• Juvenile Crimes

    Collateral Consequences of Juvenile Crimes in Virginia

    For individuals under 18 years old and their parents, having a criminal case go through Virginia’s juvenile court system may seem like a blessing. Instead of the severe punishment a minor could face for a conviction in adult court, he or she will be adjudicated as delinquent. The juvenile justice system may carry some sanctions,…

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    DUI Laws Virginia Motorists

    5 DUI Laws Virginia Motorists Need to Know

    You are probably familiar with the basics of drunk driving laws in Virginia, so you know you face harsh penalties for a DUI conviction. Your driver’s license will be revoked for 12 months, you could receive a mandatory minimum fine of $250, and the court could issue a fine up to $2,500. Plus, drunk driving…

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    White Collar Crimes

    4 Types of White Collar Crimes Under Virginia Law

    Every year, the Virginia Department of State Police publishes its report on Crime in Virginia, which contains a summary of all types of offenses, arrests, offender demographics, and other information on the crimes that took place in the state during that 12 month period. Though you’re probably familiar with the term “white collar crimes,” you…

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    Drug Crimes

    Overview of Virginia’s Drug Crimes First Offender Program

    It probably comes as no shock to know that officials in the criminal justice community continue to crack down on drug crimes, and the Virginia Department of State Police annual publication Crime in Virginia is proof. In 2019, there were 46,429 people arrested for violating controlled substances laws, including possession, selling, and trafficking. More than…

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    Virginia Courts During COVID-19

    Four Things You Need to Know about Virginia Courts During COVID-19

    The COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) is wreaking havoc throughout the nation, forcing businesses, schools and even courts to close their doors.  Many individuals are left wondering what will happen to their cases.  Leary Law wants to ensure everyone that the courts are still hearing emergency orders and our law firm is still meeting with clients –…

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    Implications for High BAC in Virginia DWI/DUI Cases

    Most motorists are well-aware that it’s unlawful to operate a motor vehicle when your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is in excess of the legal limit as stated in Virginia’s statue on Driving While Intoxicated (DWI). You’re probably generally familiar with the penalties that you may face if you’re convicted on drunk driving charges, including imprisonment,…

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    Auto Accidents

    Vulnerable Road Users in Virginia Auto Accidents

    Transportation policy in Virginia and throughout the US supports safe accommodation of all road users, but many people assume this vision only applies to those in motorized vehicles. Pedestrians and bicycle riders are just as entitled to use the roadways as cars, but the risk of accidents is every bit as real. The National Safety…

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    What Is SB 16?

    If you live in Virginia, you’ve probably seen the numerous news stories about Senate Bill No. 16 (SB 16), or the “Assault firearms and certain firearms magazines; prohibiting sale, transport, etc., penalties” bill. Indeed, you may even be someone who is actively advocating for or against the legislation. Whatever your familiarity with the legislation, SB…

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