Category: Criminal Law

All About Charges For Carnal Knowledge of a Child in Virginia

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September 5, 2012

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Criminal Law

If you have been or may be charged with carnal knowledge of a child in Virginia, you should seek the advice of an experienced criminal defense attorney. The charges are serious and may result in life-changing consequences.

Read on to learn the definition of carnal knowledge of a child, the penalties you could face, and how a sex crimes lawyer can help.

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What Are Prescription Fraud Penalties in Virginia?

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September 5, 2012

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Criminal Law, Fraud

What Are Prescription Fraud Penalties in Virginia?

The illegal procurement of prescription drugs can have serious repercussions in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Whether you intend for them to be for private use, or to sell them for profit, prescription fraud penalties in Virginia often involve real jail time and/or substantial punitive fines.

Because of the law’s unusually strong prescription fraud punishment, it is imperative that you seek the counsel of an experienced Virginia prescription fraud defense attorney.

Read on to learn more about prescription fraud penalties and how a fraud lawyer can help.

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What Are The Penalties for Possession in Virginia?

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August 7, 2012

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Criminal Law, Drug-Crimes

What Are The Penalties for Possession in Virginia?

Have you recently been charged with a drug crime? Are you wondering about the penalties for possession in Virginia?

This article provides information on the penalties for unlawful possession of a controlled substance. Read on to learn the charges you could be facing and how experienced drug crime lawyers can protect your rights.

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What Constitutes A Sex Crime In Virginia?

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July 19, 2012

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Criminal Law, Rape, Sex Crimes

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The state of Virginia has very clear definitions on what constitutes a sex crime, with differing levels of severity for each type of sex crime.

Read below to learn some of the types of sex crimes you can be convicted for in Virginia, sex crimes penalties, and how those charged with a sexual offense can seek the help of a sex crimes lawyer.

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Charged With Sexual Assault Crimes in Virginia? Here’s What To Expect

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July 2, 2012

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Assault, Criminal Law, Sex Crimes

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If you have been charged with sexual assault crimes in Virginia, the first thing to know is that the commonwealth of Virginia does not take these offenses lightly. Sex crimes are considered especially heinous under Virginia law, and offenders are subject to severe penalties.

However, the public nature of sex crime cases in Virginia makes the experience of being prosecuted even more harrowing for sex crime defendants.

Keep reading to learn what to expect if you are charged with sexual assault crimes in Virginia.

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Do You Have to Register as a Sex Offender in Virginia?

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January 5, 2012

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Criminal Law, Sex Crimes

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If you’ve been charged or convicted of indecent exposure you may be asking the question, “Do you have to register as a sex offender in Virginia?”

The answer, if you’ve been convicted, most often is “Yes.”

Keep reading to learn more about registering as a sex offender in Virginia.

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How does expungement work in Virginia?

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December 20, 2011

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Criminal Law, DUI

How does expungement work in Virginia?

Have you been convicted of a DUI in Manassas, Loudon, Arlington, or Fairfax? If so, you may be wondering, “How does expungement work in Virginia?”

The law firm of Irving & Irving has been assisting clients for decades, approaching each case with dedication and personal attention.

Keep reading to learn more about DUI expungement possibilities in Virginia.

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Is it possible to get my record expunged?

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April 1, 2011

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Criminal Law

Is it possible to get my record expunged?

Under Virginia law, an expungement petition generally will be considered if a person was charged with a criminal offense and he or she was either (i) acquitted or (ii) the case was dismissed or nolle prosequied. The proceeding takes place in Circuit Court, and the Commonwealth Attorney acts as a defendant in the case.

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Will I Be Admitted To Bail Before My Trial?

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April 1, 2011

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Criminal Law

Will I Be Admitted To Bail Before My Trial?

Generally, the judge will grant bail unless there is probable cause to believe that you are a flight risk and/or a danger to the public. In making this determination, the judge will consider your current charge, criminal history, community ties (e.g., family in the area, whether you are employed/attend school, etc.), and other factors.

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What Is A Felony?

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April 1, 2011

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What Is A Felony?

Felonies are the most serious of crimes, and the minimum penalty under the law always calls for at least one year in prison. There are six classes of felonies in Virginia.

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