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Alexandria Virginia Law Blog

If I’m being pulled over, can I avoid a ticket?

It is one of the most common questions drivers have when they get pulled over: how do I avoid this ticket? But, the truth is, there is no guaranteed way to avoid a ticket. However, there are things that you can do to make it more likely that the police officer will...

What are some special issues in a professional divorce?

Doctors, lawyers and other professionals who are involved in a divorce may have a lot of questions about how it will affect both their family lives and their practices. To some extent, a divorce involving a professional works the same as any other Virginia divorce....

Understanding implied consent laws in Virginia

An arrest on DWI charges in Virginia can lead to serious consequences that will impact an individual’s life. A DWI conviction will remain on their record, which may limit their ability to get a job or to keep the one they have. Depending on the circumstances and the...

Avoiding a summertime DWI

Summer is coming soon, which means barbecues, boating, beach trips, concerts and other outdoor activities. Alcohol is a part of many people’s summer events, which means an increased chance of a DWI. DWIs significantly increase during the summertime months of June,...

Five ways to prepare for the property division process

If you’re headed for a high-asset divorce, then you might be worried about the property division process and how it’ll affect your finances. This is understandable. After all, the outcome of your divorce could have tremendous implications in both the short-term and...

Preparing for your custody hearing

In a perfect world, separated Virginia parents would agree on a custody arrangement, and that arrangement would always work smoothly. However, things rarely, if ever, work out this way. The reality is, even if you and your co-parent put forth good faith efforts to...

Managing your emotions when dividing property in a divorce

Going through a divorce is often painful and emotional. Even if you and your spouse remain amicable, attitudes can quickly change when the property division process begins and stress increases. You may be in a great deal of pain and feel like you are in no position to...

Understanding protective orders in Virginia

Virginia residents can obtain a protective order against someone who they believe is a danger to their health or safety. Protective orders are designed to help domestic violence victims; however, people with protective orders entered against them may face damage to...

Domestic assault and battery charges can mean jail

Like other states, Virginia prosecutors and police take allegations of domestic abuse seriously. For this and other reasons, many Alexandria residents may face charges related to domestic violence. In reality, any squabble at home can easily get to the point where one...

Affirmative defenses and common defenses for DUIs

Whether it is a motorists first time being pulled over by the police or has met this fate several times before, it is important that one understands the process associated with a traffic stop. This is especially true for those suspected of drunk driving. Oftentimes, a...