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Virginia Criminal Law Basics: Misdemeanors
Virginia Criminal Law Basics: Misdemeanors

Aside from minor infractions, there are two basic types of crimes that you can be charged with in the Commonwealth of Virginia; misdemeanors and felonies. Misdemeanors are offenses for which, by statute, you can receive a sentence of up to 12 months in jail. They are usually ...

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  • Virginia Criminal Law Basics: Misdemeanors
    Virginia Criminal Law Basics: Misdemeanors

    Aside from minor infractions, there are two basic types of crimes that you can be charged with in the Commonwealth of Virginia; misdemeanors and felonies. Misdemeanors are offenses for which, by ...

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  • Virginia Criminal Law Basics: Felonies
    Virginia Criminal Law Basics: Felonies

    Aside from minor infractions, there are two basic types of crimes that you can be charged with in the Commonwealth of Virginia; misdemeanors and felonies. There are six different types of felony ...

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  • Fairfax Judge Rules DUI Statutes in DC and Virginia Are Not “Substantially Similar.”
    Fairfax Judge Rules DUI Statutes in DC and Virginia Are Not “Substantially Similar.”

    On Friday, January 10, 2014 the Honorable Dennis Smith, Chief Judge of the Fairfax Circuit Court granted a defendant’s motion to dismiss his felony DUI 3rd based on the fact that the prosecution was ...

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  • Sentencing: The Importance of Detailed Preparation
    Sentencing: The Importance of Detailed Preparation

    One of the most overlooked phases of the criminal process is the sentencing hearing. On countless occasions, I’ve walked into courtrooms to witness defense attorneys hurriedly glancing through their ...

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