How do you defend against allegations of domestic violence?

Written by Ben Brasfield, a native Virginia attorney who focuses on criminal law There's no one specific way to defend against a domestic violence charge. Each case is unique and depends upon the particular facts and circumstances of the relationship. The consequences of a conviction for domestic violence can be significant and your Constitutional rights can be affected. Continue reading to learn more, then Read More

Is it worth fighting a DUI charge?

If you're facing a charge for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you have the right to a defense. However, the idea of going to court to fight a DUI charge can be intimidating, and many people wonder if it's worth the time, effort, and money. There's no easy answer here — it depends on your unique situation. Generally speaking though, it is often worth it to fight a DUI charge. The consequences of a Read More

How long can you be detained by the police?

Police can detain you for as long as it takes them to conduct an investigation, but every encounter with police is different and can result in a longer detention period. It’s important to know your rights and how long you can be detained by the police. Keep reading to learn how long you can legally be detained by the police.Legal limits on police detention in VirginiaUnless you ask the police officer if you can leave Read More

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