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What Can I Do To Fight A Speeding Ticket for Reckless Driving in Virginia?

What Can I Do To Fight A Speeding Ticket for Reckless Driving in Virginia?

Reckless driving in Virginia is a criminal offense rather than a traffic offense and therefore carries severe consequences. A Class 1 misdemeanor, reckless driving triggers a maximum fine of $2,500 or a jail sentence of up to 12 months in Virginia – or some combination of the two. In addition, […]

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What’s The Charge For Underage Drinking in Virginia?

What’s The Charge For Underage Drinking in Virginia?

As the weather begins to warm up, local concert venues begin to open their doors. While thousands in the Northern Virginia area responsibly enjoy concerts at venues such as Jiffy Lube Live, Wolftrap, and Jammin Java, inevitably many young people will consume alcohol while enjoying music at these venues. One […]

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What Is The Charge For Indecent Liberties With A Minor?

What Is The Charge For Indecent Liberties With A Minor?

In Virginia, those accused of taking indecent liberties with a minor typically face a class 5 felony, though the charges can vary depending on the circumstances of the alleged crime and the accused’s legal history. In most cases, taking indecent liberties with a minor is considered a class 5 felony […]

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What Is Indecent Liberties With A Child?

What Is Indecent Liberties With A Child?

In Virginia, the charge of taking indecent liberties with a child primarily targets certain acts of a sexual nature when they are performed by an adult with a child under the age of 15 years old, though it also can concern adults participating in certain ways in the creation of […]

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What is the punishment for a first-offense DUI in Virginia?

What is the punishment for a first-offense DUI in Virginia?

A conviction for a first-offense DUI in Virginia likely will affect both your bank account and your driving privileges. A DUI – for operating either a motor vehicle, boat or watercraft while under the influence of alcohol or drugs – qualifies as a class 1 misdemeanor in Virginia. A first-offense […]

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