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  • Due to this I am violating probation. And I'm up for a revocation, this is my only and first violation

    I was on 2 year probation for prostitution. This month would have been end of 2 years. I had an issue completing all the classes bc my son was just born as I was put on probation so finding child care was rough. And I wasn't able to go to classes ...

    James’s Answer

    I agree, you need tow work with your attorney. There sounds like there's a lot going on in your case. Reach out as soon as possible. Best of luck,

    James

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  • Who do i sue first?how can virginia do this..nj still shows no record..

    Got felony in 1990 nj,case expunged..worked on military bases 10ys.past 50 background checks then all of a sudden my expunged record shows up and i fail backgroundd check

    James’s Answer

    In Virginia (and probably similar to NJ), this is a issue with expungements that is not often well articulated. Expugements generally reach police (and related agency) and court records. That means that if something was put out on the internet or other locations, the expungement doesn't take care of that. What's more, some background checks manage to be really extensive and can pick up expunged charges.

    I agree with the other attorneys, you should try pull your record and see what's going on. You should also ask the entity that found your expunged charge to show you the record.

    As far as filing suit, you can reach out to some NJ attorneys to check. But I don't you're getting very far in Virginia.

    Best of luck.

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  • What's the chance charges will be dropped

    I was taken to jail in VA for 2 counts of distribution of cocaine from the charges are from 4 years ago they just now arrested me for it what's the chance my charges will be dropped I was not on the run and I've been going to court for 4 months s...

    James’s Answer

    I agree. You're really going to need to talk to your attorney about this one.

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  • Extradition Notification and Bond

    After I have waived my extradition in front of a judge, how will I be notified of the demanding states decision to accept or deny the extradition? I am currently pending charges here for a misdemeanor, but if the demanding state denies extradition...

    James’s Answer

    Usually, once you waive, the court sets a review date. That way the authorities know that the court is monitoring what's going on. There's not a specific date, and some are quicker than others. I imagine you were appointed an attorney to review your extradition rights. Reach out to him or her to make a call.

    Best of luck.

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  • Can i sue the local meat seller fro foreign object that broke my tooth?

    I bought a ground meat beef from a local hand cut meat shop (halal meat). It had a metal piece that broke my tooth. Doc suggest $5100 implant. I thought may be my mom put something into ground meat so i forgot thinking its bad luck. Yesterday i b...

    James’s Answer

    You can sue. The question is whether it's going to be worth the return on investment. If i were you, I'd talk to a local attorney. But also talk to the butcher to see if they are willing to come to some type of compromise.

    Best of luck.

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  • What grounds do I have to be granted bond knowing I was granted a new trail due to exculpatory evidence?

    Was found guilty on 3 charges by a jury. Judge just over turned the conviction which was a 20 year sentencing over turned due to expulatory evidence found in my cause.

    James’s Answer

    This is a complex question for a clearly complex case. You should be happy that you didn't have to wait years for the exculpatory evidence to be turned over. This is definitely a question for your trial attorney.

    Also keep in mind that Williamsburg is small place. I'd stick with talking to attorneys face-to-face on this one.

    Best of luck.

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  • Could the store owner tell him everything was ok and then collect money until it was paid for and then have him arrested. entra

    My son was charged with a misdemeanor domestic violence five years ago. He went to court and was not given any time but had to obey a restraining order, Last november he went to purchase a gun and when he went to complete the paper work he check n...

    James’s Answer

    Get him to a criminal defense attorney asap. It's an interesting issue from a legal side. The attorney will need to do the proper research to determine what, if any, defenses there are to the charge.

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  • Will my husbands prior felony cause him to go to jail even though it's not the same offense or would first offender be applied?

    My husband is a convicted felon for embezzlement in the state of va. Recently we got into a domestic dispute and although I am not pressing charges the commonwealth is for domestic assault. This is his first offense of assault and there is a first...

    James’s Answer

    He should absolutely speak to a local criminal defense attorney. The attorney will be able to educate him about the risk of trial v. taking the first offender program (if offered). One thing he needs to look into is whether take the first offender program would then trigger a probation violation for his felony probation. I haven't researched the issue, but I'm concerned that it would.

    Best of luck.

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  • Can I have her thrown off my Felony Firearms Case, due to her pressing those False Petit Larceny Charges against me?

    I am facing Firearm Felonies and my case has been going on for 2.5 yrs. now. The prosecution has also pressed False Shoplifting (Petit Larceny) charges against me, which Is a totally different case. These Petit Larceny was completely false, & I'...

    James’s Answer

    I agree - there are limited facts here. That said, you need to CALL a LOCAL attorney and give the details. Lynchburg is a small place. Don't get yourself in trouble by posting too much on the internet. That said, getting a court to throw off a prosecutor simply because you've been prosecuted more than once seems like a very long shot.

    Best of luck.

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  • If a gun owner does not report his firearm stolen, what can he be charged with if the gun is used in the commission of a crime?

    A firearm was stolen out of my fathers truck because he left it unlocked. This is the 2nd time this has happened in less than a couple of months. He refuses to report the second firearm.

    James’s Answer

    Stepping away from the "legal" side of it, I think a better question is why is he keeping firearms in a location where they can be stolen? He obviously didnt learn once, and now a second time. Rather than being worried that it'd be used in the commission of a crime, I'd be afraid of some kids getting a hold of it, then either hurting someone or themselves.

    He needs to get firearm safety training and take this more seriously.

    If the gun is later involved in an injury (much less a crime), he needs to be aware that there is legitimate concern about both criminal and civil implications. You need to have a serious sit down with him and determine how to ensure he and other people are safe. At the very least, he needs the RIOT Act read to him.

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