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Category Archives: Criminal Defense

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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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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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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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