Most definitely if legally permitted. Retain a counsel ASAP.
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If you filed a complaint with the prosecutor's office when he damaged your windshield, you should contact the victims' unit in the prosecutor's office and relay that information to them. If you have additional questions contact a Virginia criminal defense attorney.
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Maybe. Depends on when the prior convictions or bad acts a occurred. A judge may refuse to allow them in as evidence.
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Only the commonwealth attorney's office may file felony charges in Virginia. If that's the case, they will be prosecuting the matter for you. What evidence is presented at the trial is at their discretion.
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