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What if The Police Don't Read Me My Rights?

According to the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision in Miranda v. Arizona, you have rights that police officers must advise you of after an arrest before questioning you. Officers must advise you that...

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Increase in Domestic Violence Accusations During Covid-19

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.

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Drunk Driving After Stay at Home Orders in Charlottesville

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.

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What Is the Charlottesville Drug Court?

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.

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Sexting Charges

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 present.

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Suspended Jail Sentences & DUI Convictions in Virginia

DUIs are crimes committed by people just like you and me. We are lawyers, janitors, teachers, doctors, police officers, sales clerks, and many more.

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Can a Virginia DUI Conviction Affect Your Right to Own a Firearm?

The right to own and use a firearm is a Constitutional right. Gun owners throughout Virginia have been vigorously advocating their rights, too. They believe in the Second Amendment and are voicing their concerns over a rising movement to regulate gun ownership more thoroughly.

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Police Bias & DUI Arrests: A Clear Example

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.

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What to Know Abut DUI Investigations and Vehicle Searches in Virginia

It's Thanksgiving time, and with that comes the big Thanksgiving celebrations and dinners complete with alcoholic beverages. And from house to house, a person may bring a bottle of whiskey or wine – they may even bring an open bottle because in Virginia, under certain conditions, you can carry open bottles of alcohol in a vehicle.

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It's What DUI Attorneys Have Always Known: Breathalyzers Are Unreliable

So now you don't have to take our word for it, but you can take it from the New York Times as well: breath tests don't work; breathalyzers produce bad results; breathalyzers are, in essence, a scam that can cause innocent people to suffer the consequences of a DUI conviction.

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