Tag Archives: VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY

Virginia Drunk in Public / Public Intoxication Laws, Penalties and Defenses

Drunk in Public / Public Swearing and Intoxication is a Misdemeanor Criminal Offense Under Virginia Law What is public intoxication law in Virginia? Drunk in Public or Public Intoxication is the Virginia criminal misdemeanor charge for public displays of drunkenness. Virginia law 18.2-388 punishes drunk behavior in public places. A conviction for public intoxication, or for […]

Virginia Hit and Run Laws, Penalties and Defenses for Charges in Alexandria, Fairfax, Arlington

Hit and Run in Virginia: Leaving the Scene of an Accident What are hit and run laws in Virginia? Under Virginia law, a Hit and Run is defined as a criminal offense, and it is charged when you leave the scene of an accident without providing your insurance information to the other driver. The hit […]

Virginia Laws & Legal Research Links

This list of legal research resources has been independently compiled by MEDVIN LAW PLC to assist you with legal research for a Virginia criminal charge. Virginia Legal Resource Links Virginia Laws & Statutes http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode City / County Municipal Laws http://www.municode.com/Library/VA Arlington County Code http://www.arlingtonva.us/departments/countyboard/countycode/default.aspx Virginia General District Court Forms http://www.courts.state.va.us/courtadmin/aoc/legalresearch/resources/manuals/dcforms/districtcourtformsmanual.pdf Virginia Department of Corrections Information […]

Virginia DUI & DWI Charges DISMISSED for Insufficient Evidence

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: FEDERAL UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA Federal misdemeanor DUI and DWI charges (.09 BAC level) and driving over 20 MPH above the speed limit on the GW Parkway, US Park Police arrest, were ALL DISMISSED for insufficient evidence. Courthouse: United States District Court […]

Misdemeanor Fraud for Failure to Pay Cab Driver Charges DROPPED in Alexandria Virginia

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Misdemeanor charge for Failure to Pay for the Rental of a Vehicle, an accusation of not paying a cab driver, was DROPPED at the first hearing for lack of evidence. In the General District Court for the City of Alexandria: 520 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314. § 18.2-206. […]

Felony Sex Offense in Virginia – Crimes Against Nature Charge Results in NO JAIL TIME

VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Class 6 Felony Attempted Crimes Against Nature charge for attempted bestiality resulted in a probation sentence, with no active jail time. § 18.2-361. Crimes against nature; penalty. A. If any person carnally knows in any manner any brute animal, or carnally knows any male or female person by the […]

Misdemeanor Larceny Charge DROPPED and Driving Charges Result in NO JAIL in Fairfax Virginia

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: 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 […]

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 […]

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 Virginia Reckless Driving Law […]

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 […]

NOT GUILTY of DUI in Alexandria VA

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: NOT GUILTY trial verdict for Misdemeanor DUI charge under VA law 18.2-266. The DUI was charged after a vehicle collision which resulted in serious injuries. Read more about DUI Law: Virginia DUI Laws, Penalties and Defenses Explained by DWI Attorney for Alexandria, Fairfax, Arlington.

Fraud and Forgery Felony Charges REDUCED to Misdemeanor Offenses in Fairfax Virginia

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: […]

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 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 Grand Larceny, Petit Larceny, Shoplifting, Concealment Laws and Defenses

Aggravated Sexual Battery, Carnal Knowledge, Indecent Liberties w Minor, Forcible Sodomy REDUCED – Sentenced to Only 5 Years

VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT 10 Felony Sexual Assault Charges, including Aggravated Sexual Battery by Sexual Abuse, Carnal Knowledge, Indecent Liberties with a Minor, Forcible Sodomy, and other such charges – related to 2 underage victims – has resulted in a plea deal REDUCTION of the 10 charges to 4 charges, with only 5 […]

Misdemeanor Reckless Driving Ticket REDUCED to a Traffic Infraction in Fairfax Virginia

Fairfax County, Virginia: Misdemeanor Reckless Driving by Speed of 79 MPH in a 55 zone (VA Code 46.2-862) was REDUCED to a non-criminal Infraction – Improper Driving and only a $150 fine. Read more about Virginia Reckless Driving Law here: Virginia Reckless Driving 46.2-862 / 46.2-852 Misdemeanor Speeding Laws, Penalties and Defenses

Charge to be DISMISSED: Misdemeanor Drunk in Public Arrest in Northern Virginia

Class 4 Misdemeanor Drunk in Public Charge (VA Code 18.2-388) will be DISMISSED after completion of community service. 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

Misdemeanor Reckless Driving Charge REDUCED to Improper Driving in Fairfax Virginia

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA: Misdemeanor Reckless Driving by Speed of 79 MPH in a 55 zone (VA Code 46.2-862) was REDUCED to a non-criminal Infraction – Improper Driving and only a $150 fine. Read more about Virginia Reckless Driving Law here: Virginia Reckless Driving 46.2-862 / 46.2-852 Misdemeanor Speeding Laws, Penalties and Defenses

Charge DROPPED: Misdemeanor Drunk in Public in Fairfax Virginia

Fairfax Virginia: Class 4 Misdemeanor Drunk in Public Charge (VA Code 18.2-388) has been DROPPED. 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

Misdemeanor Reckless Driving Offense REDUCED to Speeding Ticket with Lower Speed in Alexandria Virginia

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA: Misdemeanor Reckless Driving by Speed of 56 MPH in a 35 zone (VA Code 46.2-862) was REDUCED to a non-criminal Traffic Infraction – Speeding – with a REDUCED speed of 54 MPH in a 35 zone and only a $75 fine. Read more about Virginia Reckless Driving Law here: Virginia Reckless Driving 46.2-862 […]

Federal Fraud Felony Charges in Alexandria Virginia Result in No Jail Time

FEDERAL ATTORNEY CASE RESULT | ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA Three Federal Felony charges in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia – including charges for failure to comply with reporting requirements and for false statements to police officers – sentenced to only 12 months of probation, with a special condition of 6 months […]

DISMISSED Misdemeanor Drunk in Public in Arlington, Virginia

Arlington, Virginia Criminal defense attorney case result: Misdemeanor Drunk in Public Charge (VA Law 18.2-388) was DISMISSED.   § 18.2-388. Profane swearing and intoxication in public; penalty If any person profanely curses or swears or is intoxicated in public, whether such intoxication results from alcohol, narcotic drug or other intoxicant or drug of whatever nature, […]

Misdemeanor Driving on a Suspended Revoked License in Fairfax Virginia Charge DROPPED

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Class 1 Misdemeanor Charge of Driving on a Suspended / Revoked License (VA Code 46.2-301) was DROPPED for insufficient evidence to prosecute. Review all case results: Case Results