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Andrew Joseph Cornick

Fredericksburg Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. What are the chances of my boyfriend being convicted of grand larceny?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew Joseph Cornick
    2. John Robert Kormanik
    3. Frank Mascagni III
    3 lawyer answers

    In Virginia, the felony threshold for larceny is $200. If - IF - the Commonwealth is able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that your boyfriend stole $200, then he would be convicted of a felony and subject to a prison term up to 20 years. He needs a lawyer. Whether they can prove him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt depends on numerous factors, many of which may not be known to you or your boyfriend right now. A good attorney will help gather information about the case and provide...

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  2. I was blind sided by a guy at a gas station in Bristol, Va i pressed charges but the guy he apologized now i want them dropped

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew Joseph Cornick
    1 lawyer answer

    Now that he has been arrested and a court date was set, it is the Commonwealth's decision whether to drop the charges. That being said, you may want to speak to a lawyer about exploring the possibility of entering an "accord and satisfaction," which is basically an agreement between you and him to drop the charges. An experienced criminal defense lawyer in your area can tell you more about your options now. Best of luck.

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  3. What kind of sentence am i looking at? and will this be one or two probation violations?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew Joseph Cornick
    2. Stephen Patrick Pfeiffer
    2 lawyer answers

    You should speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney in your area. From the looks of the situation, both suspended jail sentences are potentially in play. A good local defense attorney can give you an idea of how likely the Commonwealth is to pursue the suspended time, and if so how much time to expect if you are convicted. The first step is to determine if there is a defense for the new ticket, as this just may stop the ball from even starting to roll. Find a good attorney in...

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  4. My daughter, age 22, has been arrested and in jail for a month now. She is being charged for accessory to armed robbery, becaus

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew Joseph Cornick
    1 lawyer answer

    If your daughter wants to, she can give written authorization to her attorney to discuss the case with you. You can then take a more active role. Call his office. Schedule appointments. Camp out on his doorstep if you feel the need to get the attention your daughter deserves. Let him know you are keeping notes. If there is still a communication problem your daughter can alert the court and she will be able to explain in detail why she is not prepared to go to trial or plead guilty or...

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  5. I have 2 assault charges from the same date and trial that happen in 2001 can they be exspunged

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Carleton Penn III
    2. Andrew Joseph Cornick
    3. Joseph A Lo Piccolo
    3 lawyer answers

    If you were found not guilty, if the charges were dismissed (other than for complying with a first-offender disposition) or the Commonwealth dropped the charges without a trial, you may be able to have the charges expunged. If you were convicted or if you pleaded guilty or "no contest" and stipulated that facts would be sufficient for conviction, and then completed the first-offense deferred disposition, you may not have the records expunged. You should get a copy of the final order in each...

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  6. Need Attorney to help with Class 4 Felony Charge in Spotsylvania County

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Andrew Joseph Cornick
    2. Carly Anne Jehlen
    2 lawyer answers

    You are correct that Spotsylvania County's Sheriff's Office will not disclose the particular charges for which warrants have issued. Nonetheless you increase your chances of being given a reasonable bond by turning yourself in sooner rather than later. An attorney can help you surrender and coordinate in advance with a bondsman to make the process as painless as possible, sometimes even avoiding a trip to the jail at all after the magistrate sets bond. You should also discuss your necessary...

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  7. I got a ticket in hopwell VA. 92/ 70 I live in Florida is there a way I can pay this withour coming to Va 2 time for court?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Samuel Collyns Moore
    2. Andrew Joseph Cornick
    3. Brenton Daniel Vincenzes
    4. Scott Christopher Nolan
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with Mr. Moore. Simply paying a fine (if that option is offered to you) would result in a criminal conviction as opposed to a conviction for a traffic infraction, and that can have consequences you would probably prefer to avoid. You should contact a few local defense attorneys to see if the Court will waive your appearance for the trial - in other words, it may be possible to hire an attorney to appear for you without your having to drive back up. You can look for lawyers from...

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  8. I am currently suspended from my job pending an investigation. What charges am i possibly facing? FT student. clean record!

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Kenneth William Jacobson
    2. Andrew Joseph Cornick
    2 lawyer answers

    In addition to embezzlement, and depending on a whole bunch of specific information about the transactions that you should not discuss here or anywhere in public, you may face additional charges of forgery, uttering, ID theft, and obtaining property by false pretenses. You should find an attorney immediately. You should also refuse to give any statement to the police or anyone else unless and until you have an attorney who has advised you to do so. Many criminal defense attorneys give...

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  9. Can I Back Out of Disposition 251 and Plea Guilty?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew Joseph Cornick
    1 lawyer answer

    The short answer is that some judges will allow you to simply accept a conviction at this point. But don't do anything too quickly. What you should do is consult with a couple attorneys in your area. It sounds like you may have gone through General District Court without an attorney, so there may have been some legal reasons why you shouldn't have pleaded guilty in the first place. If that is the case, the attorney can help navigate getting the case concluded in General District Court and...

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  10. Been teared with domestic violence of a family member an destruction of property what am i facing

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew Joseph Cornick
    2. Pia Janine Miller
    2 lawyer answers

    Destruction of property can be charged as a Class 1 Misdemeanor if the value of the allegedly-damaged property is less than $1,000, or it can be charged as a Class 6 felony if the value is $1,000 or more. Domestic assault & battery is a Class 1 Misdemeanor that can also result in a loss of your right to possess firearms. Some acts of "domestic violence," as you say, can be charged as felonies, for example strangulation or malicious wounding. All of these charges I am describing carry the...

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