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misdemeanor charge Retaining a lawyer for a misdemeanor charge (9/27/2016) - Anyone can make a mistake. Unfortunately, it can carry some pretty big consequences. From speeding to drinking too much – a momentary lapse can result in a ticket. Even when it is a simple misdemeanor charge, it is scary to face legal proceedings. That’s why it is important to have someone in your corner who knows what they’re doing. A misdemeanor is typically seen as a minor crime. While less severe than felonies, misdemeanor charges can mean embarrassment, a criminal... Read More >
good law firm Top reasons to hire a good law firm (9/27/2016) - People need lawyers for all kinds of reasons. Sometimes it is for domestic issues, like wills or divorces. Other times it has to do with an accident or a mistake. Maybe it’s a business dispute. Or perhaps it’s a criminal matter. Whatever reason causes you to seek out a lawyer, when you’re in need of legal counsel, it’s important to find a good law firm. There are several reasons – all of them equally valid. First, the law can be... Read More >
criminal defense attorney Find the best criminal defense attorney (9/9/2016) - If you are going to court, you might be nervous about what lies ahead. Knowing what documents and fees apply to you, when your court appearances will be scheduled, and what kinds of charges you may be facing can all contribute to your sense of being overwhelmed. The good news is, you don’t have to go it alone. Criminal defense resources, and specifically a good criminal defense attorney, can significantly improve your chances in court. But how do you find... Read More >
UNDERAGE POSSESSION OF ALCOHOL (5/18/2016) - Underage Drinking Facts In Virginia, anyone under age 21 accused of purchasing, possessing, attempting to purchase or attempting to possess an alcoholic beverage faces a driver’s license suspension of up to six months, a fine, probation and up to 50 hours of community service. A charge of “minor in possession” can also be filed simply because alcohol was detected in a young person’s system.  Thus, all those under age 21 who consume or purchase alcohol are considered to be minors... Read More >
Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney in Fairfax County (5/13/2016) - When you’re in legal distress, there are a few key things to focus on. Arguably, the most important of these is getting in touch with a criminal defense attorney who has the know-how to help you maneuver your situation in a way that results in the most positive outcome possible for you as a defendant. The importance of the role of a good criminal defense attorney cannot be emphasized enough. But, how do you know what to keep in mind... Read More >
Driving on a Suspended License: A Big Deal (3/19/2016) - Why you should think twice before laughing off a possible driving on a suspended license charge. In Virginia, a driving on a suspended license charge is a very serious offense according to section 46.2-301 that many people tend to take lightly. There are many ways to get your driver’s license suspended, some don’t even have anything to do with getting a traffic violation and once you have one, you’ll want to take it very seriously as it carries with it a hefty punishment if... Read More >
What Does a Defense Attorney Do What Does a Defense Attorney Do? (3/9/2016) - Most likely, if you are accused of a crime, the attorney representing you will not be the same attorney that assisted you  in getting your affairs together for your will, or the same attorney who helped you buy your first home. Your previous attorney was a civil attorney and when being faced with a criminal charge you will want to seek the help of a defense attorney, someone who focuses on criminal law. It is, first and foremost, the job... Read More >
Uninsured Motorist Coverage Underinsured and Uninsured Motorist Coverage:  Are you Fully Protected on the Road? (2/15/2016) - There are many ways that you could have automobile insurance and still be very vulnerable out on the road.  What happens when you find yourself in a motor vehicle accident but the other driver doesn’t have insurance, drives off, or doesn’t have enough liability coverage to cover your injuries?  These are question you want to ask prior to needing it.  The answer to all of the above is uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage.  Underinsured and uninsured motorist coverage covers you... Read More >
DUI/DWI Laws in Virginia – Defend Against DUI/DWI Charges (1/15/2015) - DUI/DWI DEFENSES: It is important to understand that anyone who is charged with a DUI/DWI offense, despite what their BAC might have registered, still has strong, legitimate defenses to the charge. Please contact Petrovich & Walsh to discuss such DUI/DWI defense strategies, and how you can defend against DUI charges. Drinking and driving in Virginia, and driving under the influence of alcohol are treated very seriously. DUI/DWI is a Class 1 Misdemeanor in the Commonwealth of Virginia. A first time offense is punishable by up to... Read More >
What Is Miranda and What Do I Do If My Rights Were Not Read? (9/9/2014) - “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.” If you’ve ever watched any kind of crime drama on television or in a movie theater, you’ve undoubtedly heard those two lines. These lines, are part of what is commonly known as Miranda Rights or the Miranda Warning, are typically given by law enforcement when you’re arrested. While you may have heard these terms and have a basic... Read More >