A friend has a court order for fare evasion in Virginia. I understand that it is considered misdemeanor criminal offense. She jump over the barrier knowingly. How can she avoid having this criminal offense going as a permanent record? Does she needs a lawer to pleat for her? She has no other records. Thank you for your help.
1 Answer from Attorneys
Yes, your friend should have an attorney representing her on this seemingly minor
offense in order to have any chance for a disposition of this charge that may allow
her to escape without a permanent record of this misdemeanor offense (and even
with an attorney it many not happen).