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Legal assistance when facing white collar crime charges in VA

White collar crime in Virginia might not sound as serious as other crimes that frequently occur, but the fact is that they can lead to hefty fines and incarceration. The amount of the fines and the duration of the prison sentence can be as severe, if not more so, than other criminal activities. One of the most important factors when confronted with white collar crime charges is lodging a strong defense against the allegations.

Shoplifting investigation leads to woman's arrest on drug charges

For those facing drug charges in Fairfax County, there are many issues that must be dealt with as the case moves forward. Not only can there be serious consequences with the legal system for drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and other reasons for an arrest linked to drugs, but they can also result in personal issues with work, school and family. One of the keys to handling drug charges is often the type of defense that is presented.

What are the penalties in Virginia for breath test refusal?

When a vehicle is stopped by law enforcement in Virginia and an investigation into a possible incident of driving under the influence commences, many drivers are not aware of the law when it comes to breath test refusal. A misunderstanding of their rights could lead them to refuse to take the breath test when they are required to do so. It can lead to charges, a conviction, and punishment even in the event that they were not driving under the influence or if their blood alcohol content level fell below the amount required to facilitate an arrest. Knowing how the law views this issue can help to avoid it or formulate a defense in the event that it occurs.

Understanding the Virginia white collar crime of check fraud

The words, "white collar crime," carry with them certain automatic connotations in Virginia and across the nation. Many people are not fully aware of what they fully entail, and that there are serious penalties associated with them. Allegations of passing bad checks fall into the category of white collar crime and fraud. The law is clear on how check fraud is viewed, and how a conviction will affect a person's life.

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