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Understanding the Criminal Defense Process in Virginia: From Preliminary Hearing to Sentencing



Following the arraignment and bond hearing,
the criminal defendant next appears before the District Court in misdemeanor cases or the Circuit Court in felony cases.
Misdemeanors and felonies are crime classifications. Each crime in the Commonwealth of Virginia has a specific classification, penalty, fine, jail time and punishment assigned by statute. Certain misdemeanor cases and criminal juvenile cases may be transferred to the Circuit Court for adjudication depending on the gravity or seriousness of the underlying charges.

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Topics: Criminal, Traffic & DUI

Understanding the Criminal Defense Process in Virginia: From the Investigation to the Bail Hearing Phase


The opening narration from the popular crime drama television program Law and Order  is “In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups: the police, who investigate the crime; and the district attorneys, who prosecute the offenders. These are there stories.” In this post, we will examine the criminal justice system from the perspective of the defendant, offender, or person accused of a crime, from the investigation phase to the bail hearing phase.  

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Topics: Criminal, Traffic & DUI

Boating Under the Influence

The weather has turned nice, the water is warm, and it is time to slip the boat off the dock. Whether you are out water skiing, to catch the big fish, or just for a leisurely float off the coast, do not forget that you are operating a motor vehicle. Drinking and driving do not mix and neither do drinking and boating.

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Topics: Criminal, Traffic & DUI

Dress for Success at Your DUI Hearing

So the inevitable happened. You went out for the evening and had a few tasty adult beverages, you figured enough time had lapsed and that you were ok to drive. Then on the way home you were stopped for a DUI, and sufficient evidence was found to give you a court date. It can happen to anyone from elected officials to the town drunk, but that night it happened to you. It’s not the end of the world though, you’ve hired an outstanding DUI attorney, and you’re being as helpful as you can be. Aside from being truthful to your lawyer, the next best thing you can do for him to help your case is to show impeccable courtroom etiquette. Courtroom attire has been proven to have subliminal effects on court cases. The respect you show the courtroom can affect the decisions made by your judge.

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Topics: Criminal, Traffic & DUI

Underage Drinking in Virginia Incurs Stiff Penalties

Many kids come to Virginia from out of state to go to college in addition to all of the locals who stay in their home state for college. For this reason, it is important that we educate young Virginians about the dangers of underage drinking and everything associated with it. Virginia law does not take underage drinking lightly, and some of the penalties are harsh. The common alcohol-related crimes Virginia youth are charged with:

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Topics: Criminal, Traffic & DUI

     

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