202011.16
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Marijuana Legalization Keeps Inching Forward

Marijuana was decriminalized in Virginia starting July 1, 2020 (see my previous post here). Today on November 16, 2020, Governor Northam announced his support to legalize marijuana. His statement stems from statistics that show that marijuana has become more broadly accepted in many states across America. Originally, the governor only supported decriminalization, however, after hearing…

202011.12
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New Fairfax Judges are a Comin!

For those who may be unfamiliar, there are new judge positions in Fairfax that need to be filled. Judge positions are available at different levels and they can preside over certain types of cases depending on the type of crime, the type of dispute, or the types of people that may be involved. In Fairfax…

202011.05
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Criminal Trial Before and After Absentee Prosecutors

You win some, you lose some. In the past, I would take my traffic and criminal cases to trial because the case hinged on a difference of opinion on the legal merits; the prosecutor felt the facts favored the Commonwealth (the word we call the state of Virginia and the prosecutor’s client, technically speaking) and…

202010.28
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The Jury Can No Longer Sentence You! Yay?

Yes folks, that’s right. If you elect to be tried by a jury of your peers, and ultimately they find you guilty, there’s no need to worry as much anymore. The Virginia delegation just ended a special session to address several issues. One of them being part of the criminal justice reform movement which affects…

202010.13
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How Long is the Process for a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

The short answer is between 4 to 6 months. Seem a bit long? I’m pretty sure it took you longer than that to even decide whether or not you were going to file for a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. The reason the process is long is because your petition will be full of your financial information….

202010.07
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Your Vote Counts!

Dear Readers, As you know, my areas of practice are Traffic & Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, and Bankruptcy. As a defense attorney, my job is to ensure your constitutional rights have not been violated. Sometimes, law enforcement procures evidence or makes an illegal arrest or seizure. I advocate on your behalf to hold them to…

202009.25
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What’s Going On In Local Courthouses like Fairfax County?

If I’ve represented you previously in Fairfax County for a Traffic Misdemeanor such as Reckless Driving, I either appeared in court on your behalf or perhaps you parked in my parking lot, met me in my office and we walked over to the courtroom together. There was a prosecutor assigned to your case whom I’d…