Sep 29

How Many Years Do I Face in Jail for Drug Possession in Virginia?

Posted by Daniel Leavitt in Blog

The drug laws in the Commonwealth of Virginia are very strict. Even a simple possession charge can land you in jail for quite a while. Especially if it is a second or subsequent conviction. Here are the penalties you may face with a drug possession charge in Virginia. Marijuana Possession Penalties First-time offenders caught with[…]

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Sep 22

What Is the Average Semi-Truck Accident Settlement in Virginia?

Posted by Daniel Leavitt in Blog

Injury and fatality accidents involving semi-trucks and other big rigs are unfortunately common. The United States sees about half a million accidents with 18-wheelers every year. If you are one of these thousands of people this year, you may have a valid claim for compensation. It’s normal to wonder your semi-truck accident claim might be[…]

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Sep 15

What Is the Penalty for Underage Drinking in Virginia?

Posted by Daniel Leavitt in Blog

Drinking is often considered a normal part of the college experience. But the purchase, consumption, or possession of alcohol is illegal in Virginia to anyone under the age of 21. In Virginia, the charge is Underage Possession of Alcohol and is a Class 1 Misdemeanor. The “possession” of alcohol includes alcohol already consumed. Police can[…]

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Sep 08

Virginia Motorcycle Accident Claims: The Process

Posted by Daniel Leavitt in Blog

If you’re facing injuries from a motorcycle accident, you may be wondering what happens next. You may be entitled to compensation for the damages you suffered. But it can be difficult to know what to expect or where to start. In any injury accident, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention. The[…]

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Aug 25

Simple Assault Charges and Punishment in Virginia

Posted by Daniel Leavitt in Blog

There is a lot of confusion about what is assault and battery. There are many different ways to assault someone. Sometimes a simple misjudgement will end with an arrest or a charge of assault.   What Is Simple Assault? Simple assault is the most common assault and battery charge. It is an unlawful attack, attempt,[…]

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Aug 21

Dealing with a Back Injury from a Car Accident

Posted by Daniel Leavitt in Blog

A Back Injury from a Car Accident Can be a Serious Issue Back injuries are common in motor vehicle accidents. They can cause severe pain, difficulty breathing or sleeping, and inability to walk or move. Injuries to the spinal column may cause paralysis or permanent disability. Here are some quick tips for getting back on[…]

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Aug 17

Possession of Marijuana in Virginia: What Are the Laws?

Posted by Daniel Leavitt in Blog

The use of marijuana has become more accepted recently. This is true for recreational and medicinal use. Currently, medical marijuana is legal to some extent in 29 states and the District of Columbia. Eight states (plus D.C.) have passed legislation to open the doors for recreational use. With this social movement to legalize and normalize[…]

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Jul 28

Four Reasons to Contact an Auto Accident Attorney After a Crash in Virginia

Posted by Daniel Leavitt in Blog

If you’re injured in a car accident in Virginia, the law allows you to recover for the losses you sustain. Medical bills, lost wages, pain, and suffering, and other damages are available as compensation. But there are many complications with these cases. You’re at a disadvantage if you try to pursue the responsible party on[…]

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Jul 21

I Was Hit By a Car on My Bicycle, What Now?

Posted by Daniel Leavitt in Blog

One minute, you’re riding along on your bicycle and enjoying the great outdoors; the next, you’re writhing in pain after being hit by a car. Bike accidents can happen in a fraction of a second, but you can be sure that your injuries will last much longer. You’ll likely need medical attention in the immediate[…]

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Jul 14

What is the Statute of Limitations on Personal Injury Cases in Virginia?

Posted by Daniel Leavitt in Blog

Most personal injury cases rely upon the theory of negligence, where a person’s careless conduct harms a victim. Whether the scenario involves a car accident, medical malpractice, wrongful death, or some other circumstances, these matters share one common detail. Under Virginia’s laws regarding the statute of limitations, you have a limited amount of time to[…]

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