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  • Can you have a petty larceny charge sealed?

    I was convicted on a petty larceny in 2014 that I served no jail time for. I was at the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong person. Since then I haven't been able to find work... I know in this state (VA) that you can not get it expunged ...

    Stephen’s Answer

    Unfortunately you cannot have it sealed. It is frustrating but it is the current law in Virginia.

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  • What should he or she expect?

    Someone I know was arrested for VA statute 18.2-95 (grand larceny, >200 not from person) and three counts of 18.2-178 (obtaining money under false pretenses, larceny <200). This person has only one other offense in Virginia, a DUI in 2012.

    Stephen’s Answer

    Your friend is in for a battle. He or she is facing a felony charge as well as crimes of moral turpitude. It is imperative for them to hire or ask the court to appoint competent counsel as these charges have the potential to be life altering.

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  • Would i be fined the misdemeanor 2 ?

    i got pulled over for driving with no license, i have a court date set. If i were to obtain my DL before court date would fine be lowered or dissmissed? i have no previous tickets or anything.

    Stephen’s Answer

    No one can tell you it will be reduced or dismissed but any attorney who frequently practices at the Beach will tell you it will help.

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  • Does A Person Have To Answer A Question That A Cop Ask Them If They're Not Comfortable With Anwering It In The State Of Virginia

    In The State If Virginia Do A Person Have To Answer A Question A Cop Ask About A Possible Crime If They Don't Want To?

    Stephen’s Answer

    In the Commonwealth of Virginia the only information you are required to provide to an officer is your name and identification.

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  • Who issues a subpeona if you would be a witness for the defense in a dui case?

    My friend got a dui. I was with him he entire time we were at the party and saw how little he drank over an extended period of time. Will my friends attorney subpoena me as a witness or does only the prosecutor issue a subpeona? What if i cant ...

    Stephen’s Answer

    Either party can issue a subpoena. I sincerely doubt the Commonwealth will issue one if you will not be favorable for them. If you are subpoenaed and served and don't show you can have a show cause issued against you by the court.

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  • What are the statute of limitations for felony marijuana possession with intent to sell?

    My son was served a search warrant 1.5 years ago which found enough for him to face felony possession with intent to sell. No formal charges have been filed against him yet. what is the statute of limitations for a charge to be brought against h...

    Stephen’s Answer

    No statute of limitations on a felony in Virginia.

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  • Is there a way I can have my record sealed or this charge erased?

    I received a non-jailable misdemeanor offense of public intoxication in Virginia 2 years ago in 2014. I am applying for a teaching position overseas and they requested an FBI background check, which I have already received. It is the only charge o...

    Stephen’s Answer

    If you were convicted your record cannot be expunged in Virginia.

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  • If I am arrested and charged April 7 for a 3rd offense dui and the state law at the time was a misdemeanor but on July that same

    This happened to me in Virginia Beach VA in 2007

    Stephen’s Answer

    Unfortunately, your question is not clear. Please repost with more information or contact an attorney to discuss.

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  • What is the punishment for obtaining a speeding ticket and a ticket for failure to notify dmv of an address change..

    I am on good behavior terms unsupervised probation for 2 years with only about 5 months to go. I recently got a speeding ticket along with a ticket for failing to notify dmv of an address change. is this considered violating the terms of good beha...

    Stephen’s Answer

    A violation of good behavior can include traffic tickets. You should speake to local counsel and address these tickets.

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  • I got a summons for failing to yield while turning left. I disagree. Do I need an attorney or can I represent myself in court?

    I'm 48 and my 1st accident or ticket ever. My car was declared total. I was hit by a drive when I was well into my left turn. Liability investigation showed that the accident could have been prevented because the other had a clear chance to avoi...

    Stephen’s Answer

    If you plea guilty to the traffic offense you are making the liability case for the other driver easier. Any time there is an accident case I have my clients plea not guilty. You should go in to that case with an attorney.

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