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Virginia criminal lawyer on risks of appealing District Court convictions

As a Virginia criminal lawyer, I know the risks of appealing a District Court misdemeanor conviction to the Circuit Court. First, a criminal defendant's District Court sentence does not cap the maximum possible sentence that might be received if convicted on appeal. Second, if a...

Virginia criminal lawyer on benefits of appealing District Court convictions

As a Virginia criminal lawyer, I know the power of the option to appeal a District Court misdemeanor criminal or DUI conviction to the Circuit Court. Numerous of my appeals have turned District Court convictions into Circuit Court acquittals, case dismissals, or more favorable settlement...

Virginia criminal defense- Court of Appeals on stalking

As much as I relish my role as a criminal defense lawyer, that does not deny that we have people in the world who can scare the crap out of others, to say the least. Ironically on Valentine's Day, the Virginia Court of Appeals affirmed...