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Mitchell Mead Wells

Richmond Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. What does NOLLE PRESEQUI mean?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Mitchell Mead Wells
    2. Cynthia Russell Henley
    3. Robert Laurens Driessen
    3 lawyer answers

    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...

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  2. Can I appeal my license suspension?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Mitchell Mead Wells
    2. Timothy Kevin Wilson
    2 lawyer answers

    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.

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  3. 12 months in jail, 11 suspended and 1 month weekend jail. Does that mean 30 days total jail time or just weekends for 1 month?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Mitchell Mead Wells
    1 lawyer answer

    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.

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  4. Can I have a reckless driving speeding ticket expunged?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Mitchell Mead Wells
    2. Mitchell Paul Goldstein
    3. Timothy Kevin Wilson
    3 lawyer answers

    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...

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  5. I had court today, but the courthouse was closed. What do i do now?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Mitchell Mead Wells
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3. Deirdre Lynn O'Connor
    3 lawyer answers

    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.

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  6. What does appointed counsel do for you?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Mitchell Mead Wells
    2. Evelyn Ann Cox
    3. Tracey M. Martin-Henry
    3 lawyer answers

    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.

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  7. I got a ticket in Fairfax, VA but Ive recently moved to Florida. What do i need to do?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Mitchell Mead Wells
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    2 lawyer answers

    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.

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  8. If a class 5 felony has been nolle pros'd, is the arresting officer still allowed to make the person "work off the charge"?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Mitchell Mead Wells
    1 lawyer answer

    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.

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  9. Is there a way around a case with a wrongfully written Law Section code? Technically what they wrote, has no law where I live.

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Mitchell Mead Wells
    1 lawyer answer

    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!

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  10. Can my application for Naturalization denied due to traffic ticket for speeding?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Mitchell Mead Wells
    2. Juan Carlos Garcia Jr
    2 lawyer answers

    You need to be asking an Immigration Attoney and not a Speeding Ticket Attorney.

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