There are several strategies for fighting vandalism charges in Virginia. Generally, you should start by paying for the damaged property.
“Stop and identify” laws require that individuals who are stopped on the street identify themselves to police. Virginia does not use a stop and identify statute.
In Virginia, petty theft is defined as (1) the theft of any item worth less than $500, or (2) the theft of any item worth less than $5 from another’s person.
If someone damages, destroys, or defaces your property, you need to report the event to your local police station. Only then can you start fixing the problem.
In Virginia, an officer can charge you with possession even if you don’t have drugs on your person. The presence of other forms of evidence can also lead to possession charges.
Distinguishing between larceny, robbery, and burglary can sometimes be hard. In this guide, we cover the differences between all three in Virginia.
In most cases, yes. Breaking and entering is a felony in Virginia. However, in certain scenarios your attorney can negotiate the charges down to a misdemeanor.
In this article, we list 9 strange laws in the Virginia criminal code which are still relevant today, from trespassing in a graveyard to swearing in public.
As Virginia residents increasingly turn to online marketplaces, it becomes much more likely for you to accidentally purchase stolen goods.
If you’re charged with the possession or distribution of controlled substances in Virginia, there are several paths you can take in your defense.
Underage drinking is a common crime in Virginia. However, the penalties are more serious than you’d think, ranging from large fines to possible jail time.
In this infographic, we outline the penalties you can expect from a conviction of marijuana possession or distribution in Virginia.