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Firearms Offenses in Virginia

Americans have the right to bear arms under the 2nd Amendment, but that right comes with responsibilities. Virginia has numerous laws for firearm offenses, and all of them are quite serious. If you’re facing a firearms offense in Virginia, you need the assistance of a lawyer as soon as possible. A firearms charge can move… read more

Can I Expunge or Seal My Case?

An expungement is a removal of certain crimes from your criminal records. Many convicted felons find it hard to obtain work, housing, and financial aid because of their past and seek to expunge their record. However, the laws for expungement in Virginia are changing and won’t be fully complete until July 1, 2025. You can… read more

How Long Does a Criminal Case Last?

A common question for criminal defense lawyers is how long the criminal case will last. There are many reasons your case may be taking longer than you would like. Most cases take at least a few months to work themselves out, but it can be much longer if there are delays. No one wants to… read more

What Happens After You Are Arrested in Virginia?

Getting arrested is a scary experience for anyone. Part of that fear is how unfamiliar it is. If you’re unsure about what to do or how the process works, it can make the whole ordeal much more overwhelming and frightening.  Knowing what to expect can help you keep a clear head and make the right… read more

What Cases Do Criminal Defense Attorneys Deal With?

There are many kinds of law—so many that no lawyer can competently work in every kind. Instead, lawyers choose a specialty for practice. A firm, like ours, may specialize in multiple kinds of law, but a single lawyer will usually stick with one. Criminal defense lawyers deal with defending individuals against criminal cases where someone… read more

What Does a Criminal Defense Attorney Do?

The right to an attorney is one of the rights we have as U.S. citizens. It is granted by the 6th Amendment. The reason is simple. The state holds all the cards when they charge someone with a crime. They know the laws, the procedures, and the requirements to convict, and you don’t. Without representation,… read more

Difference Between a Felony and a Misdemeanor

Virginia law recognizes three kinds of crime: criminal traffic offenses, misdemeanors, and felonies. Traffic offenses carry no criminal record, but felonies and misdemeanors do. What are the differences between these misdemeanors and felonies? The differences between them are crucial for how the consequences will affect your life. Even the most minor of felonies will have… read more

The Importance of Underinsured Motorist Coverage

Virginia allows drivers to completely forgo having any insurance, as long as they pay a $500 fee to Virginia’s Uninsured Motorist Fund every year. But is this wise? Most people only think about the price of their insurance, but there’s something else to consider. If you don’t have underinsured motorist coverage, you could find yourself… read more