Will I lose my job if I get arrested?

Losing your job may be one of the most serious consequences that can result from an arrest, and it’s often completely legal. Virginia and North Carolina are at-will employment states, meaning most employers can terminate an employee for any reason — including an arrest.However, this doesn't necessarily mean you'll automatically lose your job if you get arrested. Instead, the outcome depends on a wide range of Read More

How do I find out if I have a warrant for my arrest?

Before the police can arrest someone who wasn’t arrested at the time of the alleged offense, they must obtain an arrest warrant. This is a legal document that authorizes a law enforcement officer to take an individual into police custody should they come into contact with them or find them.If a warrant for your arrest has been issued, that means that the officers believe they have probable cause — a reasonable belief Read More

What’s the penalty for contempt of court?

When a judge issues an order in a family law case, the parties are legally required to abide by its terms. If they fail to do so, they can be found in contempt of court.A contempt action can be either civil or criminal, so the penalty for contempt depends on the nature and severity of the violation. Keep reading to learn more, then call Select Law Partners PLLC at (855) 541-4867 for personalized guidance from a Read More

How do I quash a warrant in Virginia?

In Virginia, a judge may issue a bench warrant to any person who’s found to have violated court rules or orders, including failure to appear in court. The bench warrant authorizes law enforcement to take you into custody at any time, in any place, even if you haven’t been informed that the bench warrant was issued. In some circumstances, you can have a bench warrant quashed or recalled, but you need to act fast. Read More