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Driving with an Open Container in Virginia

The state of Virginia does not have a law expressly prohibiting passengers in a motor vehicle from possessing an open container of alcohol. However, if law enforcement discovers an open container in a vehicle, the driver can face serious consequences under Virginia’s open container law. In this article, we discuss driving with an open container […]

  • Posted on: May 19 2023
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What is the Legal Process in a Domestic Violence Case?

The state of Virginia takes domestic violence seriously. A person who is convicted of domestic violence faces possible jail time, fines, and restrictions on contacting the victim in the case. In addition, even a defendant who is ultimately acquitted of domestic violence charges may suffer damage to his or her reputation. Therefore, as a defendant […]

  • Posted on: May 10 2023
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Common Defenses to Eluding Police Charges

In Virginia, eluding the police occurs when a person disregards a police officer’s signal to stop. The crime of eluding the police can be either a misdemeanor or a felony, and it is punishable by fines, jail, and a mandatory license suspension. In this article, we examine common defenses to evading arrest charges in Virginia.  […]

  • Posted on: Apr 20 2023
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How an Attorney Can Help You in Your DUI Case

The police receive specialized training to detect and arrest drunk drivers. In addition, state prosecutors are highly motivated to convict those who are facing DUI charges. Therefore, if you have been arrested and charged with DUI, you are facing an uphill battle. And trying to represent yourself in your criminal case can only make things […]

  • Posted on: Apr 7 2023
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John C. Clark Joins Walker Jones 

Walker Jones, PC, with offices in Old Town Warrenton and Washington, Virginia, is pleased to announce that John C. Clark has joined the firm as partner.  Mr. Clark’s concentration is Criminal Law.     He is admitted to the Virginia State Bar, the D.C. Bar, and the Florida Bar.  In addition, Mr. Clark is a […]

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What to Do if You’ve Been Accused of a Hit and Run Accident 

Leaving the scene of an accident in Virginia is a serious criminal offense. In fact, a hit-and-run conviction in Virginia can result in incarceration, restitution, and fines. Therefore, if you are facing a hit-and-run charge, you must take it seriously. In this article, we explain what to do if you’ve been accused of a hit-and-run […]

  • Posted on: Mar 21 2023
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What is the Offense of Online Solicitation?

The state of Virginia aggressively prosecutes people who are charged with sex offenses. The consequences of a sex crime conviction in Virginia include incarceration, fines, and inclusion on the sex offender registry. In addition, a conviction for a sexual offense of any kind often results in multiple collateral consequences for the offender. Online solicitation is […]

  • Posted on: Mar 16 2023
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Do I Have to Talk to the Police in Virginia? 

Many people believe that refusing to speak with the police will make them look suspicious or guilty. Some people even believe that refusing to talk to a law enforcement officer is against the law. This couldn’t be further from the truth, however. In most cases, you are under no obligation to speak with a law […]

  • Posted on: Mar 14 2023
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Preparing for a Consultation with a Criminal Defense Attorney

If you have recently been charged with a crime, you are probably experiencing a wide range of emotions, including fear, anger, and confusion. Fortunately, when you hire an experienced criminal defense attorney, you can alleviate some of the stress associated with being a criminal defendant. The first step in hiring an attorney is scheduling an […]

  • Posted on: Jan 21 2023
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Do I Need to Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney?

If you’ve been charged with a crime in Virginia, you’re probably experiencing a bevy of emotions. Fear, anger, anxiousness, and confusion are just a few of the emotions criminal defendants experience. And to make matters worse, people charged with crimes in Virginia must attempt to navigate the criminal justice system—a system that is complicated and […]

  • Posted on: Dec 14 2022
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