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Virginia Law: Computer Crimes

Computer Trespass Under Virginia Law 18.2-152.4, it is unlawful for any person, with malicious intent, or through intentionally deceptive means and without authority, to: 1. Temporarily or permanently remove, halt, or otherwise disable any computer data, computer programs or computer software from a computer or computer network; 2. Cause a computer to malfunction, regardless of […]

Federal Cyber Crime Defense Attorney Explains Computer Crime & Hacker Charges in the Federal United States District Court in Alexandria Virginia 18 U.S.C. § 1030

Federal Cyber Crime Federal cyber crimes and computer crimes generally consist of cyber attacks and hacking, even Anonymous “hacktivist” activity. Most computer crimes are Federal jurisdiction due to the interstate nature of the hacking activity and server location. Some computer crimes are Federal in nature due to the Federal government owning the target computer, server, […]

WikiLeaks Source Hacking Conspiracy Targeting Senior U.S. Officials, Unauthorized Access to Government Computer Systems & Online Accounts Sentenced to 5 Years

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: A 22-year-old young man prosecuted under the Federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act for conspiring via private chats and Twitter to gain unauthorized access to United States government computer systems and online accounts belonging to several United States government […]

ANONYMOUS DDoS Attack Felony DISMISSED, No Jail Time Ordered on Misdemeanor Charge of Conspiracy to Intentionally Cause Damage to a Protected Computer

MEDVIN LAW PLC principal attorney Marina Medvin represented a member of the Anonymous online activist “hactivist” group that was indicted for Felony Conspiracy charges for participation in the DDoS attacks termed as “Operation Payback.” This case has been ongoing since 2010 and has only begun to conclude in 2015. 13 individual Anonymous members were charged […]

FBI 10 Most Wanted will serve Fewer than 5 Years for Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud, Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering & Computer Fraud in Alexandria Virginia

Attorney’s Case Result for the Federal Courthouse in Alexandria in the UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA IN ALEXANDRIA: Client Tobechi Onwuhara was placed on the FBI 10 Most Wanted List for Cyber Crime for a number of years. He was indicted for 14 various Federal felonies. After a reduction of […]

Federal Probation Law – Federal Conditions of Probation

Federal probation is guided by 18 U.S.C. §3563 – Conditions of probation. The authorized terms of probation for federal offenses are— (1) for a felony, not less than one nor more than five years; (2) for a misdemeanor, not more than five years; and (3) for an infraction, not more than one year. Federal Conditions […]

Embezzlement in Virginia: Felony & Misdemeanor Charges, Penalties & Defenses

What is the crime of embezzlement under Virginia Law? Embezzlement under Virginia law is simply defined as a wrongful taking of money or valuable property, that took place while the offender was entrusted with someone else’s property. This improper taking does not need to benefit the accused, it can benefit some other person. An employee-employer […]

Felony Carnal Knowledge and Solicitation of a Minor Charges REDUCED to Misdemeanors

Fairfax, Virginia Criminal Defense Attorney Case Result: Client was charged with Class 4 felony carnal knowledge of a child between ages 13 and 15, Va Code 18.2-63, and the use of a communication device to solicit a minor, a felony under Va Law 18.2-374.3. The offenses were AMENDED and REDUCED to misdemeanors with 6 months […]

Prohibition of Firearm Possession by Substantial Risk Order in Virginia

Firearm Prohibition Under Substantial Risk Order Removal of firearms from persons posing a substantial risk in Virginia: A prosecutor or a police officer can apply for an emergency substantial risk order to prohibit a person who poses a substantial risk of injury to himself or others from purchasing, possessing, or transporting a firearm. The legal standard […]

Federal Sexting Laws & Penalties: Creation of or Enticement to Create Child Pornography, Sexual Exploitation of Minors, etc.

