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Waze App Calls In Heavy Debate

The Bedford County, Va Sheriff has become vocal leader in a national campaign of law-enforcement officials against the popular app Waze. At a meeting of the National Sheriffs Association he said that ...
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The Reliability of Eyewitness Testimony

WHY EYEWITNESS TESTIMONY ISNT RELIABLE: Most people think that when police find a "witness" to a crime the case is rock solid. Eyewitness testimony can be extremely powerful. When an ...
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Top Legal Stories of 2014

TOP LEGAL STORIES 2014: 2014 was a year full of legal drama. The stories here include some national and some local events, some that affected Virginians and many were the topic of heated debate. 8. ...
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The Dallas Cowboys Arrest Hall of Fame

DALLAS COWBOY ARREST HALL OF FAME: It's that time of year again. The NFL season is starting and fans are fighting over whose team is the best. Some things are beyond debate. Pittsburgh has the ...
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Driving Loopholes for Fairfax Mopeds Closing

Most people think if they lose their license they can replace their car with a moped for transportation. Mopeds are defined by the Virginia code as any vehicle with less than three wheels that ...
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Lower BAC Limit Proposed for DUI Charges

D.C. councilmember, Muriel Bowser introduced a bill this week proposing to lower the legal limit for blood-alcohol for DUI charges. Bower is also running for mayor. Presently the limit is.08 in all 50 ...
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Prison for Profit in Virginia

In 2014 Virginia's prison population increased for the first time in five years. The newest state budget proposed that the state spend more than $1 billion on prisons and corrections. In the last ...
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Gun Possession Laws in DC

Many legal experts believe Washington DC has the strictest gun laws in America. In DC it is not legal to carry a weapon open or concealed. It is illegal to give a gun to someone if you know they ...
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Marijuana Legalization in DC

On Tuesday February 4, 2014 the DC City Council approved a bill that may essentially decriminalizes marijuana possession in the nation’s capital, The proposal would make possession of an ounce ...
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How Should Out of State Criminal Defendants Handle Virginia Charges?

Washington DC is one of the most frequently visited tourist destinations in United States. Many people travel to the area for business to attend college and to visit family. Unfortunately during some ...
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Larceny Offenses in Fairfax County

Fairfax County is the wealthiest county in the state of Virginia. Consistent with national statistics, a high degree of property crimes follows the situated wealth. As a result, Fairfax County also ...
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New Virginia Texting And Driving Law Starts Today

Starting today, July 1 st, 2013, Virginia has put a new texting and driving law into effect. As of now, anyone found texting while driving could be guilty of a primary offense. The law considers ...
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What qualifies anyone to be called the "best" attorney?

People occasionally ask me who is the best criminal attorney in Fairfax. My response is that like any subjective question, that determination is a matter of opinion. The most accurate way to determine ...
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Fairfax Sex Crimes And Sexting

Earlier this week three Fairfax County high school students were found guilty of sending sexually graphic video cellphone messages. The boys filmed themselves having consensual sex with other teens. ...
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Explosion of Domestic Violence Arrests in Fairfax County

Fairfax County, Virginia – According to a recent survey released by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services' Criminal Justice Research Center, Fairfax County has the highest ...
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WHY I HATE PLEA AGREEMENTS

In a healthy lawyer client relationship an effective trial attorney will not "pressure" the criminal defendant to accept the plea agreement. In my experience the decision whether or not to ...
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Welcome To Our New Criminal Defense Blog

We are pleased to announce the start of our new Criminal Defense Blog.
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