Damascus Crime

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  • Judge sentences trail-hiking fugitive to 8 years in ...

    Jun 22, 2016 | via White Lake Beacon 

    A federal judge cited the defendant's "sheer greed" and damage to his family on Wednesday as she ordered an eight-year prison sentence for a Kentucky accountant who spent most of six years as a fugitive in an $8.7 million embezzlement case roaming the Appalachian Trail. U.S. District Judge Susan Dlott went above even the prosecutor's recommended sentence for James T. Hammes, 54. She pointed to the large amount of money taken in a scheme that went on more than a decade and evidence that he had long planned to assume a new identity and flee if it was discovered.

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  • Sentencing planned in Ohio for trail-hiking fugitive

    Jun 22, 2016 | via Norwalk Citizen News 

    A Kentucky accountant who spent most of six years as a fugitive in an embezzlement case roaming the Appalachian Trail will soon learn how many more years he will spend behind bars. U.S. District Judge Susan Dlott scheduled sentencing Wednesday for 54-year-old James T. Hammes in Cincinnati.

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Damascus Law

Will I have to complete the vasap program in VA if I already completed PA's alcohol program and requirements?
I got a 1st offense dui in Pennsylvania at the highest tier but have a Virginia license. My PA lawyer is unsure of what I will have to do in VA.
Virginia DMV is a creature that does what it wants. If you get a notice that your license will be suspended unless you...
Alright I was charged with dwi and marijuana possession, searched, and no miranda rights.
After a sobriety test, the officer asked me if he'd find anything illegal, I said no, he then felt my pockets and pulled out a baggy of marijuana, I didn't consent to a search, and I thought they couldn't take out my personal property without asking ME to do so, (unless it be a weapon) , I showed no sign of danger that would even provoke him to search me, he placed me under arrest and stuck me in the cruiser without reading me my rights THEN asked me to consent to a drug test, which ("not knowing my rights to silence" I agreed to... is there a case here?
Case for what...,,,,,,,,,........,,,,,,
I have been revoked for probation for a second time. For driving suspended.
My first violation was three years ago.iv completed 7 years of my ten years of probation. Just wanna know if I'm looking at a long time in jail? Any help would be great
The amount of any jail associated with a probation violation is up to the Judge hearing the matter. With this being...
Options on Vasap program. Can Adsap class from a differnt state be considered? my options may be. VASAP is VA , ADSAP is SC,
dui in VA in 1997.Now I had lived back an forth from differnt states as a teenagers and had a DL in Sc before I ever had a VA DL.Now, when my suspen time was up SC allowed me to take the ADSAP PROGRAM,& make a Sc driver License. carried sr22 , the whole thingLIKE 2003.. Passed class w/ no problems etc. Now I knew I wouldnt be able to Drive In the state of VA until i got some other matters cleard up.They were just traffic tickets &court costs that never got paid.& I was told VA dmv still will need there re-instaement fees etc. as which they should. Now yrs later now2011.all my fines an old court cost in Va is paid.But lady at court says i still need 2take vasap.long story short.COULD I PETENTION COURT TO DROP THE VASAP PART? SINCE ITS BEEN 10PLUS YRS.& IVE HAD NO MORE DUI& I COMPLETED ADSAP
You should seek counsel for this issue. Your facts are complicated and somewhat incomplete. In 1997, VA law required...
What can I do to contest a DUI charge in Virginia?
I submitted to FSTs and roadside breath. Refused breath/blood at station. Transported to the hospital after having an anxiety attack. I am also in the military and facing several issues as well.
You can retain an attorney. It's futile trying to do anything on your own. If you knew the law you wouldn't have...
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 falling down the stairs twice and for alcohol detox with DTs 3 times (Or something like that, I lost count). Now that we're getting separated and I've found a place to stay, I kept her keys because I feel that I would still be liable if I let her drive. Is that correct? Can I address this in a separation agreement or do we need to re-title the cars and re-do the loan first? What if she gets a rental car on her own credit card?
Are you talking about civil or criminal liability? If you are this concerned then I suggest that you get into a...
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 told if I passed. I understand they tried to give me another chance by not charging me with a DUI, but can they still when I get to court. I have never had any prior charges with the law of any sort and have good grades and no accidents prior to this. I understand I deserve a punishment but would like to understand to what extent this could be. While the punishment does vary judge to judge, I was wondering if this will get taken off my record somehow since it is NOT a felony because they didn't charge me with a DUI.
Go ahead and tell your parents about this. They will help you hire a good lawyer. A conviction for this will stay on...