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DUI Charges: Who Files and Who Can Help?

DUI Lawyer Fairfax, VA

Hard-working, good people make mistakes every day. You may have good intentions but had a minor lapse of judgment that led to a DUI arrest. This error and unfortunate incident should serve as a reminder to you to not duplicate the situ...

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Medical Marijuana and Driving Under the Influence

There are currently more than 30 states in the United States that allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes. Under these laws, if you have a prescription, you are allowed to buy marijuana from an authorized dispensary and use it legally within the state. However...

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Who is Considered a “Felon”?

Criminal Defense Attorney

Although it may come off as self-explanatory to some, it is not entirely clear to all who is referred to as a “felon”. Many people confuse the idea of any one who has been convicted of a criminal offense, as a felon, and this is not...

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Can I Sue the Person who Accused me of a Crime?

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Many people who are accused of crimes want to know whether they can file a lawsuit against the person who accused them. Being accused of a crime is incredibly damaging to someone’s life, even if in the end they are acquitted, or the c...

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What do I need to know about alimony before I get divorced?

Spousal Support Attorney

If you’re headed for divorce, the court may include alimony payments (also known as “spousal support” or “maintenance”) in the divorce decree. The determination of whether you will be the one obligated to make the payments or your sp...

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How to Get a Warrant Removed

Criminal Defense Lawyer

There is a certain type of discomfort that comes with knowing that your freedom is on the line and at any moment it can be taken away from you. An arrest warrant allows for any law enforcement officer to take you into custody when the...

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Moving with Your Children After Divorce

Divorce Lawyer

The transition after a divorce can be difficult for both the parents and children to adjust to. Regardless of how old your children are, they are likely to experience a range of emotions about things being different from what they have always ...

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What Are the Steps in a Criminal Trial?

A criminal trial has many parts. Here is a brief overview of the steps of a criminal trial: Jury selection The first thing that happens in a criminal trial is that a jury is selected to hear the case. A pool of jurors is...

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How Does a Judge Decide My Sentence?

Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you’ve been convicted of a crime, you might be wondering how it is that the judge will decide your sentence. A judge has to consider many factors in weighing what sentence to impose upon a defendant who comes before them. Here are ...

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How to choose a court reporter for a criminal case

Criminal Defense Lawyer

You may ask yourself, are all court reporters the same? Are all court reporter services the same? The answer to both questions is a firm no. In researching different service companies, it becomes evident that there are quite a few to ...

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Why might I not need a living trust?

Child Support Lawyer

Each day, a lawyer receives questions by people who are wondering whether or not they should have a living trust, or if it's more practical to create a will. As a trust lawyer, the common answer is "It depends." Some people should choose...

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The Many Ways that Divorce May Be Prolonged

Family Law Lawyer

Once divorce has finally begun, it is likely that each spouse cannot wait for the entire process to be over. Divorce can be heartaching, grueling and last much longer than most spouses would prefer. If many couples could have it, divorce wo...

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The Many Factors of Child Custody Battles

Custody Child Attorneys

When the court is deciding which parent is awarded child custody, there are several factors that weigh into the outcome. In general, a judge wants to place the child with the parent that has his or her best interest at heart, and wher...

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Revoked probation

Criminal Defense Lawyer

For many, being on probation is just as bad as jail time. Feeling like you are under a microscope and constantly have to look over a shoulder, almost any little thing may cause you to violate the terms of your probation. It is importa...

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What is Jury Nullification?

Criminal Defense Lawyer

One state has defined “[j]ury nullification [a]s the power to dispense mercy by nullifying the law and returning a verdict less than that required by the evidence.” People v. St. Cyr, 129 Mich.App. 471, 473-474, 341 N.W.2d 533 (1983)....

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