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Blog: Criminal Defense

  • What defenses exist to claims of drug possession?

    Mar 25, 2019

    Any drug charge has the potential to be a serious legal problem for a Virginia resident. Readers are encouraged to use the information provided in this post as a starting point for learning about their criminal defense options to such criminal allegations but are reminded that this post does not offer legal advice. Readers should consult with their attorneys for case-specific strategies for overcoming their legal dilemmas. A charge of drug possession alleges that a...
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  • Virginia Legislature Considers Increasing Some DUI Penalties

    Feb 26, 2019

    Readers of this Fairfax-based legal blog may know that the penalties residents can face for alleged drunk driving charges and accidents are heavy. The loss of one’s driving privileges, jail time and fines can all befall a person who is convicted of a DUI charge. Now, though, there is a movement in the Commonwealth to increase the penalties for individuals who are convicted of drunk driving charges that involve accidents and injuries. At present a...
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  • Asserting Self-Defense to a Charge of Assault or Battery

    Jan 15, 2019

    Getting into an altercation can be physically painful and legally problematic. Depending upon how a law enforcement official interprets the events of a fight, a Virginia resident may find themselves facing serious assault or battery charges. A conviction on such a criminal accusation can have lasting effects on a person’s record and may impact their future in a negative way. It is therefore in the interests of criminal defendants to offer defenses to the allegations...
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