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Grand Larceny Update

Grand Larceny Update

  • March 27, 2020

Currently, theft of goods valued at $500 or more is considered the felony of Grand Larceny, punishable by up to 20 years in prison. The amount was increased from $200 to $500 in 2016. However, the Virginia General Assembly introduced…

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SB 2 Marijuana Bill Update

  • February 20, 2020

Last week, we told you about the Virginia House of Delegates’ move to decriminalize marijuana possession when they passed House Bill 972. Now, we have an update from the Virginia Senate. On February 11, 2020, the Senate passed SB 2.…

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Marijuana Possession

Marijuana Possession in Virginia

  • February 3, 2020

Virginia lawmakers recently initiated discussions regarding the decriminalization of marijuana possession in the state; to be sure, this includes HB 972, which would decriminalize simple marijuana possession and penalize those caught with marijuana with a small fee of $25, and…

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What is SB16?

  • January 20, 2020

Newly proposed legislation in Virginia concerns gun ownership in the state and criminal penalties for certain firearms offenses. The proposed legislation, Senate Bill 16 (SB16), aims to change the way assault firearms are defined in Virginia. As currently drafted, the…

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Expunging

Expunging Your Criminal Record

  • January 10, 2020

Being convicted of a crime can have significant repercussions for defendants, who could face imprisonment and expensive fines, in addition to the creation of a criminal record. The latter tends to have particularly far-reaching consequences, as having a criminal record…

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