Virginia Uncategorized Questions & Answers

Q: How many hours per year of pro bono work are attorney's supposed to do?

2 Answers | Asked in Uncategorized for Virginia on
Answered on Apr 20, 2019
Paula Hough's answer
The Virginia State Bar Professional Guidelines Rule 6.1 states:

(a) A lawyer should render at least two percent per year of the lawyer’s professional time to pro bono publico legal services. Pro bono publico services include poverty law, civil rights law, public interest law, and volunteer activities designed to increase the availability of pro bono legal services.

Q: Can I get hired at a restaurant in Virginia with and expired drivers licence and a social security card?

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Virginia on
Answered on Dec 12, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
It's up to the restaurant manager.

Tim Akpinar

Q: I have a woman who was supposed to move in & there is no lease or any written agreement on anything.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Virginia on
Answered on Apr 1, 2018
Matthew Lane Kreitzer's answer
You should, under no circumstances, remove her property from the home until after going through proper eviction procedures. You should locate a landlord/tenant attorney in your local area to discuss what notices have to be given and what length of time you need to wait before eviction proceedings.

Q: test question this is just a test to see if the account is working?

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Virginia on
Answered on May 24, 2016
Gary D. Godman's answer
It's working as far as posting questions is concerned. Perhaps this response will send you a notification. Ask away!

Q: Am i facing jail time?

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Virginia on
Answered on May 23, 2016
Gary D. Godman's answer
You're right that 46.2-300 holds those potential sentences for a first offense. While it may be unlikely that someone with a good record won't receive any jail time, it is indeed up to the judge's discretion if you are found guilty. Sometimes a judge may reduce the charge to failing to have a license in possession if the driver has restored the license before the court date - I believe the fine for that is only $10. You may wish to consult with a traffic attorney familiar with the...

Q: Can I still get child support if I get social security for my son based on his fathers eligibility?

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Virginia on
Answered on Mar 23, 2016
Gary D. Godman's answer
He would get a credit for the amount that is paid for the child's benefit, but with other sources of income, the guideline child support might be higher than his credit for the child's derivative Social Security benefit. Consult with a family law attorney to help run potential guidelines, or contact the VA Division of Child Support Enforcement at 800-468-8894.

Q: filing citizenship

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Virginia on
Answered on Mar 20, 2016
Gary D. Godman's answer
You really need to 1) be fully honest when filling out Form N-400 and 2) consult with an immigration attorney to help make sure whether your specific conviction and the timing of it is going to bar you from naturalizing. Based on the description, it sounds like you're still eligible, but since we don't have all the facts here, it's impossible to say for sure. Best to consult with an attorney for your own peace of mind.

Q: What is the typical hourly rate for an attorney in Reston VA?

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Virginia on
Answered on Mar 12, 2016
Gary D. Godman's answer
It's going to depend on the type of case, expected duration of the case, and the particular expertise of the lawyer. Generally, in Northern Virginia, you're probably looking at $300 to $600 per hour, but it's impossible to nail it down for you. Call around! Search the web for attorneys in your area that work in the practice area you need, call the office, and ask for an estimate. It can be difficult for attorneys to give a good estimate based only on an initial phone call, but it could at...

Q: how does suit by allotment work

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Virginia on
Answered on Nov 8, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You need to give some basic facts here in order to get any sort of answer.

Q: My sister was killed by her son and her daughter was in there too. They were all having an argument can I sue?

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Virginia on
Answered on Oct 14, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
In order to sue for wrongful death, there basically must be someone with a lot of money to go after. Otherwise, there is no sense in getting a judgment against someone who is indigent.

Q: If two people's names are on a vehicle registration, can one party go to the other's home and take the vehicle legally?

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Virginia on
Answered on Sep 27, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You have not provided enough facts for a solid answer. It appears that you are asking whether something can be done which has actually already occurred. That is not the right question. The right question is what can be done at this stage, and the answer to that depends upon the facts. One important thing is who is on the title to the vehicle.

Q: Im 18 and my 15year old girlfriend is pregnant. She doesnt want her mom or the law to know Im the father.Can she hide it

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Virginia on
Answered on Aug 27, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Here is a link which will help you learn more about the law and what you are facing here. http://www.ageofconsent.us/state-laws/virginia-age-of-consent-laws/

You need to go see a private criminal defense attorney about this. Do not post anything on the internet and do not talk with anyone else about this at all. In this post you have incriminated yourself for a very serious crime. What, you didn't know this? Justia is a public forum and it is not confidential at all, a private attorney...

Q: How can I become a lawyer

2 Answers | Asked in Uncategorized for Virginia on
Answered on May 30, 2015
Adam Studnicki's answer
Not sure exactly what you're asking. Finish college, get good grades, take the LSAT and apply to law school. Good luck.

Q: I want to look up old case information under someone's name

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Virginia on
Answered on Apr 22, 2015
Susan Fremit's answer
I depends on the age of the case and the court level (General District or Circuit court. You can go to the courthouse where the person who was convicted and speak to a clerk. Or you can try the VA courts website.

Q: What kind of lawyer do I need to to fight a claim for damage to my home from major road construction?

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Virginia on
Answered on Apr 22, 2015
Susan Fremit's answer
You need a civil attorney. Take photos of all the damage. Click on "find a lawyer".

Q: We repaired a customers dryer on 3/11/2013. It's still in our shop. He will not return our calls. Can I sell it?

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Virginia on
Answered on Apr 22, 2015
Susan Fremit's answer
You should speak to an experienced civil attorney about this situation. Click on "find a lawyer".

Q: Do I need certification to sail overseas with 40 feet sailing boat

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Virginia on
Answered on Apr 22, 2015
Susan Fremit's answer
You might want to check with the US Coastguard regarding you question. If they can't answer it, they can probably direct you the appropriate person.

Q: If I close my case can I reopen it

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Virginia on
Answered on Apr 22, 2015
Susan Fremit's answer
Reopening a case depends on the type of case and is frequently done by means of a motion.

Q: how can you find out if someone is legally certified in VA to be a locksmith?

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Virginia on
Answered on Apr 18, 2015
Susan Fremit's answer
Check the Better Business Bureau. They can often tell you whether a complaint has been filed or direct you to the right contact.

Q: My neighbor was storing his motorcycle on my patio. Then he died. Can I charge his estate for storage?

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Virginia on
Answered on Apr 18, 2015
Susan Fremit's answer
It sounds like you may have an argument for abandonment. You need to speak to an estate attorney or a civil attorney since you are seeking compensation for storage. Click on "find a lawyer" for direct assistance.

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