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FAIRFAX VIRGINIA: Class 1 Misdemeanor larceny charge of receiving stolen goods (VA Code 18.2-108) has been DROPPED, while the associated driving / vehicle Class 1 misdemeanor charges of Possessing Vehicle Title Issued to Another (VA Code 46.2-618) and Driving on a Suspended License (VA Code 46.2-301) resulted in NO ACTIVE JAIL time, with just a combined fine of $150 and 60 day license suspension – even though the client had an extensive criminal record with prior misdemeanor, felony, and traffic charges in the same courthouse.
Read more about Larceny & Shoplifting Law here: VIRGINIA LARCENY LAWS | A criminal defense lawyer’s explanation of shoplifting, petit larceny, grand larceny, embezzlement, burglary and robbery arrests and charges
All Charges DROPPED: Misdemeanor Obstructing Justice / Police and Drunk in Public in Fairfax Virginia
FAIRFAX, VA: Class 1 Misdemeanor charge of Obstructing Justice / Performance of a Law Enforcement / Police Officer while that Officer is Effectuating an Arrest (Va Code 18.2-460) was DROPPED together with an accompanying Class 4 Misdemeanor Drunk in Public Charge (VA Code 18.2-388).
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
Federal Misdemeanor Reckless Driving Charge DROPPED with a plea – US District Court in Alexandria Virginia
ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA: Federal Misdemeanor Reckless Driving by Speed 76/40 on the George Washington Parkway was DROPPED in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in Alexandria, with a plea to a speeding citation with NO JAIL, NO SUSPENSION OF LICENSE, and a $100 fine.
Read more about reckless driving and criminal traffic violations here: What is Reckless Driving in Virginia? | A Defense Lawyer’s explanation of VA Law 46.2-852 and 46.2-862
Felony Weapon Possession DROPPED & Felony Marijuana Possession w/ Intent to Distribute REDUCED to Misdemeanor
Prince William County / Manassas Virginia: Class 6 Felony Possession of weapons / firearms while in possession of Drugs, VA Code 18.2-308.4, with a mandatory 5 year prison sentence upon conviction, was DROPPED. Class 5 Felony sale, gift, distribution or possession with intent to sell, give or distribute marijuana, VA Code 18.2-248.1 was REDUCED to Misdemeanor possession of marijuana, VA Code 18.2-250.1, with only two months to serve in jail. Client was originally facing a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 15 years in jail.
Read more about Drug / Marijuana Law here: Virginia Drug Charges | A criminal defense lawyer’s explanation of possession, distribution and arrest laws
FAIRFAX VIRGINIA: Two felony fraud / forgery charges (VA Code 46.2-105.2, a class 6 felony, and VA Code 18.2-168, a class 4 felony) related to fraudulently obtaining documents from the DMV and forgery of public records, were both REDUCED to class 2 misdemeanors with consecutive jail sentences.
Read more about Fraud and Forgery Law here: Virginia Fraud Laws | A criminal defense lawyer’s explanation of embezzlement, false pretenses, check fraud, forgery and white collar crimes
Felony Grand Larceny Shoplifting Charge REDUCED to a Misdemeanor with NO JAIL Time in Fairfax Virginia
Fairfax County, Virginia: Felony grand larceny shoplifting / concealing charge (VA Code 18.2-103 and 18.2-95) was REDUCED to a Misdemeanor (VA Code 18.2-96) with NO active JAIL TIME (with some other conditions).
Read more about Larceny & Shoplifting Law here: Virginia Larceny Laws | A criminal defense lawyer’s explanation of shoplifting, petit larceny, grand larceny, embezzlement, burglary and robbery arrests and charges
Virginia: 10 Felony Sexual Conduct Charges, including aggravated sexual battery by sexual abuse, carnal knowledge, indecent liberties, forcible sodomy, and other such charges – related to 2 underage minor victims – has resulted in a plea deal REDUCTION of the 10 charges into 4 charges, with only 5 active years to serve on all charges (with some additional sentence conditions and restrictions).
Client’s maximum sentence on 10 charges would have kept him in prison for the rest of his life, while his minimum possible sentence on the 10 charges prior to the plea deal would have been a required minimum of 6 years in prison.
Read more about Sex Offenses here: Virginia Law on Sex Offenses Revealed and Explained