I would be very careful about the advice you were given about not signing. Of course you should read carefully before you sign anything but if you refuse to sign their are some very real dangers.
In Virginia the store typically ask for about 10 to 20 times the value of the item (usually around $300-$400). They do this to recoup their security and legal costs. If you don't sign there are three things that may happen.
First, they may drop it and give up. Often store security in Virginia...
Yes, but only if they call the police. Stores usually don't want to have to send their employees to court as witnesses and would rather get money instead. That being said, its not the store's decision whether to press charges. If the police find out about the crime they can ask the opinion of the store but in the end its up to them whether to charge you or not. Definitely get an attorney.
Luke J. Nichols
Spectrum Legal Defense
In addition to what was said by the other attorney, what happens if you violate the Interlock device faces two legal issues:
1) being convicted of DUI while on a restricted license. If you have a restricted license the legal limit is .02 not .08. Ignition interlocks measure whether someone is .02 or above. See Va. Code 18.2-272(B).
2) The other issue is violation of the terms of probation. When a person is convicted of their first DUI they usually have a significant amount of suspended jail...
There are civil and criminal issues here. [civil issues let you sue them for money or get the courts to force them to stop. Criminal means that the government throws them in jail]
If you want to sue them for money you need to go see a civil attorney soon. And he or she can ask the right questions and tell you more.
If you want to prevent them from contacting you or perhaps even spreading the photos once again you can hire a civil attorney (what I would recommend). If you can't afford an...
If someone deliberately lied to him in order to get him to take care of the child that that is fraud which is both a crime and grounds to sue. If the person who lied actually has money, then suing to recoup the money spent may be an option.
If the person who told him that the child was his was simply mistaken, he would be able to win a suit if he can prove that the person owed him a duty (i.e. it was a doctor etc. ) and that the person was negligent and that negligence caused the mistake....
Be very careful. The best solution is to contact your PO and ask them very nicely to show you where in the court order it says you have to go to treatment. If you and the PO still disagree after that, then hire an attorney to file a motion enjoining (stopping) the PO from forcing you. In the mean time, obey the PO and do what they tell you because its a whole lot easier to get the attorney to enjoin the PO then it is to get violated and then try to defend yourself.
Luke J. Nichols
Technically the judge can give him anything between 0 days to 10 years for a probation violation. However, a probation violation like the one you described (a condition 4 violation) is less serious than many other types of violations.
I can't give you any sort of reliable estimate without knowing more information but here are some of the factors judges may consider when sentencing for a probation violation. 1) The type of crime that got the defendant put on probation, 2) Any previous...
It's hard to know exactly what you have been charged with based on your question. If you email me the code numbers on your summons or warrant I can tell you all the consequences really easy. The summons is the yellow piece of paper that you get from the officer when you get a ticket. The warrant is the piece of paper you get after appearing in front of the magistrate if you were arrested. All of the summons and warrants should state your charge (like speeding or No OL or something like that)...
Yes, you can get up to 12 months in jail. It's a class 1 misdemeanor. False domestic abuse claims are one of the most common way this happens. You need to be extreemly careful about posting online and I would talk to an attorney ASAP about damage control.
Feel free to contact me if you have question or concerns.
Luke J Nichols
Spectrum Legal Defense