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Special Virginia legislative session addressed by Fairfax criminal lawyer

Special legislative action is taking place in Virginia on such items as barring police searches on the basis of marijuana odor, limiting police opportunity to make pretextual traffic stops to fish for more serious crime, giving criminal defendants the option to remove jurors from sentencing,...

Assaulting police risks 6 months minimum jail says Fairfax criminal lawyer

Assaulting police in Virginia is a Class 6 felony that gets a mandatory minimum of six months in jail and up to five years in prison. Va. Code § 18.2-57(C). As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I wholeheartedly support eliminating mandatory minimum jail for assault on law enforcement,...