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It’s a Break Up…Not a Break Down!

We’ve all been there…that moment right after you hear those dreaded four words, “we need to talk.” Your mind starts racing, your heart beats faster, and you think you’re going to be sick. You’re suddenly in the middle of a break up and it’s one of the worst feelings in the world. Sadly, it doesn’t just go away overnight. Like …

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Holcomb Law Wins TWO Choice Awards

Holcomb Law would like to thank YOU for voting for us for the 2016 Daily Press Choice Awards. Because of your voting and steadfast support, we WON the awards for BOTH the Criminal Defense and Family Law categories, the two categories for which we were nominated, for the SECOND year in a row! Wayne attended the Gala Thursday night at …

Vote For Holcomb Law in the 2016 Daily Press Choice Awards!

     Holcomb Law is a proud participant in the 2016 Daily Press Readers’ Choice Awards! The Choice Awards recognizes local businesses for being the best in their field of expertise. But, you don’t just receive an award – you have to earn it – and that’s where we need your help!     From Wednesday, September 14th, to Sunday, October …

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The Police Impounded My Vehicle! Can They Do That?

In Virginia, there are six main ways in which your car can be impounded. The first instance a vehicle may be impounded is if you’re arrested. If your vehicle is not legally parked, then police may impound it. Va. Code 19.2-80.1 states “in any case in which a police officer arrests the operator of a motor vehicle and there is …

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Do I Really Need an Attorney for Possession of Marijuana?

In Virginia, possession of marijuana is illegal and is considered a misdemeanor. Va. Code § 18.2-250.1 states “it is unlawful for any person to knowingly or intentionally  possess marijuana unless the substance was obtained directly from, or pursuant to, a valid prescription or order of a practitioner while acting in the course of his professional practice, or except as otherwise …

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The Unrealistic Portrayal of Law on TV

Most of my clients have had little to no experience with the court system, perhaps aside from a simple traffic ticket, and THIS IS A GOOD THING! However, many believe they understand the legal system because their favorite shows are Law and Order, Boston Legal, or the People’s Court. Often, I have to explain that cases don’t get settled in …

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Bond 101: The Basics

More than likely, the first thought when someone is arrested for a criminal offense is am I going to jail, and if so, when can I get out of jail? There is a lot of confusion about bail and bond procedures – it is even worse during such a time-sensitive and stressful time. A basic understanding of the terms and …

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Wayne Holcomb, Premier DUI Attorney, Advanced Level Training on Blood Draw Tube Validation Issues on DUI – Marijuana Cases

Wayne Holcomb of Yorktown/Newport News, Virginia recently received advanced level training, from the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, on Blood Draw Tube Validation Issues on DUI – Marijuana Cases. Wayne received training that it has been discovered that the some blood test tube certifications were only for alcohol purposes and that some blood draw tubes, including the chemicals contained inside for …

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Reckless Driving in Virginia: Are There Long Term Effects?

Many people are unaware of the potential long-term consequences that can result from a reckless driving charge. Reckless driving is usually defined as speeding above 20 mph or speeding in excess of 80 mph (regardless of the applicable speed limit). However, a large range of dangerous driving behaviors may also be defined as reckless. The Virginia Code provides “irrespective of …