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  • Should he be locked up. Is there anything I do to help him get out.

    I am a trying to figure out if my fiance should be incarcerated for this. He and his friends went to a mutual friend of my fiances house. The friend got robbed but my fiance didn't know that was gong to happen and also didn't have anything to do ...

    Paul’s Answer

    What is your question? You need to circle your wagons. Hire the best attorney you can afford and they will start with bond motion and then defend the case.

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  • My questions are in explanation

    Boyfriend violated temp restraining order but perm was denied since there wasnt physical abuse. court date feb 17 for two counts and ive been subpoenaed. What are odds he goes to jail? And am i able to request date delay into march? Lastly, wou...

    Paul’s Answer

    You are required to testify, and the judgement will be based on the evidence. If he is convicted of two counts of violating a protective order, then jail is likely, and perhaps mandatory.

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  • What do I do ,they say its a felony

    I went to return a pair of pants at Walmart. I used my debit card to get money back. After I was done I saw a card on the counter I thought was mines I picked it up and put it in my bag and left. Cops come knocking on my door later and arrest me f...

    Paul’s Answer

    Agreed. You need a lawyer and you should not talk to the police or anybody else and stay off public web sites. Don't email anybody about this either. Just talk to your lawyer.

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  • Criminal Court date in 3 days and I have no lawyer - want to request public defender

    I have a criminal court case coming up for a possession with intent to distribute a class 5 felony in 3 days. I originally told the judge I was going to appoint a lawyer instead of request that a public defender / court appointed lawyer be assigne...

    Paul’s Answer

    It does NOT sound like the upcoming court date is a Trial date. More likely it is a preliminary hearing. Nevertheless, the Court told you to get an attorney and you did not. So, they will have to appoint an attorney or public defender but they might revoke your bond for waiting until the last minute. Then, your attorney would have to file a new bond motion.

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  • I was told that if you are under the age of 29, your juvenile record doesn't count against you in court. How true is that?

    I was told that if you are under the age of 29, your juvenile record doesn't count against you in court. How true is that?

    Paul’s Answer

    That sounds like some kind of urban legend entirely based on fiction.

    In Virginia, the reality is actually much more complicated than that. Juvenile records are hard to see publicly, but serious Juvenile convictions will certainly be included in the calculations if a person faces sentencing for a serious felony in Circuit Court. The Juvenile Court actually destroys their records, but not before they send them to the FBI, so, as I said, it is complicated.

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  • If my lawyer is not able to get me first offender plea and I am charged with a felony , what would be my punishment?

    I was driving with a friend and the individual did not have their lights on , which caused us to get pulled over. I hid the marijuana in my private area. The officers could not find the weed but ready to call the dogs on us; which resulted in me g...

    Paul’s Answer

    There is no felony for possession of Marijuana, unless it is for more than 1/2 ounce and with the intent to distribute, or unless perhaps you have a Federal case. You should consult with your attorney and try to keep your details off the internet.

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  • What could happen to my child if she don't file not guilty by reason of insanity for 3 class e felonies?

    Never been in trouble before, but was mentally ill at the time of the incidents

    Paul’s Answer

    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.

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  • Hi, My local general district court in Fairfax County only keeps record of a misdemeanor for 10 years.

    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...

    Paul’s Answer

    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.

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  • I was arrested for a dwi in Virginia but I'm on vacation from Florida

    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

    Paul’s Answer

    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.

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  • Attorney Fees For Early Release Of Indefinite Or Supwrvised Probation

    What Are The Average Fees That Attorneys In Virginia Charge For Early Release Of Indefinite Or Supervised Probation?

    Paul’s Answer

    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.

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