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Quick Tip of the Week: Being Prepared for a Consultation

We strive to ensure that our potential clients are as informed as possible. This is the why we aim to answer every question presented during the first consultation, but sometimes clients can forget to ask all of their questions during the consultation. In effort to assist our potential clients with this inevitability, we have a quick tip for preparing for …

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Do I Really Need a Lawyer? I’m Smart – Can’t I Just Represent Myself?!

Let’s face it, hiring a professional can be expensive, especially if you hire a good professional. There is no denying that you can be smart and still need a professional with experience in a particular field in which you are not trained. Most lawyers I know hire other lawyers to represent them when they are faced with a legal issue. …

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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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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 …

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wayne Holcomb, attorney and now author, announces the release of his book How Much Trouble Am I in Now?! The Shocking Truth about Reckless Driving in Virginia. Have you ever wondered about the possible defenses of Reckless Driving in Virginia? What about the excuse “I was just going with the flow of traffic” or “I really had …

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I Missed my Court Date! Now What?

Maybe you overslept, got your court date confused, or you simply forgot, either way you missed your court date. What happens will likely depend on the type of case. For example, if you have a simple traffic case then the parties will likely try the case in your absence and you will be found “guilty in absentia.” The consequences could …

My Court Case is Today: What Do I Wear?

What to wear for your court case may not seem important, but it is. Judges, like all people, may fall into the trap of forming an opinion about you simply based on the way you dress or look. You always want to make sure that you make a good first impression! Virginia is considered a very traditional state. Judges expect …

Should You Hire a Traffic Attorney?

The short answer is yes. First, if you simply pay the ticket you are essentially admitting guilt. As a result of this admission, you may receive a conviction, fines, and up to six traffic points depending on the severity of the charge. If you are charged with reckless driving, your admission could even carry with it jail time or result …