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Juvenile vs. Adult Criminal Cases: Understanding the Differences

The state of Virginia treats juvenile and criminal cases differently. Although there are several reasons for this, the primary one is that juveniles lack the judgment of adults. Therefore, the juvenile system stresses the importance of rehabilitation over punishment. In this article, we examine the differences between juvenile and criminal cases in Virginia.  Rehabilitation vs. […]

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Plea Bargaining in Criminal Cases: Pros and Cons

Very few criminal cases go to trial. In fact, it has been estimated that well over 90% of all criminal cases result in a plea bargain. A plea bargain is an agreement between the defendant and prosecutor in a criminal case. This type of agreement allows a criminal defendant to either plead guilty to a […]

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Navigating Child Support Modification Requests

In Virginia, the court calculates child support based on both parents’ income at the time of the custody hearing. However, if either parent’s income changes at some point, then the court can modify the child support order to reflect that. In this article, we discuss how to navigate child support modification requests in Virginia.  Acceptable […]

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White-Collar Crime Defense: Tackling Complex Financial Criminal Charges

Although many people believe that white-collar crimes are not serious due to their non-violent nature, this is not the case. In fact, most white-collar crimes carry serious penalties, including prison time. Therefore, if you’ve been charged with a white-collar crime, you should work with an experienced criminal defense attorney to help you mount a strong […]

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How Miranda Rights Protect You During Police Interrogations

If you are ever interrogated by the police, it is important that you understand your Miranda rights. Miranda rights are designed to protect those in police custody from self-incrimination. Although most people are familiar with the general concept of Miranda rights, not many understand what they are and what they entail. In this article, we […]

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What to Expect After a Virginia Arrest

Getting arrested is undoubtedly a scary experience, particularly for first-time arrestees. In addition to anxiety regarding the outcome of one’s case, uncertainty regarding the arrest process, i.e., fear of the unknown, greatly contributes to the emotions experienced following a Virginia arrest. Therefore, it’s imperative to immediately seek the assistance of an experienced Virginia criminal defense […]

  • Posted on: Sep 26 2023
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What Is the Duration of an Aggravated Assault Case?

Aggravated assault is a serious crime. A person who is convicted of aggravated assault in Virginia faces multiple penalties, including fines and jail or prison time. In addition, an aggravated assault charge in Virginia can take up a significant amount of a defendant’s time, causing a defendant to miss work, school, and other important activities. […]

  • Posted on: Sep 22 2023
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The Penalties for Fleeing the Scene of a Hit and Run

Leaving the scene of an accident in Virginia is a serious offense. Also called a hit and run, this act carries stringent penalties, including possible incarceration and fines. In this article, we examine the penalties for fleeing the scene of a hit and run in the state of Virginia.  Types of Hit and Run Charges […]

  • Posted on: Sep 13 2023
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Examining Search and Seizure Issues and Fighting Against Drug Charges 

The United States Constitution provides people with many protections, one of which is protection against unreasonable searches and seizures. This doesn’t stop the police, however, from routinely violating people’s rights. One area in which the authorities often run afoul of these protections is drug arrests. When the police make search and seizure errors during a […]

  • Posted on: Aug 24 2023
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Legal Consequences of Mail and Wire Fraud

Mail fraud and wire fraud are serious crimes that have serious criminal penalties. In fact, both of these forms of fraud are federal criminal offenses. To convict a person of these crimes, the prosecution must prove that the person charged is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. The prosecution also must prove that the defendant’s behavior […]

  • Posted on: Aug 15 2023
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