Transferring your Virginia probation to another state may look easy on paper, but in practice it can often become quite complicated.
A plea bargain is an agreement between a defendant and a prosecutor, in which the defendant pleads guilty or “no contest” to receive a lower sentence.
Boating while under the influence of alcohol counts as a Class 1 misdemeanor in Virginia, and carries harsh penalties such as jail time and massive fines.
Virginia’s drug courts are specialized courts within the judicial branch that provide alternative punishments to many low-risk offenders.
The opioid epidemic is a serious problem in many Virginian counties and cities. Especially in regards to heroin, these laws can be incredibly strict.
The Virginia Code divides the different levels of felonies into 6 separate “classes,” which cover offenses including murder, identity theft, and arson.
In Virginia, the penalties for driving under the influence shift depending on whether or not you’ve been convicted of DUI in the past 5-10 years.
Virginia treats simple possession charges as serious crimes, however there are many paths towards a successful defense, such as the First Offender program.
Virginia recently passed a law which protects individuals from criminal charges when they call for help after an overdose, provided they follow certain rules.
Appealing a misdemeanor conviction is a tough road to travel. This article gives a brief overview of what you can expect in the process.
In addition to any penalties outlined in the Virginia code, most convictions result in many collateral consequences, which can negatively impact your life.
This article explores the different options Virginia residents have at their disposal after a marijuana possession or distribution charge.