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  • Hi I had a charge of emblezzlement but it nolle and processed is that a conviction will that hurt me getting a hosing

    I was accussed of emblezzlemnt but went to court and it nolle and processed six years ago can I still get a apartment in my name

    Paul’s Answer

    If somebody denies you housing based solely on a dismissed charge, then they are violating your civil rights. Tim Kaine made a career out of enforcing such civil rights before he ever ran for office.

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  • Does my friend need to pay Palmer and Reifler?

    She got the infamous settlement offer in the mail. I've read up on this matter as much as I can but considering she was charged and taken to court for the criminal case, I wanted to be sure whether or not it was good idea to either ignore the lett...

    Paul’s Answer

    Under Virginia Law, the retailer does have the right to collect a certain amount for "expenses". That is what leads to this gravy train. However, many of the firms sending these collection letters are not even licensed in Virginia, and they have not been seen filing any civil cases in our local jurisdictions. Many folks have ignored them without any particular consequences.

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  • What should I do now that I do not have a court-appointed lawyer and cannot afford an attorney?

    I was informed that it was too late to get a court appointed lawyer and I do not meet the financial requirements to get one. I cannot afford a lawyer, so what do I do now?

    Paul’s Answer

    You should be sure to attend your court dates or things will get worse. Usually, the judges don't want to give any jail time if there is not an attorney, so they might appoint one and give you a postponement. Some judges will revoke your bond and hold you for the attorney to come see you and then seek a new bond.

    You should consult as many attorneys as you can and be ready to tell the judge what efforts you have been making.

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  • If a cop doesn't give you a DUI at the scene or inform you of your BAC or results of your other tests, what should I do?

    I was given a reckless driving and possession of alcohol ticket. I am 19 and my parents don't know that I was drinking while driving. I have been told my BAC will be brought up in court, but I wasn't given it. I was given other tests and wasn't to...

    Paul’s Answer

    It is unlikely that this will ever become a DUI, but it is a Wet Reckless, and that is a pretty serious charge. You didn't say anything about the driving, but a reckless might well be defended by an experienced lawyer. If not, you will likely see a six month suspension of your license for the reckless and another six month for the alcohol.

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  • 80 in limit of 55.

    I have been given reckless driving and asked to appear in court for driving 80 in limit of 55 in state of virginia. I only drove for 10 seconds at 80 mph just to overtake. What can happen now? what kind of penalties will put on me? I have a clean ...

    Paul’s Answer

    You should consult a Fairfax County Reckless Speeding lawyer, because there are many of us who handle these cases virtually every day. Depending on your circumstances, you may be able to have an attorney get the charge reduced to a non-reckless traffic offense and most of the time we can do it without even bringing the client back to Fairfax for court.

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  • How does a reconsideration work if you have to complete programs in order to get one ?

    My boyfriend got sentenced for three years six months and 30 days and the judge said that if he completed a few programs each program he completes is six months off his sentence. He is on his last program now and he graduates from that program ...

    Paul’s Answer

    If this is part of the original sentencing order, then it should work out just fine. You don't tell us anything about which court or type of charges, so this would be very hard to give any more specific answer. You must know so much more about this case than you are telling us here, but I'm not suggesting you need to provide more details online.

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  • Does speeding ticket from VA get transferred to NJ?

    I got a speeding ticket for 82 mph in 70 mph zone on I -80 south in VA , would like to know if the points get transferred to NJ?

    Paul’s Answer

    Are you sure this was in Virginia? Interstate 80 runs from New York City to San Francisco, but it does not pass through Virginia. Any out-of-state violation will tend to get 2 points in NJ if they get notice, and NJ also has some substantial civil penalties that they would impose for a Reckless driving conviction.

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  • Legal Liability DUI - post separation

    My wife's a drunk. She hasnt had a DUI yet, but drinks and drives all the time. I used to take her keys away and lock them in the safe on a regular basis while we were together. During the 6 years we were together I think she was hospitalized for ...

    Paul’s Answer

    Alcohol and substance abuse is a frequent subject in divorce proceedings. If it is extreme, it may help you get a very favorable result regarding property and even support issues. As a side benefit, and aggressive divorce attorney will force her to take a closer look at her drinking patterns and maybe she will back away from the bottle a little bit. That would benefit everybody.

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  • Can i be charged for more crimes after the original charges were issued but before court?

    i was recently charged with a class 1 and a class 2 misdemeanor. i met with an officer, signed my tickets, and went on my way. while signing the tickets the officer nonchalantly asked me a question about how these offenses occurred which could r...

    Paul’s Answer

    If you are contacted by PO-Lice, please refer them to your attorney. Even if you don't have an attorney, don't talk to them. Google for "Busted" and "don't talk to the police".

    And, Don't talk to the police.

    Paul Liam McGlone

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  • Why would an arrest warrant be sealed? What kind of crimes require sealed arrest warrant?

    Sealed arrest warrant in Virginia law. Would a lawyer know if he checks for an arrest warrant?

    Paul’s Answer

    In this case, the client usually knows vastly more than the lawyer, and, more particularly, vastly more than you are offering with this question. Let's have a confidential conversation with local counsel and you will get a much more accurate answer after you reveal why there might be an indictment or warrant in the first place.

    Don't try to solve this problem on an open web site. You are not anonymous.

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