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The Impact of Social Media on Criminal Cases

Social media is a fact of modern life. In fact, it has been estimated that approximately 62% of the world’s population uses social media. Therefore, it isn’t surprising that social media can have an impact on criminal cases. If you’ve been charged with a crime, it’s important to understand how your use of social media […]

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White-Collar Crime: Defending Against Financial Fraud and Embezzlement Charges

White-collar crime consists of non-violent criminal acts used to obtain money or gain a personal or business advantage. The penalties for white-collar crime in Virginia are serious, and they may include incarceration, fines, and restitution. Therefore, if you’ve been charged with a white-collar crime, you should immediately seek legal counsel. Two serious types of white-collar […]

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Virginia Self-Defense Laws: When Protection Becomes a Legal Defense

The law generally requires people to keep their hands to themselves. However, there are some circumstances where it is acceptable to use physical force against a person. If you’ve been charged with a violent crime, and you weren’t the aggressor in the situation, you may be entitled to assert that you acted in self-defense. If […]

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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 […]

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