I was arrested for felony eluding police in southern Virginia and denied a bail bond, though I attempted to get one many times. I had a clean criminal record and was a VA resident. I ultimately ended up being held in custody for 8 months and 1 week before my jury trial. I was never offered a plea... Read more »
A judge has authority to hold you in jail pending trial and to deny bond if he/she thinks you are a threat to society or a flight risk... Danger to community and flight risk govern whether a judge will grant or deny bond pending trial. Usually there are multiple judges involved on bond hearings...Read more »
I have a car that i bought in joint with my father, he agreed to pay half and so did I. This was not through a legal binding contract but through texts and speech. So in regards of me moving, he said i could keep my car as long as I pay him back the remaining money that I owe. Both our names are on... Read more »
No my license are being suspended on August 22nd and I haven't even been to court yet my court date is November 7th I haven't legal aid lawyer she will not even return my calls nothing I'm getting railroaded and I can't do nothing please help me at least give me a direction to file a motion to stop... Read more »
He threatens to tell lies on him of abuse and just pops up whenever he likes demand immediate access to the kids. I try and try to work with, but he so focused on hurting me. Is there any hope for full custody? Can my fiancé file for defamation of character?
He was a friend, and we borrowed from one another often. This particular night, I borrowed his moped for an aquantance to get home. He was supposed to return the following morning, and did not. Police were called. I returned the moped, but the aquantance had a bad record, and I believe violated... Read more »
If your other rights were previously restored by the governor, then you may petition the Circuit Court in your jurisdiction for restoration of your firearm rights. I have handled several of these cases since Governor McAulliff reatored rights to many convicted felons a few years ago. You should...Read more »
It comes down to the very specific information and portrayals depicted in the tv program, but 99.9% of the time: no. As long as the information presented is truthful, or at least based on a reasonable belief that it's truthful (ex: sources that appear reliable), any depiction is fair.
A person allegedly said I said some words to him after work he didn't say we got in a fight or I threaten him they fired me because he say she say my word and his word that's it and I think they were wrong
An employer can fire you for any reason at all in Virginia unless you have a contract or the reason behind firing you was based on unlawful discrimination (race; religion; gender; age; etc.). If an employer heard about you through another employee, regardless whether it was true or not, the...Read more »
I was arrested and detained on a warrant for a case that was already finalized I don’t blame the officers but I do blame the county for not removing the warrant am I able to seek legal action for their mistake
1. Unless you have facts that can establish that certain county officials intentionally maintained an arrest warrant against you, knowing there was no basis for doing so, they are going to be protected by sovereign immunity, as well as general principles of...Read more »
It depends on the reporter's relevance to the case. Virginia does not have a "shield law" (statute) that would permit journalists to claim a reporter's privilege from testifying as to information obtained from confidential sources; but the Supreme Court of Virginia recognizes the "reporter's...Read more »
First, it isn't a Fourth Amendment issue. That applies to the Government. I suppose you could try to file a criminal complaint for breaking and entering or a civil complaint for trespass, but I doubt you'd find a lawyer to help, because most of them would be laughing. Of course, your parents could...Read more »
I did not request any council; Essex County, VA chose to assign me a public defender and said I had to have one. I complied being foreign to the county and just wanting to get through the arraignment without any issues. I finished up with no issues or charges to remain on my record after completing... Read more »
I am going thru financial issues where I cannot afford my car payments anymore. I am upside down in my loan. To avoid repossession I unwisely allowed this couple to take over my payments in Dec 2017. They did not make the payment in Dec 27 2017 and now its Jan and when I contact them they give me... Read more »
I am in the weekender program serving 10 weekends (20 days) for a second DUI conviction. I was "misplaced" in the detox room when I was supposed to be in the suicide watch cell, though I am not suicidal, and have no history of mental illness, or poor mental health. I was left in the "detox" cell... Read more »
While most police officers will read a person their Miranda rights as soon as they are being arrested, this is not required. The Miranda warnings apply to situations where the person is in police custody and is being questioned by police. So the police are not required to give Miranda warnings...Read more »
we have consensually been together for 7 months and her parents found out. Her mother has threaten to call the police and file charges. If the relationship is consensual would those charges be filed and approved just for being bias? What is the most that could happen in this situation?
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