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. “
For the first time in the United States, a citizen who has legally registered a gun will be required to submit for a renewal in order to stay in good standing. The new law requires Washington D.C. residents who have registered a firearm in the past several decades to pay a fee and renew his…Details
This is an important question to ask and know the answer to. If you have been the subject of a search and seizure, it can be crucial to speak with a lawyer who can make sure your rights are protected.
All convictions fall into one of the 10 categories within the Commonwealth of Virginia. There are six felony classes as well as four misdemeanor classes. If you are facing any type of misdemeanor or felony, you should speak with a lawyer who can begin fighting on your behalf right away.
Initial reports examining the first several months of texting while driving has shown that the law is difficult to enforce. When this law is examined it is obvious that a guilty or not guilty may not be easy to prove. The law is written in such a way to allow drivers to still talk on…Details
Anyone facing perjury charges will want to consult with a Virginia criminal lawyer who can help clear his or her name. While many people know perjury charges result from lying in court or misrepresenting oneself, perjury can result from many other situations as well.
251 Explained The 251 program is an option for anyone charged with drug possession in Virginia. The program, named after section 10.2-251 of the Virginia state code allows a person to have a case continued. Throughout that period, the defendant must avoid any additional illegal behavior. The defendant must also take drug classes, submit to…Details
In some cases, innocent people face criminal charges for honestly doing nothing wrong. One day they are just living their lives and the next, they are trying to figure out how to defend themselves against erroneous charges.
When someone is facing charges for a crime like driving under the influence, the timing of the alleged crime may make a huge difference. If the alleged incident falls within a certain period of another DUI conviction, the penalties may be stiffer than if the charges are outside of that time period. An experienced Northern…Details