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December 2016 Archives

Criminal defenses can have different purposes

We recently discussed some of the options that you have for a defense against theft charges. If you recall, the circumstances of your case can impact what options you have for the defense. That post brings up an important point -- it is imperative that you don't try to use a cookie-cutter defense against any criminal charges.

Some sex-related cases are difficult to defend

We recently discussed the case of the man who entered an Alford Plea in a case involving child sexual abuse. This case was a hard one to read about. Cases that involve children tug at the heart strings, which can make it difficult for juries to remain partial when they hear the case. We know that this might not be news you want to hear, but we know that realistic expectations are very important in criminal cases.

Man files Alford Plea in child sexual abuse case

When you're accused of a crime such as child sexual abuse, it's imperative that you take steps to protect yourself. This allegation against you, even if it's proven to be false, can affect all aspects of your life from your social interactions to your ability to continue going to work.

Marijuana charges: Less chance of arrest in Virginia?

If you've been caught with marijuana in your possession in Virginia, you might think that you won't be penalized heavily, but the truth is that the manner in which people are arrested and prosecuted can vary in the state. The last thing you want to have to deal with is a case where you're being used as an example, which could happen if it's found that the police are being too easy on those caught with the drug. In any situation where you're in trouble with the law, working with your attorney can be helpful for protecting your reputation while you await a trial.

Know how domestic violence charges might affect you

We recently discussed the employment implications that are possible if you are facing accusations of domestic violence. When you think about it, the effects of a domestic violence accusation are very far reaching. There is a chance that you could lose your family. You might end up facing time in jail or on probation. Other penalties might also occur.

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