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Increase in Domestic Violence Accusations During COVID-19

Posted by Bryan Jones | May 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

In March, Governor Northam issued stay-at-home orders for most residents of Virginia. Couples and families are used to spending some time apart, like going to work or school, hanging out with friends, or out-of-town trips. Now, with so many people spending the majority of their time in the home, ...

Drunk Driving After Stay at Home Orders in Charlottesville

Posted by Bryan Jones | Apr 02, 2020 | 0 Comments

Governor Northam issued stay-at-home orders for most residents of Virginia. The temporary order was issued on March 30, 2020, and is to remain in effect until June 10, 2020, subject to change. This will keep many people at home over the next weeks and may lead to a change in daily habits, includi...

What is the Charlottesville Drug Court?

Posted by Bryan Jones | Mar 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

Drug court began as a way to provide treatment to people with substance abuse problems as an alternative to incarceration. Individuals in Charlottesville, Albemarle, and Fluvanna are fortunate to have a drug court, which many other counties in Virginia lack. Drug court can be a good option if you...

Sexting Charges

Posted by Bryan Jones | Feb 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Sending suggestive pictures or explicit images to another person via the internet or digital devices, like your cellphone, is known as sexting. Sexting, generally speaking, is not an illegal act in Virginia. It can be considered a sex crime, though, when certain conditions or circumstances are pr...

Suspended Jail Sentences & DUI Convictions in Virginia

Posted by Bryan Jones | Feb 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

DUIs are crimes committed by people just like you and me. We are lawyers, janitors, teachers, doctors, police officers, sales clerks, and many more. For first-time offenders, a DUI can mean jail time, but it depends on the facts and circumstances surrounding the DUI event, any plea deal, the judg...

Police Bias & DUI Arrests: A Clear Example

Posted by Bryan Jones | Dec 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Recently in Denver, Colorado, a double standard involving police and DUI arrests was uncovered and reported on. It's not a surprising fact that police can be biased, especially in cases of DUI arrests, but in this specific circumstance, the double standard could not be any clearer.  So, though th...

Consequences of a Plea Deal in a Virginia DUI Case

Posted by Bryan Jones | Oct 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

It's late. You had a few drinks. You feel fine. You say goodbye to your colleagues in Charlottesville and head home. Little do you know a cop across the street had been waiting for the next person to leave the bar. You get into your vehicle and pull up to the traffic light, and on the red light, ...

Ecstasy and DUI in Virginia

Posted by Bryan Jones | Oct 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Driving while under the influence of drugs in the Commonwealth of Virginia is illegal, and this includes the use of the drug commonly referred to as "ecstasy." When driving under the influence of this kind of drug, a person can be stopped and arrested for DUI. What is Ecstasy? Ecstasy is a man-...

Plan on Sobriety Checkpoints in Virginia this Halloween

Posted by Bryan Jones | Oct 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Halloween isn't just for kids. Many adults enjoy this time of year. While kids are going door to door for their treats, many adults enjoy getting dressed up as vampires and celebrities to attend adult parties. Alcohol is often a treat as these parties. So, it goes without saying: be safe and don'...

DUI Involving Ecstasy (MDMA) in Virginia

Posted by Bryan Jones | Jun 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

When a person is under the influence of drugs and gets behind the wheel, he or she is at risk of being charged with a Virginia DUI. This includes when a person uses the drug ecstasy. The drug can have serious effects on a person's ability to drive safely and legally. What is Ecstasy? Ecstasy is...

Methamphetamine DUI in Virginia

Posted by Bryan Jones | May 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

Most people, when thinking about a DUI, picture the drunk driver with bottles of alcohol strewn about the car. However, when a person drives under the influence of drugs, such as methamphetamine, he or she can just as easily be charged with DUI. Methamphetamine is an illegal drug, and its use wh...

Virginia Lawmakers Pleads Guilty to DUI

Posted by Bryan Jones | Apr 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

A state lawmaker in the Commonwealth of Virginia recently pleaded guilty to driving under the influence (DUI).  State Delegate Matthew James entered into a plea agreement Monday, April 22, 2019.  The agreement allows him to avoid jail time so long as he does not violate the law or his probation ...

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