June 18, 2018

A question that I hear all the time is "What do I say when the judge asks 'guilty or not guilty'?" and if I'm talking to one of my clients I calmly reassure them that I will be able to answer that question for them and they have nothing to worry about. 

N...

June 18, 2018

In most traffic cases it can be beneficial to obtain a copy of your driving record prior to your court date.  Several judges will look at your driving record when determining sentencing and it can be an important factor to the outcome of your case.  A good driving reco...

September 11, 2017

School is back in session in Virginia which means that school buses are once again a common sight on our roads.  Keeping children safe is undoubtedly important, but what some people may not know is the damage that passing a stopped school bus can do to your criminal re...

July 14, 2017

Several new laws went into effect across the Commonwealth of Virginia on July 1st.  One of those laws was HB2201 which set the fine for failing to drive on the right side of the highway at $100.00.  The bill changes the language of Virginia Code Sections 46.2-802 & 46....

July 10, 2017

On June 9th, Venus Williams was involved in a car accident that resulted in the death of 79-year-old Jerome Barson.  Most outlets reporting on the accident were quick to report that Venus Williams was "at fault" in the accident. 

The facts as I generally...

June 19, 2017

16 and 17 year old drivers are three times as likely to be involved in a fatal crash as drivers 18 and older.  Fatal teen crashes increased by more than 10 percent from 2015 to 2016.  During the summer is the most dangerous time for teen drivers.  Driving is a big resp...

June 10, 2017

In Virginia, there is a point system used that can negatively or positively impact your driving record.  This point system is used to determine insurance rates and is also used by the court system.  Outlined below is some general information about the DMV point system...

June 10, 2017

You have the absolute right to appeal any final decision made in General District Court, but you must act quickly.  After your case has been heard and the judge has made a final decision you have ten days to note your appeal with the clerk.  As part of your appeal, you...

June 10, 2017

Being pulled over for speeding is certainly an event that can ruin your day.  Don't let it ruin your insurance rates by arguing with the police officer that stopped you.  

Never at trial have I heard a police officer say, "Your Honor, after making the stop this gen...

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