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Tag Archives: Criminal Defense Prince William County

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Opioid Prescription Painkiller Drug Charges

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There is a growing epidemic of opioid-derived prescription pain medication. These medications, such as hydrocodone, codeine, methadone, meperidine, hydromorphone, and fentanyl, are some of the most addictive and dangerous substances known. In recent years, tens of thousands of Americans become addicted after a serious injury and accidentally die from overdoses. The epidemic is largely… 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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Marijuana Arrests Down in Virginia

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Marijuana arrests have been decreasing in Virginia over the last couple of years and commentators speculate it may be because the police are loosening up the enforcement of those laws. This news also comes just a few months after the Virginia Senate Majority Leader said that he was open to loosening marijuana laws and… 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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Virginia Woman Charged with Reckless Driving After Woman Riding Mattress on Top of Vehicle Dies

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In a strange and tragic case, a Virginia woman was charged with reckless driving after another woman was riding on an unsecured mattress on top of her van and fell to her death. Twenty-year-old Sindy Zelaya Gonzalez died when both she and the mattress fell off the moving van. The driver, Norma Guadron Canales,… Read More »

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Weapons Charges in Virginia

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There are many different kinds of weapons charges in Virginia, though they mostly center around firearms. If you plan to own or use a firearm, you should know the laws and the potential penalties for breaking the laws. Concealed Weapons In Virginia it is legal to carry concealed firearms if you have the proper… Read More »

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TSA Concerned About Increased Gun Confiscations at Dulles Airport

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The Loudoun Times recently reported on the 150 percent increase in gun confiscations at Washington Dulles International Airport. The confiscations happen when passengers attempt to bring their firearms onto the plane on their person or in their carry-on luggage. The Transportation Security Agency (TSA) has called this trend “disturbing” and has engaged in many… Read More »

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Virginia Drug Crime Defenses

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The drug laws in Virginia are notoriously harsh. However, just because you are accused of a drug crime in Virginia does not mean that you will necessarily be convicted. There are many defenses to drug crimes that a qualified drug crimes attorney can raise to help you prove your innocence to the court. Drug… Read More »

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What You Should Know About Lying to a Federal Officer

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It is a crime to lie to a federal officer even if you are not the target of the original investigation. To be sure, there are certain considerations that all people should understand about the federal crime of lying to a federal officer; remaining aware of this can help you protect your rights should… Read More »

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The Juvenile Justice Process in Virginia

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Depending on the age of the person and the crime and circumstances, some offenses are referred to the juvenile justice system for prosecution. For this purpose, “juveniles” include anyone under the age of 18 at the time of the offense. Some juveniles are transferred to the adult criminal justice system if they are charged… Read More »

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