Blog Posts in January, 2016

  • What are the Penalties for Grand Larceny in Virginia?

    || 27-Jan-2016

    If you were recently arrested for grand larceny in Virginia and this was your first offense, you are likely wondering about the penalties involved. You may even want to know, “Can I get weekend time?” Unfortunately, Virginia does not allow people to serve weekends for a felony conviction. Our advice is to contact a Richmond criminal defense attorney from our firm to advise you. ...
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  • What Is Reasonable Suspicion?

    || 25-Jan-2016

    If a police officer stops or arrests a person, there must be “reasonable suspicion” that the individual has some involvement or has participated in a crime. Reasonable suspicion is based on whether or not the facts and other circumstances surrounding the case support the need to stop someone. We have a constitutional right to be free from unreasonable searches of our person and our ...
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  • Your Right to Retain an Attorney

    || 15-Jan-2016

    Our laws tell us that each and every person has the right to retain an attorney to provide defense for their case. The law further states that every person has the right to remain silent. Why is it, then, that so many people when they are arrested feel the need to speak when they are arrested? This can only set up prosecutors to bulldoze defendants, wearing them down until they admit to some ...
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  • Can My Misdemeanor Be Expunged?

    || 13-Jan-2016

    Criminal records can be a real drag. They can affect housing, your ability to possess a firearm, and your livelihood. What if you were arrested years ago for a misdemeanor and it was dismissed, are you eligible for an expungement? Let’s say that back in 2001, you pled guilty to a misdemeanor offense in Richmond, Virginia. The charge was dismissed on one condition: that you completed 80 hours ...
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