Timothy R Johnson's answer 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.
The same can be said even if it's all negative opinion based. If the interviewers all said, "[X] religion is just a bunch of idiots." That's not actionable since opinions are protected speech and it's not...
Steve Miyares' answer 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 until they are questioning the person. If the person makes statements to police without being given their Miranda warnings, then is is possible that those statements might be suppressed and could not...
Susan Fremit's answer Unfortunately, she could be charged with misleading an investigation. When her attorney tells her this, she is not likely going to want to risk being charge with a criminal offense "coming clean". Even if she did come clean, the Commonwealth may feel that she is being "pressured to change her story". It is worth her trying but you should be prepared to hire a local experienced criminal defense attorney to represent you. Also have your witnesses write and sign statements as soon as possible...
Steve Miyares' answer Your husband should consult and retain an attorney. If he can not afford an attorney and qualifies as indigent with the court, then when he appears for his arraignment he can request a court appointed attorney. Your question does not say exactly what he has been charged with, but there are a number of serious offenses he could potentially be charged with. His best protection is to consult with and retain an attorney as soon as possible.
Susan Fremit's answer Yes, an inmate should be told when his or her release date is. The Dept. of Corrections often is slow about this, due to a number of factors, not the least of which, is getting information from the state system. I have found that if I make a call to DOC on behalf of my client, things get moved along. The inmate should contact his or her attorney who represented him or her on the charges and ask that he or she contact DOC on his or her behalf.
Peter Munsing's answer I don't see the case, but in any event the coverage issues as to the criminal's car will require advice and the family should seek direct advice from a member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Assn.
Gary D. Godman's answer You'll have to call around to attorneys in and near the area to review your case and offer insight into the viability of any appeal. Use this website or do a general internet search. Good luck.
Gary D. Godman's answer An oral waiver of a jury should be sufficient to proceed with a bench trial (judge only). It would help to know more about what type of case your are discussing (civil or criminal). If the person asking has/had an attorney, and if the trial has not taken place yet, he/she needs to discuss it with that attorney.
Robert Jason De Groot's answer What is a public private partnership? Of course there are laws regulating what people can do, whether corporate of individual. Read the VA constitution to answer your own question, and then read all of the court decisions regarding this.
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.