Blog Posts in 2013

The Value of Discretion and Confidentiality

A person faces criminal charges very often endures the most humiliating moments of their lives. Arrest records are public information. Many jurisdictions have "jail tag" or ...
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Grand Larceny and Shoplifting

One of the most frequent crimes in our area is larceny and other theft related crimes. These crimes can be as innocuous as a shoplifting at a local mall or as insidious as the grand larceny an ...
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Defenses for Drug Possession

Have you been arrested for the possession of controlled substances? Whether you were accused of possessing illegal drugs for personal use or possession with intent to sell, a Richmond drug crimes ...
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Can the Police Search the Trunk of Your Car Without a Warrant?

Vehicle searches are some of the most hotly contested issues in constitutional criminal law. Traffic stops frequently evolve into full scale federal drug cases or charges for possession with intent to ...
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Drug Offenses in Henrico County

In the Richmond area Henrico County has the highest incidence of drug related arrests. This is a function of many factors. One of the primary factors is the population. It is important for an ...
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Virginia's New Texting While Driving Laws

On July 1, 2013 several new laws will affect Virginia Drivers. The most well known change involves texting while driving. Presently texting while driving is a secondary offense. After July 1, texting ...
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What to Do After a DUI Arrest

Have you been accused and arrested for drunk driving in Virginia? Being arrested is a humiliating, scary and unpredictable experience and being at the mercy of the judicial system is not a place you ...
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Juvenile Court and Domestic Relations Courts

If you have been charged with assault on a family member or a domestic violence offense in Fairfax County you will definitely need legal assistance. These charges are almost exclusively heard in ...
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Drug crimes and the punishments for convictions

Marijuana, heroin, ecstasy cocaine, crack, (cocaine base) and meth are very frequently abused drugs. Accordingly the criminal justice system is flooded with violations for both possession and ...
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Prosecution Threats

In a recent case a prosecutor "threatened" to seek felony charges against one of my clients if the client refused to accept a plea offer on a misdemeanor. In some situations a ...
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Rape and sexual assault charges

In recent years Virginia prosecutors have increasingly pursued " date-rape " and known person sexual assault cases. For a variety of reasons, these events most frequently involve college ...
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