202106.29
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COVID-19 Update: Vaccine Hesitancy & the Delta Variant

With heatwaves and reopenings, the entire country is jumping headfirst into a hot summer whether we want to or not. In our DMV area, mask mandates were lifted right before Memorial Day weekend, just about a month ago. Thankfully, as of June 29, vaccination rates in Virginia, Maryland, and D.C. are looking hopeful with each state having…

202106.28
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New Laws Go into Effect July 1, 2021 in Virginia!

With the current political and economical changes as well as social issues, the laws are bound to change too. While some laws are completely new, some build on existing laws and some attempt to clarify the confusing ones. Either way, the laws are promulgated (created) by our state delegates and senators who act on our…

202106.24
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What’s a Deferred Disposition?

Yea, what the heck is a deferred disposition? Well, I mentioned it in my previous post, but didn’t really explain what it is about.  The definition of “deferred” according to the Oxford Dictionary is “put off”. Basically, the action of a criminal case in this context, the final ruling or disposition is deferred or put off to…

202106.22
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Virginia Criminal Law Update: Expungement

I consider myself pretty knowledgeable when it comes to expungements; I’ve handled many of them for my clients. However, even for me, the new expungement law, which will come into effect in Virginia soon, can be confusing. Before I dive into the details, you might want to refresh your memory by reading my post from earlier this…

202105.06
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COVID-19 Update: Vaccinations

On May 4, 2021, President Biden announced a new goal to at least partly vaccinate 70 percent of adults by Independence Day, recognizing the apparent vaccine hesitancy in many communities. Most of those who are eligible have already received at least one dose of a vaccine. As of May 5, 2021, the CDC reports that over 148…

202104.07
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Virginia Legalizes Marijuana!

In a historic move, Virginia became the 16th state, and the first in the South, to legalize marijuana. On April 7, 2021, the VA general assembly, which is currently controlled by the democratic party, passed a bill that will legalize marijuana beginning July 1, 2021. This move came 3 years sooner than what Governor Northam had…

202104.01
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COVID-19 Updates: Vaccinations and Reopenings

After enduring over a year of lock-downs and masks, it seems like things are finally looking up for us, just in time for Spring. With strong support from the current administration, COVID-19 vaccination in the U.S. is going full steam ahead. As of March 28, 2021, the CDC reports over 143 million doses of vaccines…