Category: General

How Virginia Drug Crime Penalties Determined

January 17, 2022 | General

The penalty levied for a drug crime conviction in Virginia will depend on the type of offense committed, the schedule of the controlled substance in the crime, and the amount of substance in question....

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Should I Take a Plea Agreement in My Criminal Case?

November 21, 2021 | General

Many cases in Virginia’s criminal justice system end in plea agreements. A plea agreement can benefit everyone involved by reducing uncertainty and avoiding the time and expense of going to trial. However, not all...

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Penalties for a First-Time DUI Conviction

October 6, 2021 | General

Virginia police and prosecutors aggressively pursue drinking and driving offenses, so even a first-time DUI conviction could carry stiff fines and other penalties. The penalties for a first-time DUI conviction in Virginia can vary...

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New Virginia Marijuana Laws

September 21, 2021 | General

In April 2021, Virginia legislators passed a series of new marijuana laws with sweeping effects. If you are a resident or visitor in Virginia, continue reading to learn more about how these laws could...

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Consequences of Driving With a Suspended License

August 6, 2021 | General

Having your license suspended is a major inconvenience, but that doesn’t mean you should risk driving after receiving a suspension. Driving on a suspended license can carry severe penalties in Virginia, including having your...

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How to Read Your Speeding Ticket

July 15, 2021 | General

If you were recently pulled over and ticketed for speeding in Virginia, you may be tempted to simply pay the fine and move on. However, you should know that penalties for Virginia traffic tickets...

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How a Felony Can Affect You Long Term

June 16, 2021 | General

A felony conviction in Virginia has serious, long-lasting consequences that may affect your life in many ways, and not just until you serve your prison or jail time or complete probation. A felony conviction...

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What Should I Wear to Court?

November 10, 2020 | General

Like it or not – It takes about 1/10th of a second for someone to form an opinion of you. First impressions are important – especially your first impression on a Judge. Figuring out...

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