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Nicole Holls Naum

Manassas Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. What is my best option of dealing with this speeding ticket in Rappahannock County, VA?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Nicole Holls Naum
    2. Carleton Penn III
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    You should consult with an attorney in Rappahannock County. An attorney who knows the customs of that court is necessary. I would also recommend obtaining your driving record so you are aware of what a 20+ speeding ticket will do to your license status. Fortunately, you are starting off with a speeding ticket and not reckless driving but a 20+ ticket in VA will still cost you 6 points on a VA license. Perhaps a speedometer calibration will help you or attending driver improvement class....

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  2. What is a sentence for someone who committs petit larcency less than $100.00 in Richmond, Virginia?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Nicole Holls Naum
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    While clearly not as serious as a Robbery, this individual is facing a relatively serious charge in Virginia. Petit Larceny is a class 1 misdemeanor which is punishable by up to 1 year in jail and up to a $2500 fine. Petit Larceny is defined as the stealing of property valued at less than $200. If convicted, many counties in VA will impose a suspended jail sentence and some will impose a small amount of active time for a first time offense such as you describe. Many counties might consider...

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  3. Can you be violated on unsupervised probation if you were not convicted of a crime while on probation only charged?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Nicole Holls Naum
    2. Elizabeth B Carpenter
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    Unforturnately, the court looks at the date the violation was committed; not the date of conviction. When you were placed on unsupervised probation you were probably told to not commit any crimes and to be on general good behavior for the period of time specified. To be violated, the "bad" act must occur within the probationary period; it doesn't matter when the court finally got around to convicting you. However, this is a mitigating argument that can be made by an attorney when you go...

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  4. Got 2 tickets 1 for no insurance, 2nd for tags not registered the the vehicle. Do I need a lawyer.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Nicole Holls Naum
    1 lawyer answer

    It depends on the outcome you trying to achieve for your situation. No one can guaranty you an outcome, and you might be able to handle this on your own, but an experienced attorney might the difference to tip the scales in your favor. If your case in Fairfax, VA, you are facing a huge jurisdiction with many judges that treat cases very differently and the Commonwealth Attorneys will not talk to those without a lawyer there. An attorney can help you navigate the system to obtain optimum...

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  5. Can i be jailed for receiving a red light camera ticket if my license is suspended?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Nicole Holls Naum
    2. Benjamin J Lieberman
    2 lawyer answers

    To answer the second part of your question: If you are charged with the driving on a suspended license, which as noted previously would depend on whether they actually caught an identifiable image of you driving and whether someone catches the license suspension and charges you, then it would depend if your prior sentencing jurisdiction is made aware of the new charge. If they are, then you will receive a show cause. At that point, you would need to "show cause" why they should not impose any...

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  6. I got ticket for Reckless driving — fail to maintain proper control — 46.2-853

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Nicole Holls Naum
    2. Buta Biberaj
    3. Standish Alexander
    3 lawyer answers

    I'm guessing that the officer issued you a ticket because you were stuck in the mud by the side of the road? Were there any witnesses, ei, did the officer see you do this or did someone else watch it and stop to talk an officer? Typically the answer is no and all the officer can use against you is what you told him. The outcome of this case weighs heavily on what you said to the officer and if nothing was said Powers v. Commonwealth will be a very strong case for your defense. However,...

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  7. My daughter in law was arrested for duid and open container in harlen co ky she went to court and plead not guilty she goes to

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Nicole Holls Naum
    2. John Weber III
    2 lawyer answers

    This question would be better question for those who practice in Harlen Co, KY but it is possible to go to court and ask for an appointed attorney and then have the case continued to a later date to give the attorney sufficient time to prepare and counsel. Depending on the customs of that jurisdiction, I would suggest that she go to the court on Monday, speak with the clerk of the court and make sure this is the proper path so that is prepared for her court appearance on Weds. Good luck.

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  8. My friend got caught shoplifting at walmart in VA. Police were called and he has to go to court. What will most likely happen?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Nicole Holls Naum
    2. Lorrie Ann Sinclair
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    Petit Larceny in VA is defined as the taking of property, that doesn't belong to you, valued at $200 or less. This is a class 1 misdemeanor and has a maximum punishment of up to 1 year in jail and up to $2500 fine. Some jurisdictions in VA have a one day in jail policy for even first time offenders while some jurisdictions will all a first time offender the opportunity to have the offense dismissed with community service, a shop-lifting class, restitution, and general good behavior for a...

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  9. What can my 20 year old son do to reduce ticket(81/60) from reckless to speeding?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. James Stanton Abrenio
    2. Nicole Holls Naum
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    I am not sure what you mean by a "manual speedometer" but if the car is available, I would suggest that he consider getting a speedometer calibration. I would also recommend that he obtain a copy of his driving record and start gathering information about his career, education, community service involvement, and any information that tends to show he is a good, law abidding citizen with this offense being an anomoly. Then, he should contact an attorney familiar with the jurisdiction in which...

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  10. I am on probation in VA and got a reckless driving ticket which is a class 1 misdemeanor.. will I violoate probation if convicte

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Nicole Holls Naum
    2. Benjamin J Lieberman
    2 lawyer answers

    You didn't provide the terms of your probation. However, most probation is conditioned on general good behavior and even a charge without conviction can trigger a show cause. Since you did not provide the terms for the probation period and the charges you are on probation for, it's impossible to help you further with this. You need to seriously consider hiring an attorney in the jurisdiction of the original charge to discuss all the possible issues with you.

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