According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, incidents of laser pointing have risen dramatically since 2005. Many people may be unaware, but pointing a laser at any aircraft is a federal crime and considered extremely serious.
The United States Supreme Court decided Tuesday it would hear the case of a Virginia man who bought a gun for his uncle. The court will determine if it is a crime for one lawful person to buy a gun with intent to resell it to another lawful person.
Whenever a minor is charged with a crime, there is a lot of stress for both the parent as well as the minor. While a parent may worry about the long-term implications, a minor may be more concerned about his or her freedom in the short-term. That is where an experienced Alexandria criminal defense lawyer…
It is imperative to understand what charges you face if you have been charged with a felony hit-and-run. In the case where a victim is injured at all, you may face significantly more jail time.
In Virginia, depending on what type of criminal charge you face, there may be a statute of limitations. If Virginia fails to bring a case against you within the specified time period, the Commonwealth loses its right to prosecute for that crime forever.
Did you know under Virginia law whenever a person is charged with both reckless driving along with a DUI from the same incident and is convicted of one, the court must then dismiss the remaining charge? This is an instance where it is extremely beneficial to have a Fairfax criminal defense attorney fighting for you.
Computers are nearly everywhere in our everyday lives and many of our interactions with others are done electronically. It is important to understand what constitutes a computer crime and what you could be facing if you are charged with a computer crime.
Since computer crimes continue to become more prevalent, the laws often change to redefine what constitutes criminal activity through a computer. If you are accused of a computer crime, it is important to discuss your situation with a criminal defense lawyer.
If you are convicted of one of many types of sexual offenses, you may be labeled a violent sex offender and have to register with the Virginia State Police for the rest of your life. Such a label can make it impossible to get or keep a job and may seriously limit your freedom.
A sexual assault is considered rape when one person is forced against his or her to have sex. If a person verbally says no, that is considered rape, but it may also be considered rape if a person is unable to say no due to impairment from drugs or alcohol. Additionally, they may also be…