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  • Can my boyfriend be automatically charged in this criminal case, because prior to this I filed a no trespassing complaint.

    I filed a no trespassing complaint against my boyfriend last month. Last week my house was spray-painted and my car was keyed real bad. I know it had to be him.

    Standish’s Answer

    He cannot. There has to be evidence such as eyewitness testimony or forensic proof that he did that in order for a charge to be levied.

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  • Reckless driving charge from driving in speed limit,overcorrected due to another car, drove off I-81hit tree. only damage-my car

    No property damage except my car. My injuries were minor. No substances involved. I could not return to road as I had swerved so far to right I was on the other side of the guard rail and could not get back. I thought I would find a break in guar...

    Standish’s Answer

    I recommend that you consult with a local attorney. In the jurisdictions that I practice in, these kinds of cases are routinely reduced to a noncriminal traffic infraction called improper driving and sometimes even dismissed if there is no evidence of any unlawful driving errors.

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  • I have a question about my driver license from a charge back in 2001 in stat of virginia

    i have a charge in 2001 thats says when i restate my liscense it be suspended for 6months wellits 2015 and i restated it and its suspended but my question is thats over 14 yrs ago can there be anything done about that as i went 14 yrs with a liscense

    Standish’s Answer

    Unfortunately, I think you are still stuck with the suspension.

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  • Today is my court hiring on a second dui charge. I do not know what to plead because I havn't talk to a lawyer yet. help?

    fell asleep at the light . Nones was hurt . Did not take a breathlizer .

    Standish’s Answer

    You need to either hire an attorney or have one appointed for you and discuss the case with them. Do not post detailed facts about your case on this forum because you could inadvertently incriminate yourself.

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  • Do I need a criminal defense attorney

    I have been charged with improper storage of building materials my husband has not removed from our back yard, behind a 6 foot privacy fence. Do I need to hire an attorney?

    Standish’s Answer

    You should consult a construction law attorney.

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  • How long do acholol stays in ur system? Can they tell if a person is still drinking doing a urine test?

    Is it true that a urine test can tell whether ur drinking 5 days ago?

    Standish’s Answer

    Some metabolites of alcohol will stay in your system for several weeks. It depends upon the specific metabolite tested for and how much you drank. I have had the issue come up in other contexts with a client interestingly enough that was a chemist. If you are getting tested, stop drinking. These tests are simply too sophisticated to be fooled. It's scary but it is the new reality in the the world of substance abuse testing.

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  • I recently was stopped and issued a ticket for VA code 42.1020 Unauthorized/Non-Permissible lights?

    I was issued this ticket for Green Lights which do not exist on my vehicle. Officer stated that my car was emitting a green light from the fog lights and that was the reason for the stop. At no time during the stop was the officer able to show p...

    Standish’s Answer

    You should contact a local traffic attorney as well as a licensed mechanic to see if there is any merit to the officer's allegation. If there is, fix the problem and go to court with proof and the charge should be dismissed. If there is not, go to court and fight it. As to the other aspects of the encounter ... the officer was heavy handed but probably did not violate your constitutional rights.

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  • Should I disclose a speeding ticket on my employment application?

    I got a ticket a couple years ago for going 15MPH above the posted speed limit. This is NOT a misdemeanor and NOT reckless driving. The employment question asks: Have you ever been convicted of any misdemeanor crime or offense? (Answer yes or no...

    Standish’s Answer

    You can answer no. That is a minor traffic violation. There is no conceivable possibility that it could show up on a criminal background check. It may show up on a driving record though.

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  • I'm being charged with petty theft, what's gonna happen

    Me and my girlfriend were in target. She took a $20 pair of headphone and we got caught. I'm being charged with petty theft even though I didn't take it, what should I do.

    Standish’s Answer

    You should contact a local attorney that practices in the jurisdiction where this took place and who has handled this kind of case there. They will be able to appropriately advise you. Do not post any details about this case on this forum because a savvy prosecutor may find the post and use it against you as a party admission.

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  • Looking for an attorney to represent CDL Class A driver with an Overload fine received in Arizona.

    Does this organization handle this type of business.

    Standish’s Answer

    You will need to contact an attorney licensed in Arizona if this occurred in Arizona.

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