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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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    How Motions Can Help in Defending Virginia Felony Charges

    Police do make mistakes when detaining you, making an arrest, or investigating crimes. Prosecuting attorneys may also be guilty of errors during the pre-trial and trial process. Unfortunately, sometimes it’s not a mistake, and officials engage in intentional misconduct that affects your case. However, while these issues may violate your rights under federal law and…

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    FAQs About Sex Offender Registration in Virginia

    If you’ve recently been arrested or already convicted for violating Virginia’s sex crimes laws, you’re probably well aware that you face an extensive term of incarceration, fines, and other criminal penalties. However, there’s another aspect of your punishment that will follow you around long after you complete your sentence: The requirement to register as a…

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    Virginia Child Custody Myths

    According to County Health Rankings, 30 percent of Virginia’s households involve single-parent living arrangements. This means that, for many of these parents, child custody issues surfaced at some point in time. Unfortunately, some of these questions didn’t always produce accurate information, as can often happen with complicated legal topics. Considerable misconceptions regarding child custody abound,…

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    Virginia Law: What is Infected Sexual Battery?

    In Virginia, it is a crime to knowingly or intentionally expose another person to a serious sexually transmitted disease (STD). Depending on the specific allegations, a defendant may even face felony sexual battery charges for exposing another person. If you were arrested and charged with infected sexual battery in Northern Virginia, you should seek immediate…

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    Misconduct at School May End Up in a Juvenile Court

    In Virginia, an issue that occurs in a school could potentially end up in the juvenile justice system. According to data released by the state of Virginia, approximately 40 percent of all disorderly conduct complaints filed against juveniles were filed by teachers, public safety officers, or other school officials. Increasingly, disciplinary matters that used to…

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    How Do You Collect Overdue Child Support in Virginia?

    Parents should provide financial support to their children. Unfortunately, many non-custodial parents fall behind on their child support obligations. According to a report published by the United States Census Bureau, only half of all parents who are receiving child support are getting the full amount that they are owed. Alarmingly, nearly one quarter of custodial…

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