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Search and seizure laws protect Virginians accused of crimes

Criminal defense rights are critical for the protection of individuals accused of crimes. The criminal justice system can be intimidating for accused individuals to deal with, making knowing how to develop a criminal defense strategy vital for accused individuals facing any type of criminal charges.

What are some common criminal defense strategies?

Strong legal strategies are essential for any accused individual facing criminal charges. The right criminal defense strategy can potentially help the accused avoid incarceration or significant fines. It could also potentially reduce the penalties and consequences the accused is facing. As a result, accused individuals should be familiar with how to defend against criminal charges.

What defenses exist to claims of drug possession?

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.

Asserting self-defense to a charge of assault or battery

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.

What is petit larceny?

A common charge to face here in Virginia after being accused of stealing is petit larceny. Petit larceny is one of the two main offenses that cover theft in state law. The other is grand larceny, which is the more severe of the two.

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