Category Archives: Criminal Defense

Criminal Arraignment in Virginia

Criminal Arraignment in Virginia

  Do you have questions about the process of criminal arraignment in Virginia? Watch this video, then give our Virginia lawyers a call to start. Question: What happens at the criminal arraignment in Virginia? Answer: A criminal arraignment in Virginia can be treated differently depending on the jurisdiction that you’re in. In some jurisdictions, at […]

What Are Some Diversionary Programs Available To Drug Offenders?

What Are Some Diversionary Programs Available To Drug Offenders?

Virginia does have diversionary program for possession of marijuana charges. I don’t normally recommend that people do those programs if they can be avoided. They do provide for a person’s drug charge to be dismissed after a completion of community service, substance abuse treatment, an evaluation, 6 months loss of person’s license, and staying out […]

What Are The Top Misconceptions People Have About Drug Charges?

What Are The Top Misconceptions People Have About Drug Charges?

You would not believe how many people I have come across who try to make the argument that since it’s legal in other states, they should be able to do it in Virginia. It may be legal in other states but it does not mean that you have the authority to bring it into Virginia […]

What Are The Most Common Types Of Drug Cases That You Handle?

What Are The Most Common Types Of Drug Cases That You Handle?

The most common types of drug case that our office handles is possession of marijuana cases. Marijuana is one of the most popular drugs and possession is probably the most common type of charge there is. Other types of common drug charges include Possession of Cocaine and Possession with the intent to distribute drugs. What […]

Will My Drug Case Be Dismissed If I Was Not Read Miranda Rights?

Will My Drug Case Be Dismissed If I Was Not Read Miranda Rights?

It depends on the situation. I can tell you that with a basic traffic stop, if the police officer starts asking you questions, the police officers don’t necessarily have to read you your Miranda Rights at that point in time. Miranda Rights have to be read when a person is under custodial interrogation, meaning they […]

What Is The Most Difficult Aspect Of A Drug Case For An Attorney?

What Is The Most Difficult Aspect Of A Drug Case For An Attorney?

The most difficult aspect is typically navigating around a person’s statements. Most people are honest and when they are asked questions, they answer them truthfully. Navigating around a person’s incriminating statement is typically the most difficult from an attorney’s perspective.Most people confess or answer the questions by the police officer, whether it’s because of intimidation […]

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

BAIL What is The Bail Process and How Does That Work

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 […]

Will A Prior Minor Charge Aggravate A Current Criminal Charge?

Will A Prior Minor Charge Aggravate A Current Criminal Charge

VIRGINIA: A PRIOR CONVICTION WILL BE HELD AGAINST A PERSON IF THEY ARE SUBSEQUENTLY CHARGED WITH ANOTHER CRIME DURING THEIR LIFETIME. Virginia is considered by most attorneys to be one of the toughest states in the country when it comes to criminal and criminal a traffic law; so the answer to this question is, yes! To a […]

Anatomy Of The Criminal Process In Virginia

Anatomy Of The Criminal Process In Virginia

“A STEP – BY- STEP ANATOMY OF THE CRIMINAL PROCESS IN VIRGINIA” Be Quiet and Don’t Talk The first thing everyone should do, especially if they’re stopped or contacted by the police, is to keep quiet and not talk to the police or anyone about their situation, [except maybe their “significant other” that you can […]