If drugs are found in a car and no one takes responsibility, every person in the vehicle can be charged with possession. This is known as “constructive possession” and it carries the same weight as drugs being found directly in your possession. A Criminal Attorney can potentially fight these charges and get them thrown out, but…
Possible Changes In Zoning Law A proposed zoning law for Fairfax County would make it illegal to hold regular gatherings for a large number of people. For the proposal, such meetings could only occur three times in a 40-day period and could include no more than 49 attendees. Some of those protesting the proposal are…
Oftentimes criminal cases are resolved outside court through plea bargains. Experienced attorneys will be able to talk with you and discuss your case. Then a decision can be made on the best way to proceed with your case.
If you are facing a federal crime, an experienced attorney will be able to fight for your freedom. Federal crimes begin with an indictment, followed by an arraignment and investigation. As the trial progresses, it will either be a jury trial or a bench trial.
Anyone who is indicted will quickly become familiar with how a case moves through federal courts. An attorney will be able to help you through each stage of the process and make sure you know what to expect as the case moves along.
Anyone facing identity theft charges needs to seek out an aggressive criminal defense team who can fight on his or her behalf. Identity theft has been in the spotlight more in the past few years than before and anyone suspected of such thefts will likely face charges.
Malicious wounding is a crime that requires the Commonwealth to prove that a person intended to “maim, disfigure, disable, or kill” another. Recently, the Virginia Supreme Court was asked to examine whether a man convicted of a punching another man once was sufficient to uphold a conviction of malicious wounding. The Virginia Supreme Court agreed…
A recent bill introduced in the state house to update the sodomy laws was concerning because it could punish consenting teens as it was originally presented.
A Washington D.C. city council committee approved a bill last week that would remove criminal consequences for anyone possessing small amounts of marijuana. The proposal would impose only a civil fine for possession of an ounce or less of the substance.
A bill introduced to the Commonwealth of Virginia House today would make it a crime to distribute or sell sexually explicit pictures or video of another person without their consent and with the intent to cause emotional distress. This type of distribution is nicknamed “revenge porn. “