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Virginia Criminal Law Blog – FAQs

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What Is A Civil / Traffic Infraction?

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Civil/traffic infractions are minor offenses that result in a fine and/or other penalties but no jail sentence. They are not criminal in nature. These include most traffic violations, refusal of a blood-alcohol breath test, and others. Despite the lack of potential for jail, these infractions should not be taken lightly. Other consequences, such as license suspension, can have a significant impact on your life.

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When I visit your office, what should I expect?

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When you walk into our office, you will be greeted by one of our capable staff members. If you need to make a payment, schedule an appointment or check for important dates, our staff will be happy to assist you.

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I’ve Been Charged With A Crime. Now what?

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A defense attorney can limit the many uncertainties facing someone charged with a crime. Working within the criminal justice system is a complex process. To best protect your interests, you should consult with an effective advocate who understands criminal investigation, negotiation techniques, and how to develop strategies for use inside and outside of the courtroom.

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