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…Details
Last week, Virginia Gov. Terry McAulliffe signed a mental health bill into law requiring that anyone seeking help who is suffering from a mental illness be allowed care for at least eight hours, instead of the four that was previously allowed. The legislation was proposed after an incident in November with Sen. Craig Deeds’ son.…Details
Assault and domestic assault charges can be very damaging and can range from minor to very serious consequences. It is best to consult with experienced criminal defense lawyers who will fight to form a solid defense on your behalf.
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.
Teen sexting – sending nude, partially nude or sexually explicit pictures via cell phones – has become more and more common as prevalence of cell phones has grown. Many teens are unaware of the long-term criminal implications their photos may have and may not take warnings seriously. For any teen or young adult who has…Details
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…Details
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.