Category Archives: Criminal Defense

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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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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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Reckless Discharge of a Firearm in Virginia

Virginia takes weapon charges seriously—very seriously. The state takes particular issue with those who discharge weapons in an illegal manner. If convicted of reckless discharge of a firearm in Virginia, a defendant faces incarceration, fines, and possibly the ability to own a firearm in the future. Therefore, if you have been charged with reckless discharge […]

  • Posted on: Aug 11 2023
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How You Can Get Your Drug Trafficking Charges Dismissed

If you are facing drug trafficking charges in Virginia, you must act quickly. The state imposes serious penalties on anyone convicted of trafficking drugs, so it is imperative that you do everything possible to fight your charges. When you work with an experienced criminal defense attorney, your odds of a successful outcome—including possible dismissal of […]

  • Posted on: Jun 15 2023
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What are the Penalties for Reckless Driving?

The state of Virginia takes reckless driving seriously, imposing steep penalties on those who are convicted of this crime. Therefore, if you have been charged with reckless driving in Virginia, it is imperative that you seek the assistance of an experienced Virginia criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. In this article, we examine the […]

  • Posted on: Jun 8 2023
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Consequences of Being Arrested in a Prostitution Sting

A prostitution sting is an organized effort by law enforcement to crack down on prostitution and human trafficking. Not only is being arrested in a prostitution sting a humiliating experience, but a conviction carries serious consequences. In this article, we discuss the consequences of being arrested in a prostitution sting in Virginia.  What is Prostitution?  […]

  • Posted on: May 29 2023
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