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What happens when you get arrested for a DUI

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You’re having a much-needed night out enjoying yourself. The night is going great, but before you know it, it is time to head home. Even though you’ve had a few drinks, you think you are fine to drive. You get into your car, buckle yourself in behind the wheel, and before you get five minutes  … Read more

Can’t Afford a Doctor After a Car Accident, Your Lawyer Might Be Able to Help!

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When you suffer a serious bodily injury in a car accident that is not your fault, it not only can affect your body, but your entire way of life as well. This is especially true on a financial level where the medical bills can lead to collections efforts and potentially creating substantial damage to your  … Read more

Flashing Lights

How often are you driving down the road when you see a police officer pulling someone over or a tow truck driver trying to assist a stranded commuter?  Every day right?   Virtually every day, on our way to work, home, the gym, etc.  we drive by police officers writing a ticket or an emergency  … Read more

The Truth About Miranda Rights

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One of the most common questions that we at NovaLegalGroup get is “What happens is the officer didn’t read me my Miranda rights?”  It’s a great question but the answer is not what you may think.  In 1966, the landmark case of Miranda vs. Arizona held that the admission of an elicited incriminating statement by  … Read more

Reckless Driving and Lewd Language: What is too far?

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Did you know?  Under Va. Code § 18.2-427, the use of obscene, vulgar, profane, lewd, lascivious or indecent language or making of any suggestion or proposal of an obscene nature, or threaten any illegal or immoral act with the intent to coerce, intimidate or harass any person, over any phone or any citizens broad band  … Read more

The Benefits Of Retaining A Personal Injury Attorney

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The Benefits Of Retaining An Attorney For A Personal Injury Case In Virginia, the levels of compensation for the negligence of another person’s act that cause injury, such as the at-fault driver in a car accident who rear-ended someone as they stopped at a red light, will depend on establishing liability. Liability is necessary in  … Read more

How Soon Should You Contact A Personal Injury Attorney

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How Soon After An Injury Should Someone Contact A Personal Injury Attorney? Yesterday is probably the best answer, in order to get an idea of what needs to be done. When people ask when they should get treatment for their injuries, I also give the same reply, because it puts them in the frame of  … Read more

Are Dog Bite Cases A Common Occurrence?

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Dog bite cases: More common than most people think Dog bite cases are more common than most people think, but they also include a lot more than just bites; sometimes dogs chase someone and they pose a danger, even if they don’t actually bite someone. The theme of dog bite cases is really this: they’re  … Read more

BAIL: What is The Bail Process and How Does That Work

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BAIL: Constitutionally? Simply an old-fashioned word that means “Promise”. Constitutionally, everyone is theoretically entitled to Bond; when charged with a criminal act; which is simply an old-fashioned word that means “Promise”. Virtually, everyone who is arrested will have some form of bond. In Virginia, for a fairly low or medium level crime, if the person lives  … Read more

Do Police or Prosecutors Ever “Overcharge” People?

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The Simple Answer is Yes! Police or Prosecutors Do “Overcharge” People It depends on the jurisdiction, the person’s actions, and their prior criminal record, if any; but yes, sometimes. In fact, in some jurisdictions, they do the opposite. They “Undercharge” a person. If somebody is caught with marijuana, of course they’ll be charged with possession of  … Read more