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  • What to do if you receive a target letter from the federal government.

    This summary will quickly explain what to do if you recieve a target letter from federal authorities. All to often a person will freak out and think they can talk to the federal agents and clear every

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  • DO I HAVE THE RIGHT TO CONSULT WITH AN ATTORNEY BEFORE GIVING A BREATH SAMPLE?

    This summary will clear up the misconceptions of the general public as it relates to your 6th and 4th Amendment Right to an attorney and Breath/Blood Samples pursuant to the Implied Consent Laws of Vi

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  • Virginia Beach DUI or DWI

    This guide will help you understand the steps in the legal process once you have been charged with a DUI or DWI. Bond Determination Once you have been arrested the officer will most likely take you in

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  • Virginai DUI Breath Tests and the 20 Minute Observation

    This is a brief summary of the importance of the 20 minute observation period for the Intox EC/IR breath alcohol test. Permissive Inference of Intoxication 0.08 and above One of the most common ways f

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  • The questions I would ask if I needed to hire a lawyer for a DUI in Virginia Beach.

    As a Virginia Beach DUI attorney I often am asked by friends in other jurisdictions what they should ask and look for when hiring a lawyer for a DUI. Below are some of the frequent suggestions I make.

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  • One Simple Way to Help Your Defense of a DUI/DWI Charge in Virginia

    There is no requirement in Virginia Law that forces someone suspected of DUI/DWI to perform a Standardized Field Sobriety Test ("FSTs"). That is correct, all of those test you hear and see people performing on the side of the road are nothing more than a tool for the government t...

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  • 3 Little Known Facts About Field Sobriety Tests

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ("NHTSA") in the 1970s conducted a series of studies for impaired driving detection. The result was the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests ("SFSTs"). This guide provides you with 3 little known defenses in attacking the SFSTs.

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  • The Civil and Criminal Implications of Wiretapping

    Curiosity kills the cat. This old saying is a perfect example of what can happen when a persons suspicions and inquisitive nature gets out of control. With modern technologys prevalence and ease of use, more and more inquisitive people are using technology to investigate the...

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  • The Virginia Condominium Act and Lien's For Assessments

    TheVirginia Code 55-79.84 provides an association preference in the order of liens on the condominium unit provide the statute is strictly followed. Specifically,Virginia Code 55-79.84(A) states: "The unit owners' association shall have a lien on every condominium unit for unpa...

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  • Construction Fraud: Not Just a Civil Matter

    In the current turbulent economy there is a proliferation of building contractors being forced into bankruptcy leaving materialmen, laborers and subcontractors unpaid and homeowners with unfinished work. When the contractor files bankruptcy the general rule is that any civil acti...

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