Major Change to Virginia’s “Move Over Law”

Most Virginia drivers are familiar with VA Code § 46.2-861.1. “Drivers to yield right-of-way or reduce speed when approaching stationary vehicles displaying certain warning lights on highways”, … [Read more...]

Reckless Driving in Virginia: High Speed Reckless Driving

Over the past two years, jurisdictions in Central Virginia have seen a sharp increase in high speed reckless driving cases.  Numbers like 140 mph on the highways of central Virginia were never seen, … [Read more...]

Change to Reckless Driving in Virginia

On July 1, 2020, a major change was implemented concerning the definition of reckless driving by speed in Virginia.  Before that date, reckless driving was defined as operating a motor vehicle in … [Read more...]

Changes in DUI Restricted Licenses in Virginia

One of the worst parts of getting convicted of driving under the influence having your license suspended or restricted.  Historically, a DUI conviction meant a restricted license for twelve months … [Read more...]

Virginia DUI (DWI). Where to start?

Virginia this morning was kind enough to have our own Brandon Nexsen speak on three tips on DUI (DWI) charges.  You can view his tips here: Air date: July 27th, 2020 … [Read more...]

Change to Penalty for Refusal of BAC Test in Virginia

On July 1, 2020, a major change was implemented concerning the penalty for refusing to cooperate with a blood or breath test following arrest for a DUI charge. Virginia has an “implied consent” … [Read more...]

Can Filing for Bankruptcy Stop the Lawsuit Against You?

If you are in the midst of a lawsuit and experiencing financial hardship, filing for bankruptcy may seem like a quick fix that will prevent judgment against you. In some cases, that may be true, but … [Read more...]

How criminal defense counsel can help in Virginia: Recharacterizing felonies as misdemeanors.

In an earlier post on collateral consequences, we wrote about how felony convictions can result in life-altering events that forever change the course of how society treats you. Frequently clients … [Read more...]

DUI Under 21 in Virginia

Most people believe that if you have a BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) under 0.08, you are safe to drive and cannot be charged with DUI.  However, in Virginia, that is not the case. If you are under 21 … [Read more...]

Unlawful Search and Evidence Retrieved – What Might a Court Do?

For years, evidence that police find in violation of a person’s rights under the Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution – the right against unlawful search and seizure- is commonly ruled inadmissible … [Read more...]