It is absolutely legal for an Officer to ask you if you have any weapons on you.
If you have a CHP in Virginia, there is no affirmative obligation to inform an Officer that you are carrying a concealed weapon. You are obligated to provide your CHP & Photo ID if asked, though....Read more »
I was a new handicap homeowner in an association in Fairfax County VA. The association began discriminating against me when forced me to disclose that I was a handicap person and for a variety of unlawful reasons denied giving me parking permit so I could not park my car in the subdivision and... Read more »
No one ever comes back to me. It would be a Habeas Corpus for Ineffective Assistance of Counselling. I am searching for a lawyer who can do some Pro Bono work and some paid work, I am fine with this either. You need to be eager to fight and must have the willing to win. I want a release date, this... Read more »
You can file your own Habeas Corpus motion without counsel if you need to. Depending on where you received your sentence, I would look for a lawyer who works in that area in order to assist you with what you may need to have done to potentially help you with the habeas petition and anything else...Read more »
I have filed a Habeas petition in the 4th circuit on this issue. See Hommel v. Unknown, et al. I was civilly commited in virginia in 2007, but never was commited, as the order was stayed. Instead i was transfered to Federal custody in the northern district of ohio where i served approx. 10.9... Read more »
One has nothing to do with the other. Indictment by a Grand Jury results in a charging document. Miranda rights are required after a custodial arrest and questioning about the subject of the arrest. A police officer can make an arrest on an indictment and simply not ask any questions about the...Read more »
Recently I received an email from a paralegal asking if I’d recieved a check. A PDF was attached with a partition sale documents showing my final proceeds to be about 1.5% of my perceived value of the land that had been in my family for decades; after expenses. About 2 years ago my 2 sisters has... Read more »
It is unlikely that you can reverse the process at this late stage, and it will be useful to understand why you ignored the issue so long. But, in many circumstances, Virginia law in partition rulings is not final for two years after the final order. That might help, but you need to start...Read more »
The law about petitioning the court to do this is DIRECTLY against 2nd amendment and COSTLY to those not financial able. PLEASE HELP I do NOT want to BRAKE the law or get in trouble. The courts in HANOVER county are NOT exactly law abiding characters who uphold the law and don't care for the... Read more »
You lost your rights when you received a felony in the state of Virginia. Nothing is absolute. You have to go through the petition process after your civil rights are restored by the governor. If you have had those rights restored, you petition the circuit court of the county/city where you live....Read more »
I'm sorry for your friend's ordeal. Unless the possessions are very valuable, he is probably better off just getting stuff out for safekeeping as quickly as possible before further damage instead of losing time from work or school in court. Good luck
investigate certain entities and activities, and while it is fairly broad, it does have some restrictions. I am just a dumb electrical engineer trying to understand aspects of the constitution, but I am trying.
It's not one of the enumerated powers in Article One, Section 8 (i.e., collecting taxes, borrowing money, establishing post offices, maintaining a navy, etc.). It's inherent and implied in its powers to investigate matters.
A city or state has no duty to enforce federal law. The feds are free to send their own agents to enforce their own laws ... except they don't have enough and nobody wants to pay the huge tax increase that would be undoubtedly be required to hire a couple million more government workers...
I went to Circuit Court in front of the judge and they put it under advisement for 1 year under the conditions that I pay my court fines, do my year of probation, and 100 hours community service. I was told that if I completed that abd came back for review that the charge would be reduced to a... Read more »
You need to speak to your attorney regarding what you need to do to try to avoid a felony conviction, which will remain on your criminal record for life. Start your community service hours immediately. Speak to your attorney about the possibility of converting your court costs to community...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....Read more »
He asked if he could search because of marijuana smell, i said no you’re wrong there no smell i do not smoke it nor has it been smoked and he asked again tonsearch it i say no i have an appointment, then have to get my girlfriend from work. He asks again and i say to bring a drug sniffing dog so... 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... 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 »
I work for the federal govt and have to maintain a security clearance. My ex-girlfriend assaulted me and I didnt call the police. The people who were there that witnessed it did. I told the police what happened and declined to press charges. Obviously the commonwealth picked it up and in between... Read more »
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...Read more »
We were arguing and I was in the bathroom. I remained in contact with my friend and he asked if the police were needed and said no. He panicked because he hadn't heard from me. My husband also tried to get into the bathroom and while in the bedroom he shot his airsoft rifle. Sone of the... Read more »
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...Read more »
The department of Corrections is refusing to provide information on time served and information on good time served since the charges for the inmate ran consecutively with another charge which I believe has been completed
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...Read more »
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