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Sarah Kathryn Ikena

Sarah Ikena’s Answers

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  • How can I fight this.

    Sarah’s Answer

    Call an attorney in the area. They will be able to answer all of your questions.

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  • Can I post bail for someone using my property in another state?

    Sarah’s Answer

    Contact bail bondsman in the area. They will be able to give you more information on what they are willing to do.

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  • First time offense with no criminal record. What is going to happen to me? Im only 18. Shoplifted.

    Sarah’s Answer

    If you cannot afford an attorney it is likely that you will eligible for a public defender. You can also contact a defense attorney to get an idea of what will happen when you go to court. You may be able to find an attorney that you can afford. There are first time offender programs in Virginia that you may be eligible for.

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  • Can there be anything done, in my favor, about my situation?

    Sarah’s Answer

    It is always advisable to speak with an attorney about your legal concerns. There may not be a lot that an attorney can do to speed up the process, especially with changes that COVID19 has caused. However you can speak with a criminal defense attorney to see if they can do something to assist you based on the specifics of your situation.

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  • Lawyers?

    Sarah’s Answer

    You will definitely have the opportunity to have a public defender or a court appointed attorney. Get to court early and ask the clerk for the paperwork for a public defender/court appointed attorney. There will be questions about your income and debts.

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  • What to expect for a first time offender probation violation ?

    Sarah’s Answer

    The show cause should just be a hearing to set a date for the judge to hear the violation and sentence you for the violation. It is always a possibility that you can put in jail depending on the kind of violation and what your original sentence was. If the violation is serious enough or if there is substantial suspended time you could be placed in jail pending the outcome. It is a good idea to speak with an attorney about the specific details of your case and jurisdiction, because every jurisdiction in Virginia does things a little differently.

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  • Can a first time offender get out of a mandatory minimum sentence of 5 yrs ?

    Sarah’s Answer

    You can definitely consult an attorney for this issue. Once someone has been sentenced, it is very difficult to get a sentence changed. However every situation is different and a criminal defense attorney should be able to assist you.

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  • Will I be arrested?

    Sarah’s Answer

    You can always consult a criminal defense attorney.

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  • Shoplifting?

    Sarah’s Answer

    You can call and speak with attorneys who work in the area and handle criminal defense. You may find an attorney who can work with your budget. If you qualify for a court appointed or public defender, you will have a lawyer. It is a good idea to talk to some attorneys so you have an idea of how much they will charge.

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