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Can't believe it is a criminal charge Other Criminal Charges & Offenses

Discussion in 'Criminal Charges' started by bpdasus, Jul 8, 2022.

  1. Redemptionman

    Redemptionman Active Member

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    Okay so, if it was a district court then I would not worry about trying to do anything with it. If it was a circuit county court and you paid a larger fine than you would in a lower court and you want to have it removed then you can do that in Virginia

    beginning July 1 2021 you can have certain felonies and most misdemeanors expunged. Again, if you are so worried about it run a background check on yourself in a few months and see if it shows. I tend to believe the judge when he said it would not show up.
     
  2. Tax Counsel

    Tax Counsel Well-Known Member

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    Not in Virginia. Failure to wear a seat belt is a civil matter, not a criminal one. See VA Code §
    46.2-1094.

    But that difference doesn't help you at all in defending against this charge because the state legislature may decide that the two offenses are different and apply different penalties for them.


    No, it does not get reported. The crimes that get reported to the State Police for inclusion in its criminal database are set out in VA Code § 19.2-390. Your offense is not among those specified in that section.
     
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    Just because it isn't criminal doesn't mean it's not reported. Summary offenses in PA for example, show up on live scan.
     
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  4. bpdasus

    bpdasus Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Ok thank you. I will do that.
     
  5. bpdasus

    bpdasus Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Ok, thank you!
     
  6. leslie82

    leslie82 Well-Known Member

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    "We had life vests for everyone in the boat, and I had every intention of putting mine on before taking off. Unfortunately, I did not get that far, as a Sheriff's deputy pulled me over and cited me for not wearing a life vest."

    You didn't put your vest on though. You even said you knew you had to have it on as you had "every intention" of putting it on. You broke the law. Why would it be ok to just have a life vest next to you? How does that help you if you fall in the water? And yet everyone else had a vest on but you didn't...

    You do you but no sympathy here. You knew better.
     

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