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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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Infected Sexual Battery

What is Infected Sexual Battery in Virginia?

  • November 29, 2019

In the Commonwealth of Virginia, it is a criminal act to intentionally infect another person with a sexually transmitted disease (STD). If you are accused of doing so, you may be arrested for a felony offense—one that carries significant jail…

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