202006.27
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Open File Discovery in Virginia Criminal Cases Goes Statewide!

Yes, that’s correct, criminal justice reform in Virginia has taken another big step. Defense attorneys in all counties across Virginia will now receive open file discovery. But first, what is discovery? Discovery in the criminal justice context is the process or investigation of the evidence the prosecution has in their possession that they intend to…

202006.25
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Which Bankruptcy Makes Sense for Me?

When looking to file for bankruptcy, you might be asking, ‘which bankruptcy should I be filing?’ Remember that this is a big decision to help you get your credit, life, and personal finance goals back on the track you want. At the Yoon Law Firm, we will explore every possible avenue to help get your…

202006.23
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Arrested for Protesting? Here’s What To Do.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock this whole time, the polarization of America between the issues such as race and politics has gotten incredibly bad. The most recent protesting occurring in large and small cities, big and small towns and perhaps in your own neighborhood is because for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, George…

202006.12
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Hello Phase 2, Are We Ready?

Places like Northern Virginia and Richmond are entering Phase 2 today (Friday, June 12, 2020) as part of the state’s segmented reopening plan. Why a week later than the rest of Virginia? The main reason is due to denser populations and the chance of spreading COVID-19 being higher. Here are some of the changes coming…

202005.26
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Marijuana Decriminalized in Virginia, But Not Legal?

On May 21, 2020, Governor Northam signed a bill that decriminalizes marijuana possession in Virginia. This law doesn’t take effect until July 1, 2020, just like many other bills that have been passed in Virginia this year. Every year Virginia’s elected officials get together in Richmond for a month or two to decide which laws…

202005.21
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You’re Not Alone

Nine weeks into Virginia’s stay-at-home order has a lot of people feeling stressed and anxious, consuming more alcohol, sleeping less, gaining weight, obsessively watching the news or too much television. A major reason is probably because of your financial situation and what this pandemic is doing to your pockets. You’re not alone and many people…

202005.17
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Thinking About Filing for Bankruptcy?

First, do not be embarrassed or blame yourself for thinking about filing for bankruptcy. If you have too much debt and it has become so unmanageable to make or keep up with payments, then a fresh start might be what you need. If starting new is what you have in mind, then you’re thinking about…

202005.08
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COVID-19 Resources

From mandated social distancing to the closing of schools and businesses over the last couple months, the countless sudden changes within our communities have undoubtedly caused a lot of stress for many. It’s a confusing time for everyone, with news, rules and regulations changing hourly. We’ve gathered some resources below to hopefully help guide you…

202005.03
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Open Roads Do Not Mean You Can Speed

Many states, including Virginia, have enacted “stay-at-home” orders by their respective state governors in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. In Virginia, Governor Northam’s order is currently set to expire on June 10, 2020. Many businesses have been closed unless you are deemed an essential business….

202004.22
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New Criminal Justice Reform Laws in Virginia

Last week, the Governor of Virginia Ralph Northam signed multiple criminal reform bills that will hopefully help combat Virginia’s mass incarceration and provide more fairness and equality in the criminal justice system.   The bills Governor Northam signed include: Increasing the felony larceny threshold from $500 to $1,000. Repealing the suspension of driver’s license for…