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When Virginia Traffic Offenses Turn into Criminal Charges

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Some Virginia drivers don’t take traffic infractions as seriously as they should. Some traffic offenses can be classified as misdemeanors, or even felonies. A traffic infraction is typically less serious than a misdemeanor or a felony, but it can still wreak havoc on your driving record and insurance renewal rates. There is a chance… 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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Fairfax Delegate Chairs Committee That Would Withhold Police Officers’ Identities

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

The Virginia Senate recently approved Senate Bill 552 that would exempt the mandatory disclosure of police and fire marshals by classifying that information as personnel records. The Virginia House will take up the bill at a later date. Other states such as Oregon and Pennsylvania have laws on the books withholding names of officers… Read More »

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Virginia Lawmakers Eye Changes For How Magistrates Do Business

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

A pair Lynchburg delegates recently introduced legislation aimed at providing more oversight and accountability of magistrates. The legislators believe the potential for some magistrates to misuse their judicial authority is too great. Fariss bill wants copies of complaints preserved One bill, sponsored by Campbell County Republican Del. Matt Fariss, would require magistrates to forward… Read More »

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Defense Attorneys May Assert Unconventional “Involuntary Intoxication Defense”

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Defense attorneys representing Andrew Schmuhl, a former attorney accused of a bizarre home invasion, recently informed the Fairfax County Court judge hearing the case they may intend to use a rarely used “involuntary intoxication” defense. The case stems from a brutal home invasion case in November 2014 when Schmuhl and his wife were arrested… Read More »

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Can I Get My Criminal Record Expunged In Virginia?

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Carrying a criminal conviction on your record can be detrimental to your life. Criminal convictions appear on background checks for work, housing applications, and permits to own firearms. Filing petitions for expungements in Virginia can clean your record, but only under certain circumstances. The Commonwealth of Virginia has very strict laws concerning the expungement… Read More »

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