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Arlington Virginia Felony Robbery Charge DISMISSED

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA ATTORNEY RESULT: Felony Robbery charge DISMISSED during the preliminary hearing, after a reduction of the charge to Assault and Battery and a motion for Dismissal. Client was facing a maximum of life in prison for the robbery charge. Arlington County General District Court: 1425 N. Courthouse Rd, Arlington, Virginia 22201. § 18.2-58. How […]

Robbery Charge in Arlington VA Bond Motion Granted Despite Presumption Against Bond, Client Released

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA ATTORNEY RESULT: Bond motion in a case with a presumption against bond due to Robbery, False Report to Law Enforcement, and DUI charges was granted, with a low bond of $3,500. Client released. Arlington General District Court, 1425 N Courthouse, Arlington, VA 22201. Read more about Bond Motions here: Bond Motions and Virginia […]

Malicious Wounding by Mob, Robbery & Burglary Felony Charges in Alexandria Virginia REDUCED

Virginia Circuit Court for the City of Alexandria: 4 Felony charges – Malicious Wounding by Mob (2 counts), Robbery, and Burglary, for which the accused would face 35 to Life at a jury trial, were amended as follows: the Robbery charge was DROPPED, one count of Malicious Wounding was REDUCED to misdemeanor Assault, the Burglary […]

Investigation of Accessory to Robbery, Obstruction of Justice, & Distribution of Marijuana RESULTS in Charge for Possession of Marijuana, which will be DISMISSED in Falls Church / Arlington VA

FALLS CHURCH / ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA: Attorney Medvin’s representation of the client during an investigation of the client for Accessory to Robbery and Distribution of Marijuana, lead to the client being charged with just Obstruction of Justice and Possession of Marijuana. The Obstruction charge was then dropped in court, and the Marijuana possession charge was continued […]

Federal Charges for Assault on Law Enforcement Officers – Discussion of Law and Penalties for 18 USC 111 by Criminal Defense Attorney

Assaulting, Resisting, or Impeding Federal Police Officers Federal assault on law enforcement officers is charged under 18 U.S.C. § 111. The code section also covers the actions of resisting, opposing, impeding, intimidating, or interfering with police officers if these actions are done with force against the officer. There are multiple components of this code section. […]

Virginia Murder Defense Attorney Explains Murder and Manslaughter Laws, Penalties & Defenses

Virginia Murder and Manslaughter Laws Homicide is the unlawful taking of human life. Criminal homicide in Virginia is defined as Murder or Manslaughter. These are felony crimes under Virginia law and are separated into five types, listed from most serious to least serious: Capital murder, First-degree murder, Second-degree murder, Voluntary manslaughter, and Involuntary manslaughter. The […]

Police Officer Defense Lawyer: Law Enforcement Defense, Use of Force

POLICE OFFICER TRUSTED LAW FIRM MEDVIN LAW PLC is one of the very few law firms trusted by Virginia police officers for the defense of serious internal investigations, criminal investigations, and personal traffic and family/domestic accusations. Attorney Marina Medvin has represented police officers, their friends, and their family members from many of the local VA/DC […]

Virginia Assault and Battery Laws and Penalties – Defense Attorney’s Explanation of Misdemeanor Charges Under VA Code 18.2-57

VIRGINIA ASSAULT & BATTERY LAW & PENALTIES What is assault law in Virginia? Virginia groups both assault and battery into a single common statute. “Assault and Battery“, or “Simple Assault“, is class 1 Misdemeanor criminal charge under VA Law 18.2-57. Both assault and battery are punished by a maximum jail sentence of 1 year, a maximum […]

Fairfax County Police Department Use of Force Policy

FAIRFAX COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT GENERAL ORDER SUBJECT: NUMBER: USE OF FORCE 540.0 EFFECTIVE DATE: REVIEW: MARCH 31, 2017 JANUARY 21, 2019 RESPONSIBLE ENTITY: Planning and Research Bureau CALEA • New Directive • Replaces: • Revised ACCREDITATION STANDARDS: I. II. PURPOSE TOPIC: ADM.05.01, 05.03 The purpose of this policy is to establish guidelines and reporting requirements […]

Virginia Larceny Lawyer’s Explanation of Grand Larceny, Petit Larceny, Concealment Laws & Penalties

Virginia Larceny Law Larceny is the Virginia crime of theft. Virginia courts define larceny as the unauthorized taking of things of value, belonging to another, without the owner’s consent, and with the intention to deprive permanently. Grand larceny is a felony offense, while petit larceny is a misdemeanor offense. Grand larceny is charged when the […]

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 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: […]

Miranda Rights and Self Incrimination in Virginia FAQ

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 […]

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 […]

Virginia Criminal Conspiracy Laws, Penalties, & Defenses

WHAT IS CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY? Under Virginia law, conspiracy is defined as two or more people deciding or agreeing together to commit some crime, or to accomplish a legal act by unlawful means. A person doesn’t need to know every detail of the criminal plan to be a conspirator, it’s sufficient to know just a portion […]

Presidential Candidate’s Accusations of Felony Burglary, Grand Larceny and Felony Drug Possession Charges for a Maximum of 50 Years in Prison were REDUCED to Misdemeanors with 3 Months in Jail

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: A former employee of a presidential candidate was accused by the employer of Breaking and Entering at Night to Commit Larceny, Felony Grand Larceny, and Felony Drug Possession of a Schedule II narcotic. These charges amounted to a maximum of 50 years of imprisonment. Each of the three […]

Fairfax VA Felony Grand Larceny REDUCED to Misdemeanor w/ No Jail & Possession of Burglarious Tools DROPPED

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA ATTORNEY CASE RESULT:Va Code 18.2-95 Felony Grand Larceny charge for shoplifting at Macy’s in Fairfax Virginia was AMENDED and REDUCED to a Misdemeanor Larceny charge. The penalty is 6 months of probation. Related Va Code 18.2-94 Felony Possession of Burglarious Tools charge was DROPPED at the Preliminary Hearing. Fairfax County General District Court, […]