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A Primer on Virginia’s Points System

Virginia has a points-based driving system that docks points for those convicted of driving-related offenses. DUI is a six-point deduction while a surprising number of offenses count for three and four-point deductions as well.

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How to keep life moving after a DUI

If charged with driving under the influence (DUI), you will worry about what a conviction means for your future. Besides the obvious worry about possible …

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What Happens to Your Insurance Record After a DUI in Virginia?

The cost of your insurance alone could go up by an average of $526 after a Virginia DUI conviction. The conviction will stay on your record for 11 years, during which time you’ll have all sorts of difficulties qualifying for insurance, employment, and other necessities. 

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What Are The Costs of a DUI in Virginia?

There are plenty of costs and penalties that you could face upon a DUI charge. There are the criminal fines levied by the state, the physical and emotional costs and the legal costs that your attorney will charge to try to help you come to the best resolution to keep your freedom. 

Criminal Law

What is Consent in Virginia?

Virginia has very strict laws when it comes to consent outlined by an age of consent at 15 and several other acts that are deemed unlawful until age 18. There are also a variety of punishments set for sex crimes involving minors with penalties ranging from small fines to lengthy prison sentences based on the severity of the crime(s). 

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What are the two kinds of shoplifting charges?

For some, shopping is a therapeutic experience. For others, it can be boring or even stressful. When you’re shopping, there’s likely a lot on your …

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Money laundering and its penalties in Virginia

Money laundering is the act of disguising the origin of money obtained through illegal activity. In Virginia, that specifically means the commission of a felony. In …

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How will criminal charges affect my job?

If you are facing criminal charges, you likely have many questions. What might a conviction do to your life? How will it affect your future? …

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Four questions to help you challenge a breathalyzer test in Virginia

For most people facing charges of driving under the influence (DUI), the assumption is that a breathalyzer test is definitive and inadmissible in court. If …

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