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  • I am wetness in domestic violence case , do my testimony will appear in my civil or criminal record ?...........................

    I am wetness in domestic violence case , do my testimony will appear in my civil or criminal record ............................................................................................................................?.........................

    Carly’s Answer

    Still a no.......................................

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  • Class 1 misdemeanor for possession of alcohol, dismissed, is it still on my record?

    I was convicted of a class 1 misdemeanor for underage possession of alcohol last year, if my case was dismissed is it still on my record? Do I have to put it on a job application?

    Carly’s Answer

    You used the words "conviction" and "dismissed", so it is unclear what actually happened in your case. You would want to get a copy of your warrant/summons and see what the final disposition is before continuing. If you have been charged with a crime, that stays on your record unless it was expunged, and you would want to review the question on the application.

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  • How do I get a judgment off of my driving license after being there 23 years?

    Someone else drove my car without my knowledge and had an accident in a 3 car collision he and I both were listed as a driver on the police report about the accident; a judgment was filled against both our license; I was not a driver in the acc...

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    If it is a civil judgment entered against you by the insurance company, I would first try to call them to speak with them about it. You should be able to access the court file for the judgment and that will give you a place to start there. Additionally, if you were found guilty of a crime on your driving/criminal record, an expungement may be a possibility considering the mistaken ID. Because these are unique and complicated facts, and because it happened so long ago I would definitely recommend finding a local attorney to talk you through the best course of action.

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  • Does it look bad if I'm not in court too ?

    I have a reckless driving charge going 85 in a 65 in fredericksburg Virginia . My court date is in mid march but i wont be here as i go to school abroad . If i have my attorney go in my place will it look bad to the judge ?

    Carly’s Answer

    Your attorney is seen as your representative so it should not have an impact as long as he/she has authority to represent you.

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  • I am charged with Grand Larceny > $200 not from person. 1) What could be done to get the bargian plea of dismissal of the case?

    Sorry, I am a layman and doesn't understand these terms: Q2) Can we get the dismissal of the case after going for the first offender program? Q3) Does this means that the defendant is not convicted of any charge? Q4) Does first offender prog...

    Carly’s Answer

    The first time offender program is designed to dismiss the charge as complied with probation if the defendant pleads facts sufficient to find guilt on the charge, and then complies with terms, generally community service, restitution, a shoplifting class, and good behavior for 6 months. This type of dismissal is not able to be expunged. I would need to know more about the case to see if you qualify or there is a chance of winning the case outright.

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  • I got Speeding ticket for (105/55) Law section was 46.2.862 (Reckless driving case).

    I wasn't really meant to do that but in a hurry i wasn't checking the speedo meter. i came to know that this case comes under criminal case and sentence for 3 months of jail. i believe that my life is totally ruined. can any one help me to get out...

    Carly’s Answer

    There are a number of things you can do before going to court that could help your case. Also, knowing which jurisdiction you are in makes a difference as to the likely sentencing. Reckless driving by speed is a Class 1 misdemeanor and can carry a jail sentence for up to 12 months, however none of that time is mandatory so you will not necessarily be given a 3 month sentence. You should speak with a local attorney to consult on your case and discuss your options.

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  • Can i remove a criminal conviction from my record to get an apartment lease?

    My application for an apartment was denied due to criminal conviction. Is there anyway that I can remove or set aside this conviction on my record so that I will not be denied in the future?

    Carly’s Answer

    The answer depends on how old the conviction is to determine if you can reopen the case. The timelines are very short, so it is likely if this is an old conviction you are stuck with it. Additionally, expungements are not available if you are found guilty of the crime, so there is no way to remove it from your record.

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  • Unsupervised probation...

    Is it a violation of my unsupervised probation to fail to pay a civil red light camera ticket? I was told to pay all fines and remain of good behavior for 4 years. is this red light camera ticket not being paid enough to revoke the unsupervised ...

    Carly’s Answer

    The court runs a record check, usually near the end of your probation terms. Since this is a minor civil violation, it is unlikely it should effect your probation, however having it go into collections is another issue. Try and pay everything as quickly as you can.

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  • Would a police entrapment defense be plausible if:

    Defendant was approached (phone call) by a seller independently (undercover detective); Asked by seller to first meet in person (face-to-face at bar); Be told the exact details of a potential transaction ($10,000 + credit with Seller/12 ounces M...

    Carly’s Answer

    To prove entrapment, one would have to show that the person charged did not have a propensity to commit the crime, but for the officer's enticements. It is a very high standard.

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  • Can the prosecutor mandate a jury trial?

    Before trial the defendant requested to have a bench trial. The prosecutor disregarded the defendants request and continued with a jury trial.

    Carly’s Answer

    Yes, the prosecutor can ask for a jury.

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