Nolle prosequi is a Latin legal phrase meaning "to be unwilling to pursue" a Latin construction that amounts to "please do not prosecute". It is the term used in many common law criminal jurisdictions to describe a prosecutor's application to discontinue criminal charges before trial, or up until, but before verdict.
Nolle prosequi is a declaration made by a prosecutor in a criminal case either before or during trial, meaning the case against the defendant is being dropped. The declaration...
In Virginia, you are suspended by DMV based on the facts you have provided. The DMV suspension for failure to pay fine + court costs will be removed after you pay the fine, courts costs and DMV reinstatement fee.
30 days on a misdemeanor really means only 15 days to serve because the inmate gets 2 days of credit for every day served. 15 days on the weekends should be around 6-8 weekends depending upon how the Sheriff calculates the time.
Agree with Kevin; however, because you apparently received a ticket and were not arrested for the Reckless Driving, you will not have an arrest record as a result of this incident. DMV only maintains the Reckless Driving conviction on your driving record for a limited number of years and the District Court that convicted you is not a court of record, so in a number of years the record of the conviction will be destroyed. In other words, in time, you stand a good chance for the record of this...
Try searching the Court Webpage at the URL:http://www.courts.state.va.us/caseinfo/home.html
If your case is in either the General District Court of the Circuit Court, then find your name and click on the link to see the updated Case Information.
Many Court Appointed Attorneys do a good job for their clients, but that is not always the case. The big problem is that selecting a criminal defense attorney is a personal decision and the appointment process takes that away from the criminal defendant client.
I have to disagree with Alan. Reckless Driving speeding is taken extremely seriously in Virginia and is considered a misdemeanor with the maximum jail sentence being 12 months in jail. Recommend you contact a Fairfax, VA attorney to assist you with your case.
You can petition to expunge, but either the police officer or prosecuting attorney can also "bring back" or have you arrested for the possession of marijuana with intent to distribute allegation that was previously nolle prossed. You should consult with your attorney who assisted you with the nolle pross in the first place.
The prosecution can amend the 18.2-750.1 to 18.2-250.1. The words Possession of Marijuana were probably written on your summons next to the Virginia Code Section. DO NOT expect to win on this issue.
You were not in ACTUAL POSSESSION but rather CONSTRUCTIVE POSSESSION.
Your statement to the police (if any) and any other factors (evidence) will determine whether the evidence is sufficient to prove the allegation.
Sounds like you MAY have a defendable case. Get a Danville Lawyer!