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Month: November 2019

Details remain vague after fatal Virginia crash

Additional charges are pending against a 41-year-old Virginia man arrested for allegedly driving under the influence in connection with a fatal midafternoon crash approximately two weeks ago in Hanover County. Authorities incarcerated him in the Pamunkey Regional Jail...

Selective memory: Why eyewitness lineups are not always accurate

The United States judicial system is designed to prosecute criminals, protect victims and uphold the law. Eyewitness identification and testimonies are often used in criminal cases as a way to place the suspect at the crime scene. Unfortunately, eyewitness...

Were your civil rights violated during an arrest?

Police misconduct is a phrase you probably have heard before. If you feel unsettled after an arrest or police search, there could be a good reason for it. Police have to abide by certain standards, and suspects always have rights. Police interrogations are inherently...

Marital property: Claiming what is rightfully yours

Going through a divorce is often emotional and may be a bit overwhelming at times. You may be busy figuring out details regarding your living situation, making decisions regarding your financial arrangements and determining child custody. One of the most difficult...

Can you have your Virginia criminal record sealed?

If you have been charged with a crime in Virginia but were not convicted, you are likely all too aware that even if not proven guilty, you may still not be considered innocent. Although not found or proven to have committed an offense, a criminal charge on your record...