Daniel P Leavitt's answer You cannot get reckless driving for driving 80 mph unless it was in a 60 mph zone. We practice regularly along the NC/VA border for interstate 95 and 85 and those are 70 mph zones.
Jail time depends on what court the case is in, and the speed cited if it is reckless by speed. However, you have not provided adequate details as 80 mph is not reckless unless it is in a 60 zone and the area you described would not normally be in that speed zone unless it was on highway 58 which has a 55...
Susan Fremit's answer Under federal law, sentencing guidelines are mandatory; under VA law, sentencing guidelines are discretionary, which means the Judge can sentence above or below those recommended guidelines. However, in most situations, the Judges will sentence within the top and bottom of the guidelines. In VA, the guidelines take into account the defendant's prior convictions (if any) anywhere in the USA as well as any juvenile record, especially if that record contains a break and entry conviction. Also...
Susan Fremit's answer Actually, the record check should indicate the case disposition. Why not do a background record check on yourself so that you can see what your potential employers are seeing? Any state police department should be able to do that for you. I am not sure what the cost would be but I am sure it is not a large amount.
Daniel P Leavitt's answer You should be able to access the file. The online system only goes back to 2000 or so. They should be archived somewhere in Henrico. Call the court and they should be able to help you.
Daniel P Leavitt's answer Not sure what you are getting at. You can go online and locate the information usually in the online court database. Records of convictions are kept a long time. I was able to locate a felony conviction from the 70's for a restoration of rights case.
Susan Fremit's answer A search warrant does not need to specifically describe a room in a house; simply the name of the suspected person, the suspected evidence expected to be found, the location including address and the basis for the warrant. Assuming the renters have a lock on each of the rooms he/she is renting and keep the room locked when the renter is absent, that should be a defense for an unlawful search if contraband is found.
Susan Fremit's answer I have moved your question to family law because that is the area of law you have a question about. Domestic violence and criminal law is for those charged with offenses in those areas and requiring answers related to such.
Daniel P Leavitt's answer It's hard to say on this fact pattern alone. There are certainly fact patterns that can result in both a charge and a conviction if it arises to that level. But it's certainly possible to get charged. Getting charged means there is probable cause which is not a high standard. Getting convicted in a criminal case is guilt beyond all reasonable doubt so it's a much higher legal standard.
Susan Fremit's answer If the defendant was charged with committing a class 6 felony, such a charge carries a sentence of one to five years in prison, but with no prior record, any jail time may be suspended. However, if the victim is willing to speak to the prosecutor (and the defendant's attorney), it may be possible get the charge amended to a misdemeanor with mandatory counseling etc. The defendant's attorney may suggest that he enrolls in an anger management program as soon as possible. But the defendant...
Susan Fremit's answer Tpu need to hire a local experienced criminal defence attorney to represent you on the harassment charge. That attorney will get discovery and find out what the allegations are. (You can also go to the General District court vletk’s office and adk for a copy of the criminal complaint.)
Defamation cases are hard to win in VA. Speak to a civil litigator about this course of action because it is not a criminal law matter.
Bryan J. Jones' answer I could be. If you encourage someone to commit a crime. There's a high profile case recently, although in a different state, where someone was convicted of a crime for encouraging someone to commit suicide.
Bryan J. Jones' answer It would probably be a good idea to have a lawyer because the reckless driving ticket would be a permanent criminal conviction. There's a chance a lawyer could help you get the ticket reduced to a simple traffic infraction.
Susan Fremit's answer The problem you are going to encounter is that there was no written contract. Thus it will be your word against that of the lawyer. However, you can contact the VA State Bar to obtain more information on how to best deal with this situation.
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