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  • 3 Defense Strategies to Virginia Reckless Driving Failure to Maintain Control

    This guide examines one of the reckless driving laws in Virginia: "Failure to maintain proper control / inadequate brakes," a criminal Class 1 misdemeanors. A Class 1 misdemeanor is an offense with a

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  • Underage Possession of Alcohol in Virginia Explained

    Underage Possession of Alcohol in Virginia: Learning About the Offense from a Virginia Criminal Defense Attorney This short video is a great way to begin your research if you or a loved one has been

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  • How to Respond: "Do You Know Why I Stopped You?"

    Do you know why I stopped you? This Avvo guide does not contain legal advice, and is for informational purposes only. Our Virginia Criminal Lawyer has contributed this short, but important traffic-stop mini-guide to help drivers understand that they do not have to incriminate the...

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  • Trespassing Laws in Virginia

    Virginia Trespassing Basics In Virginia, a trespassing violation is criminal in nature and may arise after one has received notice not to remain on the premises or to not return. How can one receive this notification? Here are a few possibilities: An oral request A written re...

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  • 5 Frequently Asked Questions About Expungement in Virginia

    As a practicing criminal defense attorney in Northern Virginia (with my headquarters in Fairfax County), I am often asked about the expungement process. This guide is meant to offer the basic answers to the top 5 questions I have received.

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  • Getting Back You Virginia License & "Will My Conviction Lead to a Suspended or Revoked License?"

    Getting Back Your Virginia Drivers License Suspended License Restoration: The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles uses the phrase, withdrawn temporarily. How does one reinstate driving privileges? It may require the following actions: Wait for suspension period to end Pay requ...

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  • Revoked: Driving After Forfeiture (DWI) VA Code 18.2-272

    Revoked: Driving After Forfeiture (DWI) VA Code 18.2-272 Depending upon the facts and prior record, a conviction (always a criminal offense), may be a Class 1 misdemeanor or a Class 6 felony. A conviction could also include mandatory jail time in the case of a habitual offender....

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  • Driving Without a License Virginia Code 46.2-300

    Common Drivers License Offenses A recent data analysis of public arrest records in Fairfax County revealed 12% of arrests were for violations of Virginia Code Section 46.2-300. There are several other relatively common license-related criminal offenses: Driving with a revoked ...

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  • Bongs and Pipes: Paraphernalia in Virginia

    Bongs and Pipes: Paraphernalia in Virginia Part I: Controlled Paraphernalia Part II: Glass or Plastic Bongs and Pipes Part I: In Virginia, it is a criminal misdemeanor to possess or distribute controlled paraphernalia, which includes: Hypodermic syringes Needles or other devic...

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  • When Assault and Battery Penalties are Enhanced in Virginia

    WhenAssault and Batteryis Even More Serious Assault and Battery: Based on Race, Religion, Skin Color, or National Origin In the case of anassault and batterybased on a persons race, religion, skin color, or national origin, the crime is elevated from a Class 1 misdemeanor to a Cl...

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