Weekend jail time is a program that is administered by each jail depending upon its own rules and policies, so this is an issue that you definitely need to have a local defense lawyer on your side for. I’m very familiar with the weekend jail reporting program at the Rappahannock Regional Jail where clients in […]More
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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
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