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Tag Archives: Criminal Defense Loudoun County

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Should I Hire an Attorney for My First DUI Offense?

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

The consequences of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in Virginia are severe. Besides endangering yourself and others, a DUI charge could cost you time, money, legal privileges, your reputation in the community, and possibly your career. However, your first (and hopefully your only) DUI offense does not need to ruin your… Read More »

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Defending Against a Protective Order in Virginia

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Protective orders, also known as restraining orders, service a crucial purpose in society. They are there to protect victims of abuse and keep perpetrators at bay. These orders ensure that if someone hurts another person again, there are additional legal consequences. However, not every accusation of violence or request for a protective order is… Read More »

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Virginia’s Automatic License Suspension for Unpaid Fines Found Unconstitutional

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Under Virginia’s current law, individuals who do not pay court costs and fines can have their driver’s licenses automatically suspended without a chance to appeal and for an indefinite period of time. The individuals receive notice of the possible suspension through a form that states their failure to pay court costs or fines will… Read More »

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Domestic Violence Charges During a Divorce

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

If you have been accused of abusing your spouse or children during a divorce, you need a family law attorney who can defend you in court and fight to ensure these allegations do not damage your assertion for child custody. While the police should take domestic violence calls seriously, these allegations can be used… Read More »

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New Virginia Law Prohibits Smoking in Vehicles when Children are Present

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), provides that the effects of secondhand smoke can be significant. In particular, secondhand smoke effects on children can include severe asthma attacks, respiratory infections, ear infections and sudden infant death syndrome. Children are particularly vulnerable to cigarette smoke because their bodies are still developing and their… Read More »

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Out of State DUI Offenses: Why You Can’t Go Home and Ignore the Charge

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

An out of state motorist was recently charged with driving under the influence after hitting another vehicle and then crashing his 2015 Nissan into a tree near the James Monroe Highway and Lime Kiln Road intersection. No one else was injured but unfortunately, the accused Maryland man suffered serious injuries. Despite his life threatening… Read More »

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Legal Consequences for Leaving Children Unattended with Firearms

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Many Virginians keep firearms in their homes for purposes of self-defense, hunting, and sport, and while most do it in a safe manner, the law nonetheless prescribes punishment for those who put the safety of children and others at risk by allowing minors access to handguns. Violators of the law could be subject to… Read More »

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Female Suspect Arrested In Domestic Violence Shooting

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

A 23-year-old Sterling woman was recently arrested after being on the run following an alleged domestic incident where she shot her boyfriend. Prince William police eventually found the woman at a grocery store in Nokesville. The suspect is currently being held without bond on charges of aggravated malicious wounding and use of a firearm… Read More »

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Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Makes Arrest In Sexual Assault

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office recently made an arrest in an alleged sexual assault prompted by a meeting on the popular online dating app, Tinder. The 27-year-old Ashburn man was booked on felony sexual assault charges and taken to the county Adult Detention Center. According to reports, the relationship began in February 2016 as… Read More »

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Fairfax Woman Sentenced To Over Four Years In Prison Over Embezzlement Charges

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

A Fairfax woman was recently sentenced to 56 months in prison for her role in an embezzlement scheme which defrauded a State Senator out of $653,000 and totaled over $1.4 million in loses. The defendant was further ordered to pay back restitution totaling $1,429,599 from three separate embezzlement schemes, including that which involved the… Read More »

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