This law firm represents teenagers and young men and women accused of Federal crimes for exchanging photos and videos depicting teenagers under the age of 18 while nude or engaged in sexual acts. The exchange of these photos and videos is commonly referred to as “sexting.” Sexting takes place over text messages, in chat apps […]

White Collar Criminal Defense

White Collar Criminal Defense White Collar Criminal Defense is the defense of prosecutions and investigations pertaining to employees, businesses and corporations, senior executives, or public officials and other individuals engaged in public positions. We defend individuals charged and investigated under Virginia law and for federal white collar crimes, at all stages of the investigation and […]

Obtaining Drugs or Marijuana by Fraud, Deceit or Forgery – Virginia Law

Is it illegal to forge a marijuana or drug prescription? Yes. Virginia Code 18.2-258.1 criminalizes obtaining or procuring the administration of controlled substances by fraud, lying or forgery. This means that individuals who forge prescriptions for marijuana or increase the dose that is prescribed are committing a class 6 felony. Related crimes include prescription pad […]

Virginia Marijuana Law, Penalties and Defense: Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana & Felony Marijuana Charges

Virginia Marijuana Law Under Virginia law 18.2-248.1, it is a criminal offense for any person to sell, give, distribute or possess with intent to sell, give, or distribute marijuana. Simple possession of marijuana is also unlawful, but it is not criminal. In 2024, marijuana will become legal in Virginia. For now the penalties for marijuana offenses […]

Virginia Law on Criminal Records & Background Checks

As of July 1, 2020, under Virginia law, it is a Class 1 misdemeanor crime for an employer to require a job applicant to disclose information concerning a possession of marijuana arrest, charge, or conviction.   § 19.2-389.3. Marijuana possession; limits on dissemination of criminal history record information; prohibited practices by employers, educational institutions, and state […]

Sexting Laws in Virginia Explained by Criminal Defense Attorney Defending Charges in Fairfax, Alexandria, Arlington

What is “sexting” in Virginia?” Sexting is the act of sending explicit images to another person using digital devices. The act in itself isn’t illegal. It becomes illegal when the subject in the photos is a minor. Virginia law creates a presumption that the image is of a minor when the person in the image […]

Bond Motions, Virginia Bail & Bond Law applied in Alexandria, Arlington & Fairfax

Virginia Bail and Bond Motions Alexandria | Fairfax | Arlington Individuals charged with serious offenses and individuals who have a history of not appearing in court, will not be set free after an arrest (bail will be denied by the magistrate.) The defendant will need to have an attorney file a motion on his behalf […]

Virginia Law on Solicitation of Prostitution Explained by Criminal Defense Attorney

Virginia Law: Solicitation of Prostitution One of the most commonly charged decency offenses in Northern Virginia is Solicitation of a Prostitute. Criminal solicitation of prostitution is a Class 1 Misdemeanor, punished by up to 12 months in jail, a $2500.00 fine, and a sexually transmitted disease blood test. The crime of Solicitation of a prostitute […]

Virginia Juvenile Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Explanation of Laws, Penalties and Procedures for Juvenile Charges

SPECIAL TREATMENT FOR JUVENILES UNDER VIRGINIA LAW Juvenile criminal defense is different under Virginia law from adult criminal defense. Juveniles generally experience more lenient treatment under Virginia Law. Crimes by Juveniles are generally prosecuted as delinquency acts in Virginia Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts. Juveniles are defined by their age for purposes of prosecution: […]

Marina Medvin to Forbes: Julian Assange Can Expect The Full 5 Years In An American Jail—Here’s Why

Published on Apr 12, 2019 on Julian Assange Can Expect The Full 5 Years In An American Jail—Here’s Why Thomas Brewster Julian Assange is facing extradition to the U.S., where lawyers predict he’ll be dealt with harshly.Jack Taylor/Getty Images Julian Assange should be prepared not only to be extradited but also to receive the […]

Virginia Criminal Charges for Threatening Harm — VA Law Explained by Criminal Defense Attorney

