Fourth Amendment Search & Seizure

Virginia 4th Amendment Search and Seizure Law for Searches of Vehicles and Persons in Marijuana, Drug, and Weapons Cases: FAQ Answered By Criminal Defense Attorney

TEXT OF THE BILL OF RIGHTS “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons […]

Forbes Interview with Marina Medvin: “LAPD Warrant Lets Cops Open Apple iPhone With Owner’s Fingerprints”

This article is reposted from FORBES in the same manner as it appears on their site. MAR 31, 2016 @ 06:00 AM 11,398 VIEWS LAPD Warrant Lets Cops Open Apple iPhone With Owner’s Fingerprints By: Thomas Fox-Brewster “I cover crime, privacy and security in digital and physical forms.” As CEO Tim Cook and the FBI […]

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 […]

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 […]

Felony Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute DISMISSED in Fairfax Virginia

Fairfax County, Virginia: Felony Drug Charge – Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, VA Code 18.2-248.1, was DISMISSED after completion of an ASAP program, even though client was a repeat drug offender. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & Drug Charges, Defenses, Penalties: Possession of Marijuana, Possession with Intent […]

All Charges DROPPED – Felony Marijuana Possession with Intent to Distribute, Felony Conspiracy to Distribute Dugs, Misdemeanor Possession of Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor Purchasing Alcohol for Minor in Northern VA

Criminal Charges included: 1) Class 5 Felony “sell, distribute, possession with intent to distribute, over 1/2 ounce but not over 5 pounds of marijuana” under VA Code 18.2-248.1 2) Class 5 Felony “conspiracy to sell, distribute, possession with intent to distribute, over .5 oz but not over 5 pounds of marijuana” under VA Code 18.2-248.1 […]

Felony Drug Possession Charge with Intent to Distribute to be DISMISSED in Fairfax Virginia

Fairfax County, Virginia: Felony Drug Charge – Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, VA Code 18.2-248.1, was REDUCED to misdemeanor simple possession, first offense under VA Code 18.2-250.1, and will be DISMISSED as per a 251 Disposition, Va Code 18.2-251, in 6 months. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana […]

Felony Firearm Possession DROPPED, Felony Marijuana Possession w/ Intent to Distribute REDUCED to Misdemeanor

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 […]

Fairfax Virginia DUI Charge with .15 BAC REDUCED and results in NO JAIL TIME

Fairfax County, Virginia: Client was charged with class 1 misdemeanor DUI Drunk Driving (VA Code 18.2-266) – with a BAC (blood alcohol content) of .15. Under VA law, he was facing a mandatory minimum jail sentence of 5 days and a maximum sentence of up to 1 year in jail, license suspension for 12 months, […]

Felony Marijuana Drug Distribution Charge REDUCED to Misdemeanor w/ NO JAIL in Fairfax Virginia

Fairfax County, Virginia: Felony Marijuana Drug Distribution Charge (Possession with Intent to Distribute 2 ounces of Marijuana, VA Code 18.2-248.1) was REDUCED to a Misdemeanor with a lower weight of “less than .5 oz” and NO ACTIVE JAIL TIME AND NO FINE. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & Drug […]

Charge DISMISSED: Misdemeanor Possession of Drug – Marijuana in Fairfax Virginia

Fairfax County, Virginia: Misdemeanor possession of drugs / marijuana charge (VA Code 18.2-250) was dismissed for lack of evidence to prove constructive possession! (Passenger of a vehicle cannot be convicted of possession of marijuana just because the drugs are found in the vehicle under his seat – more evidence is required to link the accused […]

Fairfax VA Misdemeanor False Report to Law Enforcement Charge DISMISSED

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA CRIMINAL ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Misdemeanor False Report to Law Enforcement / Police charge under VA Code 18.2-461 was DROPPED after a preliminary hearing for insufficient evidence to prosecute. Fairfax County General District Court at 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030. § 18.2-461. Falsely summoning or giving false reports to law-enforcement officials. It […]

Fairfax VA Felony Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses Charge DISMISSED

Fairfax, Virginia | Criminal defense attorney case result: Felony Fraud Charge  / Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses under VA Code 18.2-178 was DISMISSED for insufficient evidence after a preliminary hearing. Read more about Fraud Law here: Virginia Fraud Laws | A criminal defense lawyer’s explanation of false pretenses, check fraud, forgery and white collar crimes […]

Possession of Marijuana Charge REDUCED to Paraphernalia in Fairfax Virginia

Fairfax County, Virginia: Possession of Marijuana Charge (VA Code 18.2-250.1) was reduced to a Paraphernalia charge (VA Code 18.2-265.5), even though the case was solid and a second offense – the defendant had a prior drug conviction. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & Drug Charges, Defenses, Penalties: Possession of Marijuana, […]