The End of Federal Crack and Powder Cocaine Disparities
This is good news and long overdue. However, federal drug charges of any kind are no joke, and this decision does not apply to state-level charges. It is crucial to have an experienced defense against any drug charges at the state or federal level. https://www.cnn.com/2022/12/16/politics/crack-powder-cocaine-sentencing-disparities/index.html?utm_source=The+Marshall+Project+Newsletter&utm_campaign=0c8fb3baf0-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2022_12_19_12_11&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5e02cdad9d-0c8fb3baf0-%5BLIST_EMAIL_ID%5D
What Is Habeas Corpus?
Have you ever heard the term habeas corpus? This term refers to the law protecting Americans from wrongful imprisonment without a trial. The term has a remarkable history; learn about it here. https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/habeas_corpus
DUI Excuses You Should Never Make
When it comes to being charged with a DUI, no excuse will work. Although, this does not stop people from trying to excuse their poor behavior. Find out five of the worst DUI excuses here.
What Does It Mean to Press Charges?
Surely you have heard of someone who “pressed charges.” But what does that really mean? Pressing charges is when a victim of a criminal action reports that action to the police and files a police report so the district attorney or local prosecutor can prosecute the case. https://www.mylawquestions.com/what-does-it-mean-to-press-charges.htm
Virginia DUI Will Affect Your Insurance Rates
If you are being charged with a DUI, you need to hire an experienced attorney to be your advocate in the courtroom. A DUI will result in fines, license suspension, and jail time, and it will also increase your insurance rates. Contact our team of experienced DUI attorneys 540-924-3081 so we can help defend your […]
Is Pleading Nolo Contendere (No Contest) Considered a Conviction?
If you plead nolo contendere, you are stating that although you wish to claim not guilty, you acknowledge that the court has enough evidence to prove you guilty. Pleading no contest allows you to accept punishment as if you are guilty without admitting guilt. Visit the website here to learn more. https://www.dcjs.virginia.gov/content/i-plead-no-contest-nolo-contendere-considered-conviction
What Happens if You Get a Traffic Ticket in Virginia?
If you get a traffic ticket in Virginia, the first thing you should do is decide how you are going to plead. An experienced attorney can help you with this. Contact our office at 540-619-5989 so we can help you get started. https://www.idrivesafely.com/dmv/virginia/laws/traffic-tickets-and-violations/
Loose Lips Sink Ships (and DUI Defenses)
If you are pulled over on suspicion of DUI, anything you say and do can and will be used against you by law enforcement and prosecutors. Your best bet is to say as little as possible, refuse to participate in field sobriety tests, and save your talking for an experienced defense attorney. You have too […]
Don’t Let Your Memorial Day Weekend Become a Nightmare
Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer for people in Virginia and beyond. Picture this scene: you’ve been enjoying a few beers at a friend’s cookout, and now it’s time to drive home. You’re listening to some tunes and reveling about not having to arrive at the office until Tuesday morning. Everything is […]