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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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    Overview of Debt in Divorce

    Couples going through the divorce process in Virginia may focus considerable effort on dividing up marital property, but many tend to overlook what happens to the debts they’ve incurred during their marriage. The matter may be somewhat clear in the case of a home or auto loan, but there are many complicated legal issues that…

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    Fact Sheet: Aggravated Sexual Battery in Virginia

    The Virginia criminal code encompasses many types of unlawful activities under its article on Criminal Sexual Assault, and one of the most serious is aggravated sexual battery. When the term “aggravated” is inserted before the title of a criminal offense, you can expect a long prison sentence, fines, and probation for a conviction; the inclusion…

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    Do I Qualify for Uncontested Divorce in Virginia?

    Not all divorce cases have to be the drawn-out, bitter, expensive proceedings that you may read about on the news or see on TV shows. In Virginia, there’s a process that may be suitable for couples who can agree on the primary issues involved with divorce. The benefits of uncontested divorce are considerable, but there…

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    Timeline of a Felony Sex Crimes Case in Virginia

    If you’ve been arrested for felony sex crimes in Virginia, you’re no doubt aware that these charges are serious and carry extremely harsh penalties for a conviction. However, even when your outlook seems grim, you must always remember the most critical principle in criminal law: You’re innocent until proven guilty and you do get your…

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