Daniel P Leavitt's answer It is hard to give a definitive answer. The general rule is you have a right to confront your accusers. However, there are exceptions to this rule. The rules of evidence where the case is brought will govern. It can depend on the type of case it is, and the nature of the facts surrounding the statement. In some cases, the statement comes in and in some cases the statement will not come in.
Susan Fremit's answer If a person was convicted of a felony outside of VA, the person will need to look at the law of that state to see if the conviction can be removed. If the felony was committed in VA and the the person was ultimately convicted, under current VA law, that felony can never be removed from the person's records.
Peter N. Munsing's answer You can sue her for the extras on the grounds of detrimental reliance. But you'd have to sue her there, go down to court there. May just be as you were set on getting two pups to look around and get one you like for starters and leave that issue be.
Susan Fremit's answer It depends. If a condition of your probation for a sexual assault conviction is to comply with everything your probation officer requests and she/he requests that you take a lie detector test and you refuse, it could be a problem. In that case, you need to speak to the attorney who represented you on the conviction.
If you have not been convicted of such an offense, a lie detector test, which is inherently inaccurate, cannot, in usual circumstances, be forced upon you. However, it...
Susan Fremit's answer Jail is very unlikely. However, if the reckless driving charge (a criminal misdemeanor) is not reduced to a traffic infraction, it could cost you major dollars in an insurance increase for the next 3 to 5 years. You should also check with the NC DMV to learn what they will may do if you are so convicted.
Bryan J. Jones' answer If you don't want to press charges, you can contact the credit card company and ask them to cancel the card and any transactions your mother ran on the card. You may be able to file a civil lawsuit against her, but you'd almost certainly have to pay an attorney a significant retainer and you're not going to get any money from your mother if she doesn't have any in the first place. I don't recommend filing a lawsuit against your mother.
Susan Fremit's answer It will depend on whether the alleged offenses can be proven and if yes, how many the commonwealth will proceed on. Sentencing guidelines may be increased by any prior record you have.
Wilfred Yeargan's answer Yes, it is very possible if the boy was badly injured. The 17 year old could be charged with Malicious Wounding or some other violent felony as a juvenile on a Petition with the local Juvenile and Domestic Relations General District Court. Contact an experienced criminal defense attorney for advice and do not speak to the police or any other entity without counsel present.
Bryan J. Jones' answer It depends. You'll need to speak with a post-conviction attorney about what your options are. Depending on how far along the process you are, you may be able to get the Commonwealth to drop the charges or you could withdraw your guilty plea. It all depends on whether you've already been sentenced and how long its been since you were sentenced.
Susan Fremit's answer Although you might think this is a criminal situation, it is a family law issue. (This section of the website is for those with questions regarding criminal offenses.) I will try to transfer your question to that area of law.
Wilfred Yeargan's answer No, it will be charged as a Class 1 misdemeanor. This is punishable by jail time of up to 12 months, a fine of up to $2,500.00, and/or suspension of your driver's license for up to six months. You need to consult with an experienced traffic defense attorney. They can help you possibly get the case dismissed or reduced to a lesser offense called a traffic infraction. My office number is 703-352-9044 if you would like a free consultation.
Wilfred Yeargan's answer Depending on the facts and your criminal records, your attorney may be able to negotiate a favorable agreement with the prosecutor (Commonwealth Attorney) handling the case. It is possible that a good lawyer may get the felony nolle prosequi and the misdemeanor assault deferred for dismissal as a first time offense. Contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer today for advice about your case. Each of you will need separate counsel because there is a conflict of interest in one attorney...
Wilfred Yeargan's answer You may expunge the arrest if the case was nolle prosequi, dismissed or you were otherwise found not guilty (acquitted) AND you did not enter a guilty plea. If you entered a guilty plea as part of a deferral and the case was dismissed, you are not eligible for expungement of the arrest. The rules are very strict for expungements in Virginia. Contact an experienced criminal lawyer for a free consultation.
Steve Miyares' answer Your question is not clear. The burden of proof is the standard that the judge or jury will use to decide your case. The burden of proof varies depending on the type of case. If a party fails to meet its burden of proof at a trial, then that party will lose the case. Other than losing the case, there is not some additional penalty for failing to meet the burden of proof at trial. if you want a more accurate answer, you need to clarify your question.
Steve Miyares' answer Your question is not clear and seems to involved several potential issues. You should consult privately with an attorney to discuss the specific facts and circumstances related to the case and the questions for which you are seeking answers.
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