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  • I am a felon.i was driving the car me an my wife share fm.atlanta g.a back home to v.a an was pulled ova an searched

    Searched an a weapon was found in the trunk in its case under a bundle of clothes .I picked the car up from the repair shop an went on the road had been gone a month never thought about any weapon bcuz the first case was in plain view empty while ...

    Stephen’s Answer

    Based upon the fact pattern you described, I would highly recommend you speak to an experience criminap defense attorney immediately. Chesapeake can be a very tough jurisdiction.

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  • How does the drug minus2 level reduction work after you received a reduction for cooperation?

    If you have cooperated and received a reduction is it possible once you apply for the 2 level reduction for the judge to actually reduce your level more than what the guidelines are recommending? Is that a possibility or does the judge have to adh...

    Stephen’s Answer

    The Judge is not bound by the guidelines. He may go above or below if he finds cause. Often the most intense battles in federal court are done at sentencing. Attorneys can and should argue for the court to deviate from the guidelines.

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  • Will i be arrested if i meet with the detective?

    I was left a notice to call a detective about a case. I called him at which point he said he needs to meet with me to have me sign some warrants. Two are misdemeanors and two are not. I asked if id be arrested when i meet with him and if i shou...

    Stephen’s Answer

    With two misdemeanors and two felonies it would be a mistake to meet the detective on your own. Likewise, if you wait to long they could just have you arrested. I have found the best approach is to have your lawyer speak with the detective and arrange your peaceful surrender.

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  • How is altered/forged license plates proven?

    what do the prosecutors or police have to prove before charging someone with altered/forged license plates? the license plates were found and put on a car that they do not belong on. the car is not driven often at all but to avoid being towed ...

    Stephen’s Answer

    As the previous attorney mentioned the code section you were talking about is 46.2–722. If the Commonwealth can prove that knowingly used a license plate knowing that it was fraudulent that generally meets the elements of the offense. If you can afford a private attorney you should speak to one soon to help you through this process. If you cannot afford an attorney you should ask the court to appoint a public defender if you're eligible.

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  • What if I can't afford an attorney but need one?

    I got a dui and reckless driving a few weeks back and may need a lawyer but not able to pay for one or I can at least make payments if possible?

    Stephen’s Answer

    Many lawyers will offer a free consultation and some offer payment plans as well. It is wise to not go at these serious charges alone.

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  • If my business partner is accused of embezzlement, can I be held liable?

    My business partner is being accused of embezzlement by her husband (supposedly took life insurance money). He states that I'm responsible because he claims she used the money for our business and I should've known where the funds were coming from...

    Stephen’s Answer

    Has your business partner been charged criminally? The way you approach dealing with this matter will drastically change if their are criminal charges. I would suggest lawyering up and refraining from any more dialogue about the transactions.

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  • Is there any way that I would qualify for diversion/a way to keep a misdemeanor off my record.

    Hello. I am a 19 year old college student living in Virginia. This past week, I was caught shoplifting. The products I took were all hygienic products like shampoo and body soap as my family and I were financially burdened at the time. I have ...

    Stephen’s Answer

    If the jurisdiction of your charges is Virginia Beach there is no diversion program. However, there are some good defenses and mitigation strategies that can be effective in getting the charge dismissed or amended.

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  • My son whose 16 had sex at a party with an 18 year old girl. After three days she claimed he raped her. She brought the beer.

    She had sex with him and another friend, and spent the night. She brought another young lady who was 16 and that young lady had intercourse with 2 other young men in a separate room. Both young ladies spent the night and left the next morning (Sun...

    Stephen’s Answer

    Your family needs to hire an attorney right away. You're very serious charges and are very fact intensive. Neither you nor he should speak to anyone else in person, electronically, or otherwise until you've met with counsel.

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  • What do i need to do?

    The police removed my license plates and left me a letter that i need to contact them asap. Im pretty sure what this is about. If i call them id like to just tell the truth isnt that the best policy?

    Stephen’s Answer

    Contact an attorney before you speak to the police.

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  • Can you tell me that type of charges I am looking at?

    Say my friend was getting into his car and he was drunk and an unmarked officer approached his car but before he got to the window my friend hit reverse. He drove quickly away as police car followed him. He ditched the car and ran into woods. He s...

    Stephen’s Answer

    Your friend may be charged with hit-and-run, reckless driving or DUI. There is no reason for any more online discussions or text messages or emails. The next discussion he should have is with an attorney.

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