In Virginia the Commonwealth Attorney decides whether to drop the charges in court. That said, they will listen to your wishes as the "victim." Under the Va code and the Va constitution they have to seek your input before disposing of a case. You will get a chance to tell them you want...View More
It is possible for a federal court to consider a defendant's conduct while on bail or pretrial release when imposing a sentence for a separate offense. If your boyfriend has been charged with violating the conditions of his release and/or for his involvement in a hit and run, these charges...View More
My nephew has a felony record for possession from a few years ago and was wanting to come visit me, but I am a gun owner and dont know if he is allowed to come and stay for a few days? I don't want to give up my firearm but don't want to get him in trouble.
It is unlawful for a felon to be in possession of a firearm unless they have had their right to possess a firearm restored. Possession can be actual or constructive and is very fact specific. Actual is obvious, but constructive can be tricky. In court, the questions considered for constructive...View More
Virginia law criminalizes the possession of a sawed-off shotgun under Virginia Code Section 18.2-300. In Virginia, possession can be actual or constructive. You should consult with an attorney to discuss the facts of your particular case and any defenses you may have. Its not wise to post...View More
It sounds like you have already posted a bond and are scheduled for an arraignment. An arraignment is typically to determine if you have retained an attorney or need one to be appointed for you. You should not have a separate bond hearing unless the Commonwealth has filed a motion to revoke your...View More
My father and I got our green cards through my mother legally. If my mother commits a crime such as a larceny and gets deported, will my father and I lose our green cards as well since we got them through her? I'm not asking about an immigration crime , we got our green cards without any... View More
i was unable to pay 750 dollar tab. I was inebriated and spent a lot of money both on the debit and credit card. I also withdrew a lot from the ATM. Because of this Navy Federal placed an alert on my accounts. I was unable to pay. I attempted to pay with credit card, debit card, attempted to... View More
A class 1 misdemeanor carries a range of punishment of 0-12 months in jail and a fine of $0-2500 if you're found guilty. It does not seem like you had the intent to defraud so an attorney should be able to get this dismissed for you I would think.
I wanted to tell My story because it was such a bizarre day and I informed 7 eleven of the incident and they did nothing. The manager was never punished but he's aware there's a warrant out for assault and he's been avoiding the store or atheist he hasn't been caught. Is it... View More
As a general rule you cannot really completely insulate yourself from being sued. You do protect yourself a bit to the extent you are being completely truthful about what happened and couch your language in opinion or to the best of your recollection and avoid inflammatory labels... stick to the...View More
Or would giving them the code show that I’m aware of what’s in the safe and be used against me? Also should police even be asking me for the code since I’m already in jail and haven’t read me my rights?
While the police may ask for the code to the safe during a lawful search, you have the right to remain silent and consult with an attorney. It's crucial to seek legal counsel to make informed decisions that protect your rights and interests.
After being charged with multiple misdemeanor shoplifting charges and refusing to take a plea resulting in jail time The prosecutor which was also the district attorney proceeded to Nolle prosequi the case with possibility of direct indictment. How long is the statute of limitation for the DA to... View More
When it comes to disobeying regulation signs on a department-owned lake in Virginia, the specific penalties can vary depending on the nature of the offense and the regulations in place. Typically, failure to obey regulation signs can result in fines, citations, or other penalties.
I was not in attendance during the appeal as my lawyer told me that I wasn’t allowed to be and was notified by phone that the appeal was not honored. I’m sure where this information come from or why the police made such statements but they are completely false! I’m assuming they’re getting... View More
I am in nursing school and my teacher put her hands on me as 3 of my classmates witnessed. I immediately called my director and made her aware then my instructor told a completely false narrative in writing that I have shown to my witnesses who have confirmed it's false in every aspect but I... View More
Assuming it's a criminal case, then the case and your interests would be handled by the commonwealth attorneys office. Criminal cases are always the Commonwealth of Virginia v. The defendant (your professor) . You would be a witness, but not a party.
It was a plea agreement from DUI to "wet reckless" with one of the conditions being to take ASAP before getting my license back. I am unable to take ASAP for financial reasons, can't secure employment, and this is holding me back from life progression.
You will most likely have no success in doing that because it was plea between you and the Commonwealth which is basically a contract. Additionally, you are well beyond the time to appeal or reopen your case.
The Commonwealth of Virginia's data system in the criminal child support and social service system has and is continuously causing havoc chaos nightmare in a loop please help I have documentation that shows my proof
A Virginia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It looks like you're seeking an attorney. It could be difficult for attorneys on this site to contact you - the format here isn't set up like a referral service - it's basically limited to Q & A....View More
My PD claimed we are not to raise motion to suppress/strike/dismiss to challenge an unlawful arrest before trial, but let the jury decide during trial. I quoted §19.2-266.2. Defense objections to be raised before trial; hearing; bill of particulars, yet he still rejected and denied. If I am to... View More
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