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    John C. Whitbeck, Jr. practices in the following areas of law: Family Law, Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Visitation Rights, Adoptions, Spousal Support, Mediation, Arbitration, Relocation Cases, Domestic Violence, Criminal Law, DUI/DWI, Reckless Driving, All Felonies, All Misdemeanors, Juvenile Crimes, Mental Health Law, Civil and Business Litigation, Construction Litigation, Education Law, Election Law, Debt Collection, Consumer and Lemon Law.

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    Ruth M. McElroy practices in the following areas of law: Family law, Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Visitation Rights, Adoptions, Spousal Support, Relocation Cases, Pre and Post Marital Agreements, Domestic Violence, Reckless Driving, DUI/DWI, Juvenile Crimes, Felony and Misdemeanor Crimes, Traffic Offenses, Debt Collection, Civil and Business Litigation. She serves the Virginia Court system as a Guardian ad litem.

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    Jennifer D. Cisneros practices in the following areas of law: Family law, Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Visitation Rights, Adoptions, Spousal Support, Relocation Cases, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Crimes, Reckless Driving, DUI/DWI, Estate Planning, Wills and Probate, Trusts, Civil and Business Litigation and Debt Collection.

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Tag Archives: Leesburg Criminal Defense Lawyers

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How to Get Your Record Expunged in Virginia

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Having a criminal record expunged is an option for someone who was arrested and charged with a crime, but was not actually convicted.  If you have multiple records from different courts you want to have expunged, it’s important to retain a skilled Virginia attorney who has some criminal defense experience.  While you’re requesting to… Read More »

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What is a Class 1 Misdemeanor under Virginia Law?

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When it comes to understanding criminal law in Virginia, you must start with the classification of the charges against you. You can be charged with either a misdemeanor or felony. A felony can carry a hefty sentence of state imprisonment or even the death penalty, whereas the most serious misdemeanor only carries up to… Read More »

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New Virginia Traffic Laws

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

With every year comes new laws for drivers to learn about and get used to. Here are a few new traffic laws to be aware of: Your rights at traffic stops: Education programs provided through the public school system must instruct students on their rights and duties if they are pulled over by the… Read More »

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Expunging a Criminal Offense in Virginia

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

When individuals have old arrests on their records, it can affect every aspect of their lives. It can be especially hard to get a good job or promotion if the offense had anything to do with theft or fraud. It can make potential landlords and employers wary if it was related to assault. Expungement… Read More »

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What Can I Expect if My Teen is Arrested for Smoking Pot?

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

While recreational marijuana appears to be sweeping the nation, in Virginia, the drug remains very much illegal. Teenagers who are caught with marijuana in their possession, whether they were imbibing at the time or not, can expect some type of punishment. As a parent, you should learn what to anticipate from the juvenile court… Read More »

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Do You Have to Submit to Field Sobriety Tests When You Are Pulled Over for a DWI?

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

When the police stop your vehicle because they believe you may have been drinking, you can expect a relatively routine interaction. The police will first ask for your identification and proof of auto insurance. Next they will ask you a few questions. The police want to hear your answers and see if you slur… 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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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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Supreme Court Hears Case That Could Affect Virginia DUI Laws

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments from a trio of plaintiffs challenging their state’s DUI laws that make it a criminal offense to refuse to submit to a breathalyzer during a DUI traffic stop. Over a dozen states, including Virginia, criminalize the offense and the court’s ruling could have an impact on… Read More »

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