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What is the difference between sexual assault and rape?

What is the difference between sexual assault and rape?

The legal definitions of sexual assault and rape vary depending on state laws. Some states do not even use those terms in their penal codes to classify sex-related crimes, opting for labels such as sexual misconduct and sexual battery instead. In Virginia and some other states, however, sexual assault serves […]

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Are Breathalyzer Tests Always Accurate?

Are Breathalyzer Tests Always Accurate?

The breathalyzer test is a standard tool for police officers when they investigate a case of a motorist possibly driving under the influence of alcohol. The test often is applied after a motorist has first undergone a field sobriety test, which involves a series of basic tasks that can be […]

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If I plan on pleading guilty to a DUI, do I still need a lawyer?

If I plan on pleading guilty to a DUI, do I still need a lawyer?

Even if you plan to plead guilty to a DUI, seeking the professional advice of a lawyer on your case often makes good sense. The ramifications of a DUI conviction are too consequential to not at least confer with an attorney experienced with DUI cases.  An attorney can review your […]

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What To Do When You’re Charged With a Crime You Did Not Commit in Virginia

What To Do When You’re Charged With a Crime You Did Not Commit in Virginia

One of the most daunting and agonizing situations you can face is being charged with a crime that you did not commit. It will make you feel helpless and baffled, frustrated beyond belief that authorities do not understand how wrong they are. The impact of landing in such dire circumstances […]

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What Is Considered Reckless Driving in Virginia?

What Is Considered Reckless Driving in Virginia?

A number of risky driving behaviors can be classified as reckless driving in Virginia. Perhaps the most likely impetus for a reckless driving charge is excessive speed, as there are certain mile-per-hour thresholds that can transform what seems like a simple speeding ticket into a possible reckless driving offense – […]

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