Yes. In Virginia your first hearing for your case is held in the General District Court for adults or the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court for people who are under the age of 18 at the time of the offense. That first hearing is a trial only with a judge. No matter what happens in […]More
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I talk to potential clients fairly often who are surprised when their juvenile son or daughter gets a reckless driving ticket and the judge sets an arraignment for them to advise them about the possibility of juvenile detention time. Yes, it’s true that a juvenile can go to jail (or really juvenile detention) for a […]More
Misdemeanors in Virginia can carry a wide variety of possible punishments. To determine what exactly your punishment could be, you need to know what class your offense falls under. There are four different classes of misdemeanors: Class 1, Class 2, Class 3, and Class 4. There are also “unclassified” misdemeanors, which just mean that they […]More
If you’re unsure what type of charge you are facing in Virginia, you can find out in several ways. 1. Check your paperwork. If you were arrested or even just given a “Virginia Uniform Summons,” you should have a copy of whatever paperwork is accusing you of violating the law. That paperwork (either a warrant […]More
If you’re accused of violating the law in Virginia, you may be wondering if you’re charged with a misdemeanor or a felony. I routinely have people wondering if reckless driving is a felony. The difference between a misdemeanor and a felony is what the potential range of punishments are. In general, a misdemeanor only carries […]More
I get this question all the time. If you need to attend driving school for your VA charge contact me today. You might be able to take an online class but in some cases, you might have to attend a class in Virginia. Contact for for a free case strategy session and we will take […]More