Fairfax County 2018 Arrest Statistics According to the Fairfax County Police Department Statistics Report for 2018 (p. 155) (valid as of May 08, 2019), they made 23,260 arrests during the year. These arrests represent 8.5% of the total number of statewide arrests which was 279,288. Fairfax City Police, which is a separate agency, reported 497…Details
What is the Age of Consent in Virginia? There are numerous discussions regarding the age of consent in Virginia on the internet, most of which are confusing. It’s imperative as an adult or teenager to understand exactly what aged person(s) you may, in accordance with Virginia law, engage in consensual sexual acts with. Definitions In Virginia, the…Details
Sleeping Off a Drunken Stupor in Your Car Can Land You in Jail After responding to a noise complaint, Virginia police observed a man sleeping in his vehicle that was parked in his private driveway. Of importance is the fact that the man’s key was in the ignition and was turned backward to activate the…Details
Virginia Looks to Change Breast-Feeding in Public Laws Currently, pregnant mothers in Idaho, South Dakota, and yes, Virginia have no legal right to breast-feed their children in public establishments. Although Virginia law does provide a legal right for mothers to breast-feed anywhere on state-owned property, it does not give mothers a legal right to feed their children in…Details
Prior to January 29, 2014, Virginia bars were only legally permitted to advertise their specials inside their establishment. Subsequent to this date, bars and restaurants became permitted to advertise their specials outside of their establishment, and also via social media and other advertising venues. However, the degree to which they could reveal details was highly…Details
An experienced Alexandria criminal attorney often deals with all types of assault cases, so it is imperative to pay close attention when laws governing who may face charges may be evolving or changing. This way, a person will understand the charges they face and the potential penalties that can come from a conviction.
Larceny includes all crimes of theft from petty theft of small items in a store to carjacking or auto theft, and many thefts that fall in between those extremes. Anyone facing any type of larceny charges needs to speak with an experienced defense lawyer as soon as possible.
When a person is detained by the police, they may assume they are under arrest. In actuality, there are significant differences between being detained and being arrested. When a person is detained, the police are simply holding them to investigate a particular crime. This means that they can only hold the person for a “reasonable…Details
Some people know they are under investigation for a crime and wait to speak to a Defense Lawyer. They assume that there’s nothing an attorney can do for them until they have been arrested. This is not the case. Even before you have been arrested, an attorney will fight for your rights and make sure…Details
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…Details