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  • Farley on trial in Halifax today on charge arising f...

    Thursday Jan 21 | via SoVaNow.com 

    Former Cherokee Tobacco president Kathy Farley is due back in court this morning, this time to answer a felony theft charge arising from a yard sale transaction gone sour. Farley, who has been sentenced to 60 months in federal prison on unrelated tax evasion and fraud charges stemming from her tenure as president of Cherokee, was charged in May with obtaining more than $200 on false pretenses after allegedly selling a refrigerator to a local buyer and then failing to deliver the merchandise.

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    Related Topix: Halifax, VA, Federal Prisons, Prison, Halifax County, VA, South Boston, VA

  • Hospital stays out of police lawsuit

    Wednesday Jan 13 | via SoVaNow.com 

    Halifax County High School varsity boys basketball team had a hard time getting anything positive to happen on either side of the court Tuesday, falling 76-49 to GW-Danville. Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital has won its bid to stay out of the $25 million civil lawsuit brought by the family of Linwood Raymond Lambert Jr. against the South Boston Police Department.

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Halifax Law

Can an off duty officer give you a speeding ticket?
I was pulled over Saturday morning at 4 a.m. for speeding and then was arrested for a DWI after blowing 0.09
If the speed was calculated by LASER, RADAR or VASCAR, then my answer would be "NO" because Va Code 46.2-882 says in...
Will my auto insurance be effected if a friend got a DUI driving my car?
This friend of my husband was using our vehicle while we were on vacation & he hot a DUI causing the truck to be impounded. We were not called by the police but told the next day by the friend. His parents got our truck back. Is this going to mess up our auto insurance?
While the answer to this question varies from state to state and from one insurance to another, its unlikely that the...
Will I have to abide by Virginia law and my license be suspended for a year ?
I live in and licensed in the state of Virginia while on vacation in Indiana I got a dui I plead guilty and got a 90 day license suspension and fines as well a two days in jail this was my first offense. Now the DMV in virginia has been notified and my license suspended. My question is will I have to abide by Va law and my license be suspended for a year even though Indiana court only suspended it for 90 days and no laws were broken in the state of va.
In short, yes, you will not be able to avoid Virginia's mandatory one-year suspension of your driver's license if you...
What happens with your arrested for TWO DUI within one month?
Fiancé arrested for DUI, less than a month later arrested for second DUI.
You need to speak with an experienced attorney. There will be mandatory jail periods if he is found guilty of the...
How will a dismissed/expunged DUI affect citizenship?
I was charged with a DWI first offense in Fairfax County VA. The officer made a mistake by arresting me and I hired a lawyer. The case was obviously dismissed by the judge and the charges expunged. I am a US permanent resident and am now eligible for citizenship, do I have to mention this incident on my N-400 (because my case was dismissed and expunged therefore it "legally" never happened). Furthermore, am I going to face any problems with obtaining my citizenship?
The N-400 specifically asks if you've ever been arrested or cited - don't try to hide anything just because it was...
Is there any way to sastifiy "mandatory" jail time for a 2nd DUI charge in 5 years (bac 0.19) without sitting in a jail cell?
I was convictied of a 2nd DUI in five years with a bac of 0.19%. I received the mandatory 30 day sentence (weekends). I did not appeal and have already served the first weekend. My question is, is there any other way to satisfy the 30 days without sitting in a jail cell? I am serverly diabetic and cannot physically endure what it takes to serve 48 hours each weekend in a cell. Also I have nothing else on my record other than the first DUI (4 years 10 months ago). There was no accident or property damage in either case. Thank you for your responses
Regrettably, no. Mandatory jail time in Virginia is just that - mandatory time behind bars. If 10 days have not...
I just got a DUI 0.16 (I was stupid and I'm not proud of myself) be reduced to a reckless driving?
I just got a DUI 0.16 (I was stupid and I'm not proud of myself) be reduced to a reckless driving?
Dear Christiansburg - You have not yet been convicted!! So, do not post any additional facts on any on line forum....