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Asset Forfeiture - Click here to view all posts
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  • Asset Forfeiture Shakedown
    Local police and prosecutors have authority to take cash, cars, homes, and from private citizens without a court convicting those citizens of any crime. In some cases they take these things without ...
Criminal Defense - Click here to view all posts
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Domestic Violence - Click here to view all posts
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  • First Time Offenders In Virginia
    Most people think that the first time they get in trouble, the justice system will give them a break since they don't have a prior record. Sadly, the request for leniency has different results ...
  • The Reality Of Domestic Violence Charges
    According to the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance, domestic violence is defined as “[a] pattern of abusive behaviors used by one individual intended to exert power and ...
  • 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 ...
Drug Crimes - Click here to view all posts
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  • First Time Offenders In Virginia
    Most people think that the first time they get in trouble, the justice system will give them a break since they don't have a prior record. Sadly, the request for leniency has different results ...
  • Reduction in Low Level Casualties in the War on Drugs
    U.S. Attorney general Eric Holder is proposing to reduce sentencing exposure for 70 percent of the drug offenders in the federal system. The attorney general is trying to cut the burden on the Federal ...
  • 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 ...
DUI - Click here to view all posts
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  • First Time Offenders In Virginia
    Most people think that the first time they get in trouble, the justice system will give them a break since they don't have a prior record. Sadly, the request for leniency has different results ...
  • Passing DUI Checkpoints and The Recent Viral Video
    GET THROUGH SOBRIETY CHECKPOINTS: Sobriety checkpoints are one of the most misunderstood police tools in common use. A viral video posted this week shows a Florida man testing out a clever approach ...
  • 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 ...
Falsely Accused - Click here to view all posts
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  • Police Arrest and Ticket Quotas in Virginia
    For years Virginia citizens have felt that officers write more tickets at the end of each month to meet perceived arrest and ticket quotas. in July 2014 a former officer with the Chesterfield Police ...
  • What to do if you're falsely accused
    19th century English lawyer Sir William Borrow introduced the phrase "innocent until proven guilty", The problem with this phrase is that it implies that although criminal defendant starts a ...
Murder/Manslaughter - Click here to view all posts
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  • Trayvon Martin and Self Defense in Virginia
    The outrage over the shooting death of a Florida teen continues to grow. As a parent and an American I join in that outrage. As an attorney I somberly recognize that it might be difficult to obtain a ...
Search and Seizure - Click here to view all posts
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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 ...
  • Common Defenses
    To be found guilty a defendant must be proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. The defendant has an opportunity to present a defense. Most of the time criminal defendant's say "I didn't ...
  • Traffic Stops
    A large percentage of criminal investigations arise out of police traffic stops. Many times, the police pull over a vehicle and subsequently begin an intense search of the car and its occupants. Some ...
Sex Crimes - Click here to view all posts
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  • How New Virginia Criminal Laws Will Affect You
    Every year new laws in Virginia take effect on July 1. This year legislators have enacted a number of new laws that affect police, public safety and its citizens. These laws range from obscure ...
  • WEIRD VIRGINIA LAWS
    Virginia is for Lovers has been the tourism and travel slogan of the Commonwealth of Virginia since 1969. In some ways that just isn't true. Virginia has some of America's strangest and most ...
  • Five Reasons Why Prosecutors Find it Hard to Prosecute Date Rape Cases
    The subject of acquaintance rape has garnered a tremendous amount of publicity in recent weeks. This type of sexual assault is far and away the most prevalent rape scenario. 84% of women who were ...
Traffic Stops - Click here to view all posts
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  • How New Virginia Criminal Laws Will Affect You
    Every year new laws in Virginia take effect on July 1. This year legislators have enacted a number of new laws that affect police, public safety and its citizens. These laws range from obscure ...
  • Absurd Traffic Stops in Virginia
    Virginia police pull over thousands of motorists every year for having "dangling objects" or "windshield obstructions." Local and state officers use Virginia Code Section 46.2-1054 ...
  • Can You Go to Jail for Driving Too Fast?
    In July 2014, a writer for an automotive website spent three days in jail after he was caught speeding while he test drove a new Camaro. Patrick George of Jalopnik.com was caught going 93 mph in a 55 ...
Violent Crimes - Click here to view all posts
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  • Do You Know the Norfolk Four?
    The Norfolk Four are four men, convicted for the 1997 horrific rape and murder of a woman in Norfolk, Virginia. All four were US Navy sailors. None of them had criminal histories. No scientific ...
  • Sons of Anarchy: Fact and Fiction From an Attorneys Perspective
    SONS OF ANARCHY: FACT vs FICTION Sons of Anarchy ("SOA") is a great television show. Gritty and violent at times, humorous and gut wrenching at others. Although I discovered it well after ...
  • Common Defenses
    To be found guilty a defendant must be proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. The defendant has an opportunity to present a defense. Most of the time criminal defendant's say "I didn't ...
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