask if there are any reasons for being ineligible to sit the Boards? Worded that way, you can receive...Read more »
If my spouse pressed charges on me and I ended up getting a domestic violence assault and battery charge can she drop those charges against my in court if the incident happened in our home and not in public?
Unfortunately, whether such an alleged assault occurred in your home or in public makes no difference. Your attorney may want to speak to your wife if she does not want to testify against you during your trial. She can't just "drop the charge" because the Commonwealth Attorney now has control of...Read more »
I live in the State of Virginia. I believe that I am being harassed by a neighbor in a manner that I feel meets the definition of a private nuisance. I would like to file a court order to prevent this behavior. I know the origin of the disturbance but I am not sure if I know the individual's name.
You need to contact a Maryland attorney to see if a gun possession charge there can be expunged. You can only have Virginia charges expunged if you were found not guilty of that VA charge or if it was nolle prossed.
This girl has been messing with my daughter all year long and I've been telling her to avoid her at all cost. My daughter does not feel safe and I would like to press charges against this child and/or her mother. Can this be done?
If you go down to your local magistrate for assault, that is potentially possible but I would suggest taking other action before you do this. Perhaps you can get a protective order for your child against this child. As to the mother, you could potentially take out charges of contributing to the...Read more »
I currently have a capias for failure to appear in Lynchburg, Virginia. A year ago in Campbell County, Virginia I was charged with a failure to appear. I was issued a summons. Considering the factors,what are the chances I will be granted bond by the magistrate?
It will depend on what your reason for non-appearance is. If you have a documented reason and show it to the magistrate, you may well get bond. Otherwise you will likely be held for a bond hearing before a Judge.
Since February my boyfriend's ex has been creating new Facebook pages every time we block her & harassing us. We are in Virginia and she is in Louisiana. I was wondering if there's anything I can do about this legally being that she hasn't threatened us and is just more of a nuisance than anything.
Specifically tell her, in writing, to stop whatever action she is doing which you feel is harassment. You don't need to feel threatened, just harassed. If the behavior does not stop, after you have put in writing to her to stop, call the Federal Court Clerk's office in Richmond about the next...Read more »
The Commonwealth's Attorney's Office is not required by law to give you a copy of your case files, even if the case was dismissed. If you had an attorney, you should contact your attorney to request that he give you a copy of his file.
Officer stated that VA code requires someone to be arrested if the police are called for a domestic issue. My husband threatened to leave with our child. I pulled his shirt to stop him and also beeped his horn so a neighbor would assist. They called... Read more »
It is not unusual in family abuse cases for the complaining witness to decline prosecution, after thinking the matter over. Nevertheless, a criminal offense is considered an offense against the state, not between two private parties, and the state could compel a witness to testify against that...Read more »
As long as your spouse is not a convicted felon or convicted of a domestic assault, your conviction should not impact on spouse obtaining or maintaining such a permit. The big issue for you is: where would be spouse's gun be stored and would there be an argument that you have "access" to your...Read more »
I was arrested for a domestic violence assault charge. We were both highly intoxicated she kept changing her stories to police and had no injuries. I was arrested and taken to the magistrate and released on a summons. My question is will I go to jail or have to have a bond on my first court date?
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