Never been in trouble before, but was mentally ill at the time of the incidents
This is a very complex question and certainly not something that can be handled with a "quick answer" from a web app like AVVO. Please consult experienced Criminal Defense Counsel in your local area.See question
This offense was concluded in Jun 2006. therefore, in 10 years 2016-2017, they said the records would be destroyed. After they are destroyed, does this mean if future employers ask me about my criminal record, i can disclose that i DO NOT have a c...
Court records are not the only source of background information. FBI keeps records of anybody who gets fingerprinted in Virginia, and they are not destroyed. Also, the private sector maintains any records that they can get ahold of, and they are not subject to being destroyed after 10 years. Mostly, you can expect that employee background checks will have access to these private sector databases.See question
I can't afford to stay In hotels any more i go to court on Tuesday I need my license since I'm self employed and work out of my car what do i do
If this is a new arrrest, then it won't be going to trial for a few months. You should be allowed to go home, but you will have to be here for trial. See a local attorney tomorrow.See question
What Are The Average Fees That Attorneys In Virginia Charge For Early Release Of Indefinite Or Supervised Probation?
You won't be able to get fee quotes from a site like this or anywhere else without a lot more detailed discussion of the case. If I am handling a motion like this, it would be much easier-- perhaps 5 hours of attorney time-- if I had already handled the underlying case. If it was not my case, then it take a lot more time because it is like starting over to learn the intricacies of the case and the client. Don't try to take shortcuts by hiring the cheapest lawyer or you will find yourself wondering why the motion was denied.See question
the magistrate told me he will make the clerks office aware of probation violations as well as my current record. and that i am making a mockery of the system. i have been to court quite a few times over the past couple of years and have never e...
Inactive probation is rarely enforced in Virginia but it can be if somebody notices the backup time when reviewing a later case. It sounds like you have a more serious case now, since you were in front of a magistrate, so you really should find a good local lawyer to help you through this. If you are on active probation, then the P.O. will review your record for new charges before your probation ends and you can expect a violation anyway-- regardless of what the magistrate does.See question
Also, the report never noted the extensive damage to my car. While the teenager's truck had a small bumper dent. The officer didn't get witness statements nor the video from the security camera it happened in front of. Their insurance tried to bul...
This question sounds like you don't have insurance yourself? If so, they could probably get you suspended if they sue you and get a judgment against you, arising out of an accident.
If you have insurance, you certainly need to report this to them and they will handle it. No reason why you should be suspended if you had insurance.See question
I'm 48 and my 1st accident or ticket ever. My car was declared total. I was hit by a drive when I was well into my left turn. Liability investigation showed that the accident could have been prevented because the other had a clear chance to avoi...
The officer used the traffic laws? That is what the judge will do as well. However, most defense attorneys know these laws better than the police. The police only THINK they know them.
You mention the "last clear chance" but that is a difficult concept, often misunderstood even by attorneys. The last clear chance doctrine is actually a rule for plaintiffs to avoid a claim of "contributory negligence" and it would rarely, or never, be an issue in Traffic Court. There are many other defense out there that might help in you case, but you should consult local counsel to determine the best course of action.See question
This is my first speeding tickets. Im willing to take a driver improvement course but I don't want points added to my license. Since I'm a MD resident, will i receive any points on my DL when the fraction took place in VA?
Maryland will not usually assess points for a speeding ticket issued in another state. Usually points are assessed by the Judge in Maryland. Even without points, the ticket will show up on your record in Maryland.See question
I was going 20 miles an hour because my friend bought a ticket to take his bus to new york and we were running late and i was going down hill when i got pulled over. Im a 22 year old college student with clean record and never been pulled over fo...
90 MPH is considered pretty serious in Northern Virginia.
Check the AVVO link below for some helpful information that I have published in the past.See question
Just found out today that I have a warrant out for my arrest. I plan on turning myself. When a warrant is issued, is there already a bond amount attached to it or will I find out at jail? I'm trying to plan all this out accordingly to minimize as ...
Agreeing with the other attorneys here-- there will be no bond set yet, but it will be set by the magisrate when you get there. There are numerous considerations, so you certainly should get an attorney right away. The timing of turning yourself in is one of many factors that the magistrate may consider when setting bond.
We usually have a bond agent on standby who will meet us at the magistrates office. Your question suggests that you expect jail time, so that is why us attorneys are "assuming" that it is a serious charge. However, if it is not "too serious" then you might be bonded out quickly without any actual jail time until your case gets to trial.See question