Virginia Expungement Update (June 2023).

If you’ve been paying attention to Virginia Expungement Law and the recent movement in the General Assembly, you’re probably aware that there are significant improvements coming to our expungement framework here in Virginia.  However, most of the change has a delayed effective date until July 1, 2025.  With that said, this past year, there were […]

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What is a Virginia wet reckless?

If you’re facing a Virginia DUI, you may have heard the term “wet reckless.” If your attorney is telling you that it may be an option in your case, read this article to better understand its benefits. What is a wet reckless? You won’t find the term “wet reckless” in a Virginia code book or […]

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Will your car insurance premiums increase after a Virginia DUI conviction?

If you’re charged with a Virginia DUI, there are many possible consequences you’re facing. For a first DUI, possible consequences include possible jail, license suspension, and fines.  However, you should expect indirect costs. One consequence will be an impact on your car insurance requirements and premiums. Virginia law requires double minimum coverage limits. For insured […]

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Reckless Driving Constituted Felony Child Abuse.

Recently, a conviction for Felony Child Abuse in violation of Virginia Code Section 18.2-371.1(B) was upheld based upon the defendant’s dangerous driving with kids in the car.  There, after “consuming alcohol,” the defendant put four children into her car without child seats or restraints, lost control of the car on a curve while using her […]

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How does Virginia define Assault & Battery?

If you’re facing an assault and battery here in Virginia, you need to take the charge very seriously.  Given that the charge is violent in nature, there can be devastating consequences to your life and career that you wouldn’t have even predicted.  However, upon researching Virginia assault and battery, you may be surprised to learn […]

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So, law enforcement, “just wants to talk” about a criminal investigation.  Here’s what we think.

If you’ve been contacted by an investigator about alleged criminal activity here in Northern Virginia, we believe it’s absolutely necessary that you speak with an attorney about your rights. Here’s why. Anything you say can be used against you (even if you think it’s helpful). While you might think that just chatting won’t hurt, and […]

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