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Criminal Defense at Tingen & Williams

Criminal charges are serious matters that can negatively impact your life in many ways. Our attorneys can help with a wide variety of criminal matters, ranging from traffic infractions and petty drug crimes to more serious charges, such as theft and assault.

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Popular Criminal Defense Articles

The links below will take you to our website’s most popular articles on criminal defense. Our knowledge base of legal articles helps more than 300,000 site visitors annually.

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Reckless Driving in Virginia: The Ultimate Guide

Reckless driving in Virginia is a misdemeanor, not just a traffic infraction. This guide covers the ins and outs of reckless driving procedure in Virginia.

What's the Difference Between Assault and Battery in Virginia?

In Virginia, the same law criminalizes both assault and battery. However, that doesn’t mean that assault and battery are the same offense.

What are the Charges for Stealing an Animal in Virginia?

Larceny of animals is treated as a serious offense in Virginia, with serious consequences.

What Happens to Repeat Drug Offenders in Virginia?

In Virginia, repeat drug offenses are a serious issue that carry increasingly harsh penalties for every conviction, especially in cases of trafficking.

DUIs, Breathalyzer Testing, and Mandatory Minimums

Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI) is a crime in the state of Virginia. Because it encompasses a wide variety of circumstances, Virginia DUI law can get pretty complicated very quickly.

An Updated Guide to Virginia's Marijuana Laws for 2018

Virginia’s laws on marijuana use have changed a lot recently. Make sure you’re up to date by reading this overview to the code as it stands in 2018.

How does Virginia Define Petty Larceny?

The state of Virginia recently changed the cutoff between grand and petty larceny. In this article we cover the new, updated laws surrounding theft.

What's the Difference Between Trespassing & Breaking and Entering?

“Trespassing” and “breaking and entering” are often used interchangeably. Virginia law, however, sees a world of difference between the two.

Virginia Misdemeanor Classes: A Quick Guide

There are 5 different types of misdemeanors in Virginia, each carrying different penalties. These types are called “misdemeanor classes.”

Virginia Felony Classes: A Quick Guide

The Virginia Code divides the different levels of felonies into 6 separate “classes,” which cover offenses including murder, identity theft, and arson.

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