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Tag Archives: Criminal Defense Loudoun County

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Types of Reckless Driving in Virginia

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In Virginia, reckless driving is a serious infraction that carries heavy penalties for convicted drivers. Depending on the charges and your prior driving history, you can lose your license, go to jail for up to 12 months, or even end up in prison if your actions resulted in the serious bodily injury or death… Read More »

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Claiming Self- Defense in Virginia Criminal Charges

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If you hurt or kill another person, whether it was intentional or accidental, there will be consequences. These penalties are on a scale of moderate to severe, depending on the outcome of your actions, as well as your motives. A planned and premeditated killing will invoke a harsher penalty than a crime of passion… Read More »

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Criminal Justice Reform in Virginia’s Near Future?

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Hope may be on the way for Virginia citizens who have been charged with a non-traffic related crime and subsequently had their license revoked because of it, as reported by NBC29.com. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe is proposing this and other criminal justice reforms during the 2017 General Assembly. There are currently 200,000 Virginians who… Read More »

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The Death Penalty in Virginia

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A Virginia man awaiting his day of execution recently asked a federal court to thwart state plans of execution by lethal injection, claiming that that form of death was less humane than even a firing squad. The inmate’s lawyers claim that the lethal mix of rocuronium bromide, the sedative midazolam, and potassium chloride carry… Read More »

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Virginia Man Arrested for Internet Stalking

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A Virginia man was recently arrested by Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents and local police at a regional Texas airport for an outstanding cyber stalking warrant, according to San Angelo Live. The man is being charged with stalking his ex-girlfriend via technology (the internet), and his bail was set at $100,000. The judge… Read More »

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Can a Virginia Reckless Driving Charge Put Me in Jail?

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The short answer is yes. There are several different circumstances where a reckless driving charge can land you in jail. Reckless driving is a criminal charge in Virginia and can result in serious penalties. If you are charged with reckless driving in Virginia, you should contact a skilled reckless driving attorney as soon as… Read More »

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Supreme Court Ruling May Affect DUIs in Virginia

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Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) is a crime with serious penalties.  Prosecutors and police will use many different kinds of evidence to try to get a conviction in a DUI case. An especially important thing for prosecutors to prove is the blood or breath alcohol content (BAC) of a driver…. Read More »

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Federal Gun Laws

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There are both federal and state laws related to guns and gun owners are responsible for following all of them. There are pages and pages of gun laws, and if you have any specific questions you should contact a knowledgeable weapons offenses attorney. Who Can Buy Firearms The Federal Gun Control Act of 1968… Read More »

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Extradition in Virginia

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Extradition is possible when someone is arrested in one state but also has criminal charges pending in at least one other state. Extradition means moving the accused person from the original state to the state where he or she is being charged. For example, a man who was charged in a North Carolina shooting… Read More »

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Criminal Statute of Limitations in Virginia

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Statutes of limitations are the amount of time someone has to take legal action. In civil law, it is the amount of time that the plaintiff has to sue the defendant for damages. In criminal law, it is how long the prosecution has since the commission of the crime to prosecute. A skilled criminal… Read More »

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