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  • How do I get a pardon for a embezzlement charge in Virginia

    The judge in the case was a friend of the man that accused me. I worked for this man. I thought he was a friend of our family. He kept trying to get me to sleep with him. I played it off as a joke. He told me "one day you will be sorry". I was l...

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    I am assuming you were found guilty and you have exhausted your appeals? If so, as the other counsel stated, you are not eligible for an expungement

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  • How much jail time am I facing?

    im a 37 year old male. I've been charged with felony distribution of a controlled substance. Schedule 2. This case involves 5 oxycodone pills and 20 dollars. I also have a clean criminal history. This is my first time ever being charged. Am I faci...

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    Distribution is a very serious charge and you need to hire someone as soon as possible. Also, you should not be sharing you details on line - you are charged with a relatively unique crime in a small jurisdiction.

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  • Facing 9 felony grand larceny

    No prior jail time just cited for excessive noise playing music loudly in my apartment is my only conviction

    Crystina’s Answer

    You need to take some time to find an attorney. They are going to be able to find out what the evidence is against you. In VA a Grand Larceny charge is a 1 to 20 year offense. However, there are sentencing guidelines which advise judges concerning what type of sentence would be appropriate and these are based upon the person's prior criminal record (yours sounds good). However, it is not good to look at sentencing if you are at the beginning of your process. The first step is to see what these charges are about.

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  • How can I get in touch with my accuser to see if I can return item before we go to court, to get charges dropped or reduced

    the item is a ladder. I can either get it back or buy him a new one.

    Crystina’s Answer

    Call a local attorney. It would be foolish and probably damage any chance you have with your case to do this alone. If you think you cannot afford an attorney, you might convince the court to appoint an attorney. If one is appointed, that attorney can advise you. But, if you can hire someone now, it may be good to see them quickly so any action an be done before your next hearing.

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  • Will this show up on a military background Check?

    I recently went to MEPS and swore into the U.S. Air Force. I was 17, and got pulled over in Virginia for Wreckless Driving (Speeding over 80mph in the Interstate). The officer gave me a ticket, and said I had to appear in the Virginia court at the...

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    Take a deep breath and quit worrying. You Need to out the answers. You can probably find out what the disposition of the case was by doing an on-line search of the virginia courts web site. The correct jurisdiction should indicate whether or not your charge was dismissed. You should look up the jurisdiction where it took place, search your name under traffic or criminal and make sure you don't check "current cases" but check "all cases." This is a quick way to see. However, to be more sure, call the court. You may have to wait on the line a little bit, but they will look it up for you and tell you what the disposition was in their records. If they cannot find the information, you may need some help from a Virginia attorney, but I would try this way first.

    While making a false statement on a federal form is a very serious offense, it does not sound like this is what you did. It sounds like you were confused. Reckless driving charges are not the types of offenses the military is concerned about. Also, it is easy to understand that you may have been confused. People often think that traffic misdemeanors don't count.

    Take action to be better informed.

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  • How long you have to wait to expunge a felony off your record

    I had rental property I didn't return so the charge is failure to return rental property

    Crystina’s Answer

    Why don't you give one of the local attorneys a call for a consultation. Many of us will talk to you for free and give you an answer that will be tailored to your facts. I think your question needs more facts to properly answer it and the way you asked it tells me you need someone to ask you the right questions.

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  • What is the difference between Nolle Prosequi and Dismissal?

    i was charged with 2 separate charges, both possession of a controlled substance, one charge was for a schedule 3, they other was schedule 1-2. the schedule 1-2 charge was dropped, or at least never went before the judge for it because i helped th...

    Crystina’s Answer

    The attorneys who have answered are exactly right. I just wanted to add that the nolle prossed charge can probably be expunged. But, the charge that was dismissed after you successfully completed the program would most likely not be able to be expunged. This is a hard area for most people to understand, but when you do that program, you normally agree that the evidence would have been sufficient to convict you and there is typically a finding by the judge that this evidence was sufficient to convict. If this is the case, under the current laws this type of dismissal is not able to be expunged.

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