Blog Posts in August, 2015

  • The Virginia Appeals Process

    || 13-Aug-2015

    If you are facing criminal charges, you may be curious to learn more about the appeals process, in case you are convicted. To “appeal,” means to ask a higher court to reverse the decision of a lower court after the final judgment or ruling. If a defendant was to be found guilty, the criminal defendant (the appellant) can file a notice of appeal, and file briefs with the appeals court ...
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  • Understanding a 'Motion to Dismiss'

    || 5-Aug-2015

    A criminal lawyer may file a motion to dismiss at the early stages of a case, before both sides have conducted discovery. In that case, the material presented in the complaint is the focus of the motion, which the defense argues is legally invalid. When deciding on a motion to dismiss, the court must consider all of the facts contained within the complaint. Generally, a motion to dismiss is based ...
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