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Virginia Man Guilty of Felony in Deadly DUI Accident

Posted on July 27, 2017

A man from Lynchburg, Virginia pleaded guilty on July 6, 2017 to drunk driving charges dating back to a car accident in November 2016. According to The News & Advance, the offender faces up to 17 years in prison for various crimes, including involuntary manslaughter: The crash killed a passenger in the other vehicle involved […]

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What Happens if I Violate the Terms of My Probation in Virginia?

Posted on July 20, 2017

When you’re convicted of a crime, Virginia law allows a judge to suspend or modify the sentence and include probation as punishment for the offense. This is an attractive option for many offenders, because it keeps you out of jail and may reduce other penalties as long as you comply with the terms designated by […]

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Over 2,600 Cited for Reckless Driving in VA on July 4th

Posted on July 12, 2017

Over the four-day statistical counting period considered as the Fourth of July weekend, Virginia police were busy with accidents, speeding tickets, safety belt violations, and drunk drivers. In addition, law enforcement issued 2,677 citations for reckless driving as part of the 2017 Fourth of July Operation C.A.R.E. initiative, according to a July 6, 2017, report […]

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Are You Facing an Underage Drinking Charge? Keeping a Clean Record is Critical

Posted on March 24, 2017, Criminal Law DUI

In Virginia, you could be charged with an underage drinking violation if you are found to be purchasing, possessing or consuming alcohol while under the age of twenty one. These charges must be taken seriously; you do not want an underage drinking charge to haunt you down the road. If you or your child has […]

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Does Advertising Play a Role in Underage Drinking?

Posted on March 16, 2017, Criminal Law DUI

There is an ongoing debate about advertising and whether or not it plays a role in underage drinking. Several surveys and studies have been conducted to assess advertising of alcohol and how it affects teens and their drinking habits and, for the most part, deduced that advertising does indeed play a role in underage drinking. […]

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Teenage DUI & Arrest

Posted on March 8, 2017, DUI

If teens think they are exempt from the Virginia underage DUI laws, they need to think again. The laws come down hard on underage drinking and driving because it is not only illegal, but it can result in property damage, serious bodily trauma, and death. This does not stop college kids and other teens like […]

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Questions to Ask Your Virginia Divorce Lawyer

Posted on February 26, 2017, Divorce Family Law

You’ve made a smart decision by deciding to consult with an attorney to represent your interests in a Virginia divorce. The advice and counsel of lawyer will help you navigate the complex divorce laws and procedural rules governing these cases. The next step is to choose the right lawyer to handle your matter, as you […]

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Virginia Estate Planning: True or False?

Posted on February 18, 2017, Estate Planning

Many people have a general grasp of how estate planning works in Virginia, but there are numerous details under state law that you may not fully understand. Only an experienced attorney can advise you on some of the intricacies of executing an estate plan, and you may be surprised to find that there are issues […]

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Military Divorce in Virginia: The Basics

Posted on February 9, 2017, Divorce Military Divorce

Any divorce can range from quite simple to extremely complex, but military divorces in Virginia are subject to a set of rules that make them a unique type of proceeding. Even basic issues like where to file and when may be slightly different when one or both spouses are members of the military. It’s important […]

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When to Request Spousal Support Modification for a Virginia Divorce

Posted on November 27, 2016, Spousal Support Support Modification

A lot can change in the months and years after your divorce, especially your finances. The spousal support arrangement you completed as part of the dissolution of marriage process may no longer be sufficient, and there are options for making adjustments. You can trust a Virginia divorce lawyer can tell you whether spousal support modification […]

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