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.
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 "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 »
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 change her...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 beads... 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 »
The department of forensic science has refused to follow the Court's order to send my 2nd blood vile to an independent lab claiming that because the blood was not drawn pursuant to implied consent, they dont have to. Consent was given at the hospital for the blood draw but the officer went and... Read more »
If an officer chooses to stop a pursuit due to a potential policy violation but the suspect then continues to flee and ultimately causes damage, injury or death to civilians is the officer or department liable?
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...Read more »
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.
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