Can You Be Charged With a DUI/DWI For Drugs?

There is much confusion out there surrounding DUI/DWI laws, which is due in part to the fact that drunk driving laws are set in place by state law, so what might apply in Texas or California does not necessarily apply in Virginia. And while many states do enforce DUI laws that make it a crime to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level (BAC) of .08% or higher, there are other situations in which a police Read More

When do the Police Have to “Read Me My Rights?”

We’ve all seen it in countless movies and police TV shows: that dramatic moment when the detective tells the suspect, “You have the right to remain silent…” But it can be confusing for the viewer to know when and why this occurs, and whether the actor is reading the other actor his rights because it is the legally accurate time for that to happen or if it just makes for a good cliffhanger to lead to the commercial Read More

When Do I Have a Right to an Attorney in a Virginia Criminal Investigation?

Being under criminal investigation is one of the scariest ordeals you may ever have to go through, and, no matter how many detective shows you’ve watched on TV, facing the questions of police officers, detectives, agents, and other members of law enforcement can leave you confused, shaken, and not sure where to turn. One of the biggest mistakes that people under criminal investigation make is believing that talking Read More

Does Asking For A Lawyer Make Me Look Guilty?

When you are approached by law enforcement - either in the form of local police or state or federal investigators and prosecutors - to speak about matters you or may or may not have been involved in, you might try to remember all the things you’ve heard about your constitutional rights as they are often described in television shows and movies. You might recall that police are required to read you your Miranda rights Read More

Criminal Defense

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