Don’t Let Go of That Balloon!

Effective July 1st, 2021, the Virginia legislature has passed a bill making it a civil penalty for anyone over the age of sixteen (16) to knowingly release a non-biodegradable balloon. Any person 16 … [Read more...]

2021 Virginia Criminal Law Update: Possession of Marijuana

The 2021 General Assembly session was one of the transformative legislative sessions in recent history in the area of criminal law.  Over the next few weeks, the criminal attorneys at Winslow, … [Read more...]

2021 Virginia Criminal Law Update: Sentencing & Probation Violations

The 2021 General Assembly session was one of the transformative legislative sessions in recent history in the area of criminal law.  Over the next few weeks, the criminal attorneys at Winslow, … [Read more...]

2021 Virginia Criminal Law Update: Robbery

The 2021 General Assembly session was one of the transformative legislative sessions in recent history in the area of criminal law.  Over the next few weeks, the criminal attorneys at Winslow, … [Read more...]

2021 Virginia Criminal Law Update: Police Stops

The 2021 General Assembly session was one of the transformative legislative sessions in recent history in the area of criminal law.  Over the next few weeks, the criminal attorneys at Winslow, … [Read more...]

Alcoholic Drinks To-Go in Virginia

As Covid-19 restrictions lift across the Commonwealth, many citizens are looking forward to socializing in settings that have been closed or limited for the past year. Local restaurants and bars are … [Read more...]

Updates in Virginia Criminal Law: Odor of marijuana not enough for vehicle search

On March 1, 2021, several sweeping criminal justice reforms that were passed in last summer’s special session of the General Assembly went into effect in Virginia.  One of the largest reforms were … [Read more...]

Virginia is now a “Hands Free” State

As of January 1, 2021, Virginia is one of many “hands free” states when it comes to cell phone use behind the wheel.   Pursuant to Virginia Code Section 46.2-818.2 it is now unlawful for a driver to … [Read more...]

Felonies in Virginia

Virginia categorizes crimes as either misdemeanors or felonies. Misdemeanors are less serious charges and thus carry less severe sentences, which typically means little or no jail time and lower … [Read more...]

Assault and Battery Charges in Virginia

Assault and battery is a very common charge in Virginia, but it is also one of the most misunderstood crimes in the Code.  It is classified as a Class 1 Misdemeanor, meaning that trial will take place … [Read more...]