Navigating the Prince William County Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court

By Benjamin Griffitts, Senior Attorney In the world of criminal law in Virginia, Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts oversee cases that involve juveniles (anyone under the age of 18 at the time of the offense) accused of crimes, or crimes

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DUI & DWI in Federal Court – Eastern District of Virginia

By Bret Lee, Senior Attorney Northern Virginia is a hub of federal activity. Throughout Fairfax County, Arlington, Alexandria, and Prince William County are numerous federal agencies, parks, and buildings. Traffic crimes committed in national parks or

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Reckless Driving in Virginia – A Misdemeanor Offense

By: Seth Peritz, Senior Attorney July 1, 2019 addition to reckless driving - Va. Code §46.2-861.1 Aside from all of the Reckless Driving statutes that have been in existence for a while, recently, the Legislature passed a law making passing an eme

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The Importance of Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney for Grand Larceny in Virginia

By Matthew Crowley Grand larceny in Virginia can be charged in three different ways: taking money or anything else that is worth $5 or more from a person (that is, physically from them), committing larceny of something that is worth $500 or more, or co

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Defeating a DUI Charge in Virginia by Challenging the Traffic Stop

By Andrew Criado, Senior Attorney The first line of attack against a DUI in Virginia is the traffic stop. If the defense can show that the police stopped the car without a reasonable basis, the court will suppress the evidence gained from the stop, an

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Criminal Attorneys for Domestic Violence Charges in Virginia

by Bret Lee, Senior Attorney Domestic assault charges in Virginia require the best defense.  Family is the most important thing for most people.  That is part of why a domestic assault charge can be so terrifying to someone who has not been

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Virginia is for Lovers and Weird Laws

Most people are aware that the Commonwealth of Virginia is recognized as the state for lovers. But few people know why. “Virginia is for Lovers” was launched in 1969 by Virginia’s tourism industry, which considered younger generations as its targ

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Sobriety Checkpoints in Virginia

I’ve had a handful of people ask me lately if displaying a certain ‘warning’ on your car window will excuse you from complying with a DUI checkpoint. The message reads something along the lines of: “I remain silent. No searches. I invoke my rig

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Reasonable Suspicion & Probable Cause

Have you ever wondered when a police officer is authorized to search you? Or if he has enough evidence against you to make an arrest? This is where the familiar terms “reasonable suspicion” and “probable cause” come in to play. These concepts a

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What are Your Rights If You're Pulled Over After Drinking?

If you’re pulled over for a simple traffic violation, you may feel intimidated. If you’re pulled over after you’ve been drinking, that intimidation is often accompanied by a mix of emotions - especially if you don’t know your rights! The Common

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