Aaron Pomeranz is a Virginia criminal defense attorney who formerly served with the Norfolk Police Department for almost 25 years. He brings unique knowledge and insight into how law enforcement and prosecutors build a case against his clients.
A: Unfortunately, you do not have any appeal avenues regarding the criminal matter available because of the passage of time beyond the deadlines.
If you want to seek possible civil rights claims against the police officers, you need to speak to an attorney that is an expert in those matters to evaluate a possible claim. Time is of the essence because there are statutes of limitation issues that need to be evaluated as well.
A: Without more information, it is not possible for an attorney to give you an estimated sentence. There are numerous factors which include his past criminal record, the number of probation violation, the amount of drugs in his possession, etc.
A: As a general rule, witnesses do not need representation. If there is any concern that she may implicate herself while testifying to that crime or any other, then you should consult an attorney before going to court.