Arlington, Virginia: Felony grand larceny shoplifting / concealing charge (VA Code 18.2-103 and 18.2-95) will be DISMISSED after a period of good behavior and completion of community service (with some other minor conditions). Read more about Larceny & Shoplifting Law here: Virginia Larceny Laws | A criminal defense lawyer’s explanation of shoplifting, petit larceny, grand […]
CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT AGAINST SELF-INCRIMINATION
The Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees that “[no] person . . . shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself.” In Miranda v. Arizona, the United States Supreme Court extended the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination to individuals subjected to custodial interrogation by the police. The court addressed the problem of how the privilege against compelled self-incrimination guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment could be protected from the coercive pressures that can be brought to bear upon a suspect in the context of custodial interrogation.
Arlington, Virginia: Misdemeanor Drunk in Public Charge (VA Code 18.2-388) will be DISMISSED. Read more about Drunk in Public Law here: VIRGINIA DRUNK IN PUBLIC LAW | A criminal defense lawyer’s explanation of drunk in public charges and arrest requirements Related Case Results and Law Blog Articles:Charge DROPPED: Misdemeanor Drunk in Public in Fairfax Virginia […]
What is a misdemeanor? A misdemeanor offense is a criminal offense. Virginia has four categories of misdemeanor crimes – ranging from Class 1, the most serious, to Class 4, the least serious. Misdemeanor jail sentences are served in the county or city jail, not a state correctional facility.