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SIJS Law In Virginia

Posted by Anna Chludzinski | Apr 05, 2019 | 0 Comments

Virginia General Assembly just passed two identical bills that will aid immigrant children fleeing abuse, neglect, and abandonment in their home countries to obtain protection in Virginia through Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS).

Child Custody and Relocating - Can I Move?

Posted by Evelyn Mitchell | Feb 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

RELOCATION and MOVING When You Have Joint or Shared Custody of Your Child in Virginia The court can't keep me here, right?  It most certainly can.  We routinely see cases where a job brings a family to the area, the family breaks up, and the party seeking to return to their “home” is not able t...

Paying Fines and Costs Online in Virginia

Posted by Anna Chludzinski | Feb 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

It is important to pay traffic tickets and criminal fines and court costs on time. If you pay your fines and costs late it can have a number of negative consequences such as suspension of your driver's license, conviction of a charge that had been deferred and was set to be dismissed, and even the imposition of suspended jail time.

Drug Charges - What You Need to Know

Posted by Anna Chludzinski | Feb 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you have been charged with a drug offense you are not alone, they are one of the most common criminal charges judges see come in and out of their courtrooms. That being said they are also one of the most legally complex charges criminal defense attorneys face.

Paul Manafort - What Happens When A Plea Agreement Falls Apart?

Posted by Evelyn Mitchell | Feb 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Recently, the New York Times reported that the government has been released from the plea agreement with Defendant Paul Manafort. What happened, and why? And could this happen to you? There are many types of plea agreements. Paul Manafort entered into a written plea agreement in which he was to cooperate with the government and provide information that he knew. While we are not privy to the details, it is clear that he did not live up to his end of the bargain.

Local Attorneys Volunteer Time To Help At Risk Youth

Posted by Anna Chludzinski | Feb 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Devonshire Program is held in conjunction with Fairfax County Public Schools Student Safety and Wellness Office Alcohol and Other Drug Use Suspension Intervention Seminars. Together they provide assistance to at risk students who have managed to get themselves into legal difficulty involving the use of alcohol or drugs.

Reckless Driving in Virginia

Posted by Anna Chludzinski | Jan 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Reckless driving in Virginia is a class 1 misdemeanor, meaning it is a criminal offense punishable with up to 12 months in jail and a fine of up to $2,500. Reckless driving also carries six DMV points and a potential license suspension of up to six months. Further, a reckless driving conviction stays on your Virginia DMV record for 11 years, and your criminal records for the rest of your life.

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