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Derek is a business minded attorney laser-focused on results. He possess the knowledge and experience to serve all your business legal needs. His primary practice is in the areas of business, franchising, and litigation.
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
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Construction Contracts, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
Real Estate Law
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Virginia State Bar
ID Number: 78383
Waldrop & Colvin
Assistant General Counsel
Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney
Commonwealth's Attorney's Office, City of Suffolk
Commonwealth's Attorney's Office, City of Portsmouth
Pennsylvania State University
Old Dominion University
Five Years of Service
City of Suffolk
Five Years of Service
City of Portsmouth
Service to Law Enforcement
City of Portsmouth Police Department
Recognized by the Police Department for the City of Portsmouth, Virginia for Service to Law Enforcement in connection with the successful prosecution of multiple defendants arising from the attempted capital murder of a law enforcement officer.
A: It is not clear what you are asking. You should talk to a local attorney in Roanoke (or whatever locality is alleging a violation). There are typically two ways you can be locked up for a probation violation - pre-hearing (if you are denied bail or cannot post it) or post-hearing (if you are sentenced to active time). Whether the court has discretion to impose an active sentence post-hearing depends on the nature of the violation. Your PO may decide when to issue a violation letter, but they do not give legal advice or determine the sentence. Further, if you do not appear and a capias is issued, that is another issue. Working with local counsel is often best because they understand the local
procedures and can advise on your specific circumstances. ... Read More
A: Its not clear what exactly is occurring in your case, but you should consult with a franchise attorney in your area to discuss. Anyone can file a lawsuit, but not all law suits are viable or filed in good faith.
If you signed a franchise agreement with a franchisor granting you the right to operate in a specific territory, the franchisor should not have granted those same rights to anyone else. Likewise, if the franchisor signed an agreement granting an exclusive territory to someone else, they should not have sold a franchise to you. Franchisors do not typically grant state-wide territories, except as part of a master agreement.
A franchise attorney can give advice on how to proceed
when they understand your rights under the franchise agreement and what is being alleged by the third party. ... Read More
A: There is likely probable cause to charge you under Virginia Code Section 18.2-371 for rendering the child in need of supervision. There may be additional charges. It sounds like the charging decision is left to the discretion of the prosecutor in that jurisdiction. If charged, you should retain counsel to review the facts and circumstances.