Virginia Self-Defense Laws: What You Need to Know

Virginia Self-Defense Laws: What You Need to Know

Under Virginia law, you are allowed to use deadly force to defend yourself and your family when you are facing an imminent threat, whether in your home, on the street, at work, or in any location. But how can you tell if self-defense is within the law or illegal? This information should help.  What is Legal Self-Defense in VA?    To …

What to Do if You are Charged with Gun Possession in Virginia

What to Do if You are Charged with Gun Possession in Virginia

Most gun offenses in Virginia are felonies with mandatory minimum sentences.  A conviction of gun possession will not only bring stiff penalties, but may have life-long consequences like the loss of professional licenses, limited employment opportunities, and a permanent criminal record.  Penalties for other convictions of (apart from gun possession) can run consecutively with your other sentences. If you have …

How do You Beat a Distribution Charge in Virginia?

How do You Beat a Distribution Charge in Virginia?

Under the Commonwealth of Virginia, drug possession is a criminal offense with serious consequences. Extreme penalties and a lengthy prison sentence can result even for a first-time conviction of possession or distribution of controlled substances.  If you’ve been charged for possessing and distributing drugs in Virginia, you should take steps to defend yourself. A good criminal defense lawyer may be …

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HOLCOMB LAW IS ONE OF INC. MAGAZINE’S BEST WORKPLACES 2019

Holcomb Law is one of the highest-scoring businesses,  with standout employee engagement   YORKTOWN, VIRGINIA (May 16, 2019) – Holcomb Law has been named one of Inc. magazine’s Best Workplaces for 2019, our fourth annual ranking in the fast-growing private company sector. Hitting newsstands May 28 in the June 2019 issue, and as part of a prominent Inc.com feature, the list …

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8 DUI Charge Defenses In Virginia

If you have been arrested for a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) charge in Virginia, you may be anxious about the consequences you are facing. However, it is possible to reduce or even dismiss the charges against you, with the help of an experienced Virginia DUI defense lawyer and these common DUI charge defenses: Invalid Stop – Lack Of Reasonable …

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Small Mistakes – Big Consequences – Don’t Give Hampton Roads Police Officers Reasons To Pull You Over

A big part of my job involves defending my clients who have been charged with a crime or traffic violation. Oftentimes, however, this can be avoided. We get several calls from clients saying they were first pulled over for an expired registration, which then led to the officer, for example, finding a small amount of marijuana. A simple (and relatively …

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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 …