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Criminal Defense

Current Virginia drug laws can be puzzling

Marijuana laws are changing across the United States. More and more, there is a rise in its legalization for recreational use. In Virginia, however, change is slow in coming. The commonwealth changed its laws on July 1 allowing people to have four plants without...

New law prohibiting police from stopping cars for some violations

There are many different traffic laws that people in Virginia must follow. There are speed limits, stop signs and stop lights, people need to signal turns, yield in certain situations, drive within their lanes and follow many other laws. There are also laws that...

Ways to challenge a breathalyzer test

There are several possible ways to challenge a breathalyzer test that has resulted in drunk driving charges. A DUI can be devastating for many accused drivers and can take a toll on both accused drivers and their families which is why accused drivers should be...

What are DUI penalties in Virginia?

Drunk driving penalties can be a significant set back for accused drivers. For that reason, accused drivers in Virginia should know what the penalties are how to fight drunk driving charges. The penalties for drunk driving charges There are several different penalties...

How long are license suspensions after a DUI?

As it is now summer in Virginia, people will be out with friends and family enjoying the warm weather. There are many different activities that people do with their friends and family, but it is common for people to drink alcohol while they are participating in these...

What are possible defenses to theft?

Theft charges can result in jail time, fines and other possible penalties and consequences. For that reason, individuals who have been accused of a theft crime should be familiar with their criminal defense options and how to go about them. Defenses to theft charges...

Woman arrested for DUI after turning onto train tracks

Driving is a privilege and should be treated as such. Motorists are expected to be properly licensed and are trusted to operate a motor vehicle in accordance with the rules of the road. In Virginia, like other states across the nation, motorists are legally obligated...

What constitutes criminal family abuse in Virginia?

Those who are accused of domestic assault may have many concerns. They may wonder how these charges will affect their children and their job. These are valid concerns, which is why it is important to have a basic understanding of domestic assault laws in Virginia....

Traffic stop leads to DUI and felony assault charges

In Virginia, when a person is investigated by law enforcement for a possible case of driving under the influence, it can lead to an arrest. The penalties for a DUI conviction are often harsh with the possibility of a driver’s license suspension, jail time, fines and...

Reckless driving in Virginia-it’s serious

When a person is facing a traffic infraction in Virginia they may not think it’s a big deal. I mean, everyone gets a ticket at some point in their driving career, right? Not all driving tickets are created equal and one such serious charge is reckless driving. What...