Hello, I have court coming up next Monday at Prince William in VA. I would like to get a quote to have an attorney come with me. I'm willing to pay a reasonable hourly rate for the attorney to learn details about my case, and come with my to cour...
Lawyers are not allowed to use the "ask a lawyer" app to bid for work. You will have to contact a lawyer directly to get that type of information.See question
I got caught with possession, first time offense, nothing else really on my record. I have a lawyer and am going to try to get the case dropped, I did some community service and took a clean drug test a week ago to show in court and there are a fe...
Fairfax does not normally drug test a routine marijuana defendant in court. However, if your lawyer is trying to get the prosecutor to drop the charge, there is nothing that prevents that from being a condition of the dismissal.See question
If arrested for felony embezzlement of $250.
You will not be asked to enter a plea at your first hearing. You probably won't be allowed to talk about the case at all. The purpose of that hearing is to tell you that you are facing jail or prison time and need a lawyer. If you cannot afford an attorney, you can ask to be interviewed to see if you qualify for court appointed counsel.
Once you get an attorney, be open with that person about what happened and about what you've said about it to people like the police or your boss. I hate it when I get to court and find out I'm the last to know about something my client said or did.
Finally, start saving up money to pay the employer back in the event you are found guilty or accept a plea offer. Money is very persuasive when your lawyer is trying to convince a prosecutor to give you a break on this kind of charge.See question
I went to the store and around the evening time and the store clerk handed me my pack of cigarettes and I went home,30min later my wife got a call,stating the manager was threatening,Sayin if you don't bring those cigarettes back were gonna call t...
A third offense of petit larceny is a class 6 felony, which means the punishment can include up to 5 years in prison and a fine of no more than $2,500 plus court costs. It is impossible to say what the sentencing guidelines recommend without more information that I would not advise you to post hear. Even then, sentencing guidelines are just a recommendation and do not require the judge to do what they say. The judge is free to order any sentence up to and including the maximum allowed.
You should get a lawyer as soon as possible if you haven't already done so. If you paid for the cigarettes, be sure to give your receipt to your lawyer and ask your lawyer to subpoena any store video footage of the incident.See question
in my city of roanoke virginia i own a lawn care business one day i saw this mower sitting on curb all day so i stopped and knocked no one was home so i talked to neighbors and left them my business card in case it was not in trash i could bring i...
You may have a defense regarding your intent, but that is a defense to a charge in court, not something that prevents a charge from happening.
You'll need a lawyer to help you with this. It's a serious charge that could send you to prison and haunt you for the rest of your life.See question
I waived my right to trail back in 10/90. I was charged with malicious wounding but found guilty of Unlawfully wounding in Alexandria, Virginia circuit court. Can anyone help me? Thx...
Once you entered that guilty plea to unlawful wounding (or the judge found you guilty if you fought it all the way) you lost the right to have the case expunged. Expungement is only an option for people whose charges were dropped or who were found not guilty.See question
He has 7 charges grand larceny, felony eluding, damage of property, reckless driving, driving on a suspended license an no seatbelt
These are serious charges. All except the seatbelt charge have incarceration as a possible sentence. At least 8 of these are felonies, which could mean more than 6 months or even years in prison. He should have a lawyer helping him in court. That person is the best person to give you a realistic estimate on what sentencing is likely to be.See question
I hit my husband and he filed charges I was arrested and let out because I have a clean record but I can't get a lawyer til one is appointed to me So I don't want to plead guilty when in the situation he provoked me so to me he's guilty of ca...
Most judges will not let you discuss the case with them at this time.
They just want to make sure you know you're facing the possibility of jail time and need a lawyer. They will want to know if you're going to hire a private attorney or ask for a court-appointed attorney. If you need a court-appointed attorney, they will want to interview you to make sure you qualify (meaning that you really can't afford to hire one). Then you will come back on another day for the actual hearing about what happened.
Stay calm and polite. Be on time for court and listen to what the judge says. You'll be fine.See question
My neice was on probation for several DUIs and revoked license. She had served 30 days in the county jail. Last week, she drove a vehicle with a 9 yr. old passenger. She wrecked the vehicle (one car) resulting in the child's death. I'm hoping she ...
If a child is dead as the result of a DWI car accident, I would expect to see more charges than what you've mentioned here. I would expect the probation violation to allege your niece violated probation by getting new charges. There are no guidelines for that type of probation violation, but the judge would likely consider how bad the new charges are when deciding what to do with the violation.
I would also expect to see the new charges to include felony DWI, felony driving while revoked, and DWI manslaughter. The facts you describe would not be a mere child endangerment case.
Your niece needs a lawyer as soon as possible. She is facing years in prison in addition to the pain of knowing she killed a child when she was too drunk to drive.See question
I was convicted of forgery for signing my name to a traffic ticket but before they told me I could go in confessed and told them my name and signed another ticket. I was then taken to jail and they released me on a recognized bond.
The status of your case is unclear to me. Were you convicted of forgery, recently arrested for forgery, or both? If you have been convicted, you cannot possess a firearm without first getting your right to do so restored by your local circuit court.
If you have a charge pending, I recommend you wait. There's no point getting one if you may have to get rid of it in a hurry in the foreseeable future.
It is a felony for a convicted felon to be in possession of a firearm. If the prior felony conviction is nonviolent, possessing a firearm has a 3 year mandatory MINIMUM sentence.See question