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Profanity is prohibited by Virginia law in the following context: "If any person profanely curses or swears or is intoxicated in public, whether such intoxication results from alcohol, narcotic drug or other intoxicant or drug of whatever nature, he shall be deemed guilty of a Class 4 misdemeanor." Va. Code § 18.2-388. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know that profanity is also criminalized in the commonwealth when used for computer or phone harassment. Va. Code §§ 18.2-152.7:1 and 18.2-427.

All court cases merit a judge fit for the case, including the right judicial temperament and rulings that square with the Constitution and the rest of the governing law. I cannot rely on but one Baltimore Sun article to make up my mind about Judge Williams, other than to outright reject the excessive scope of his gag order. The article raises the above serious questions for me.

  Practice areas of Fairfax criminal lawyer / Virginia DUI attorney Jonathan L. Katz, who has successfully defended thousands of clients for felony, misdemeanor, DUI, and drug cases since 1991. Jon Katz defends your rights for: Criminal Defense Felonies and Misdemeanors Fairfax criminal lawyer Jon...