Threatening Harm – A Crime Under Virginia Law Virginia law criminalizes a written threat (handwritten or computerized) to kill or commit a bodily injury as a class 6 felony offense. This is punishable by up to 5 years in prison. Intent to commit an act of terrorism elevates the threat crime to a class 5 felony. A threat made […]

Virginia Lawyer Explains VA Law of False Pretenses, Forgery, Uttering and Fraud

WHAT IS THE CRIME OF OBTAINING MONEY BY FALSE PRETENSES IN VIRGINIA? False Pretense is the crime charged when money or ownership of property is obtained from a person by intentional misrepresentation, trick, or lying. The most commonly charged False Pretense crime occurs when individuals receive cash in exchange for fake or fraudulent checks at […]

Virginia Rape Laws and Defenses Explained by Criminal Defense Lawyer

Virginia Rape Law Rape is a serious felony offense under Virginia Law 18.2-61. It is punished by a maximum penalty of life imprisonment, with a minimum penalty of five years in prison. Adult rape is defined as having sexual intercourse with another, against their will, by force, threat, or intimidation. The force, threat, or intimidation element is judged […]

Federal Charges for Theft, Embezzlement & Misapplication by Bank Officer or Employee in Alexandria Virginia

The federal government can charge Bank Fraud as Embezzlement, Abstraction, Purloining or Willful Misapplication under one of two code sections, Sections 656 and 657 of Title 18, United States Code. These charges will differ mainly in the types of financial institutions to which they apply. 18 U.S.C. § 656 applies to banks, while 18 U.S.C. […]

Forbes Interview with Marina Medvin: “Cops Could Force Unlock Androids By Demanding Owner Says ‘OK Google'”

This article is reposted from FORBES in the same manner as it appears on their site. NOV 2, 2016 @ 10:30 AM Cops Could Force Unlock Androids By Demanding Owner Says ‘OK Google’ by: Thomas Fox-Brewster With its Pixel smartphone, Google has decided to turn on a smart, seemingly-innocuous feature by default: unlocking via voice. […]

Virginia Teen Accused of Felony Sexting Distribution of Child Pornography Charges Results in Government’s Non-Prosecution

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY RESULT: Attorney representation during an Arlington County / City of Falls Church Police, and concurrent Federal investigation, of teenage “sexting” and distribution of child pornography charges – for teen sending nude photos via mobile devices and computers – resulted in promise from the Government for NO CHARGES to be FILED. […]

Forbes Interview with Marina Medvin: “FBI Can Use Dead Suspects’ Fingerprints To Open iPhones — It Might Be Cops’ Best Bet”

This article is reposted from FORBES in the same manner as it appears on their site. FEB 18, 2016 @ 09:40 AM 178,647 VIEWS FBI Can Use Dead Suspects’ Fingerprints To Open iPhones — It Might Be Cops’ Best Bet By: Thomas Fox-Brewster ,FORBES STAFF “I cover crime, privacy and security in digital and physical […]

Alexandria Police Investigation of Teen Sexting / Distribution of Child Pornography Results in NO CHARGES FILED

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY RESULT: Attorney representation during Alexandria Police investigation of teenage “sexting,” aka production and distribution of child pornography for teens sending nude photos of themselves via mobile devices, resulted in NO CHARGES FILED. The relevant code section for such charges would have been Va Code 18.2-374.1:1. § 18.2-374.1:1. Possession, reproduction, distribution, […]

Crimes Against Nature, Felony Bestiality Charge REDUCED to Misdemeanor, No Jail Time

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA ATTORNEY CASE RESULT:   Class 6 Felony Attempted Crimes Against Nature charge for an attempt at bestiality with a dog resulted in a REDUCTION of the charge to a Misdemeanor Computer Harassment, with NO JAIL TIME. § 18.2-361. Crimes against nature; penalty. If any person carnally knows in any manner any brute animal, […]