D. Michael Burke Esq's answer Your question is out of my area of practice, but I believe that if you enter a not guilty plea, bail will be set. If you don't pay the bail, you will likely be held until you do make bail. If you plead guilty or are found guilty at trial, it's possible that you would be sentenced to jail. You should call a local attorney who handles criminal cases.
D. Michael Burke Esq's answer Most--if not all--intentional torts ARE criminal acts. Assaults, intentionally running a vehicle into another vehicle, stealing, fraud, and other intentional, wrongful acts are both crimes and torts. I am hard-pressed to think of an intentional tort that is not a crime, but whether the criminal authorities wish to prosecute an intentional, wrongful act as a crime may depend on many factors, such as the evidence and proof of the crime. And don't forget the burden of proof: beyond a reasonable...
Peter N. Munsing's answer If it isn't the state that got it that way, don't see why not. The law only deals with admissabiltiy of evidence that the state gained through improper activities. If a burglar gets documents and turns them over to the government--let's say a hacker gets emails--those emails can be used as evidence.
Robert Jason De Groot's answer May have been? You need solid facts to report a crime, personal knowledge as in one or both of them admitting that a crime took place, or that they engaged in sexual intercourse when she was below the age of consent.
Robert Jason De Groot's answer One time the cop weighed the pipe along with the marijuana, it was charged as a felony possession when the actual amount of the weed was only a misdemeanor. Sometimes the police are not so smart. Get counsel on this case if you have not already done so.
Robert Jason De Groot's answer Exactly what help do you expect in an online internet forum? Help comes when you actually go to see an attorney in West Virginia who practices criminal defense. The age of consent in your state is 16. You are above the age of consent.
Robert Jason De Groot's answer Probably. In order to be a police officer, one has to have training.Usually, in order to be a police chief, one has to be a police officer first. It's just common sense, but there might be exceptions.
Robert Jason De Groot's answer Justia Legal Answers is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. What she needs is much more than basic information. She needs to have an attorney in VA review all documentation regarding the case or cases and give an opinion based upon having done that and knowing exactly what the charges are and what the evidence is against her, as well as her complete prior record.
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