obstruction of justice

What is Obstruction of Justice in Virginia?

Though there are few ways to obstruct justice in Virginia, typically the crime of obstruction occurs when “any person who, by threats or force, knowingly attempts to intimidate or impede a judge, magistrate, justice, juror, attorney for the Commonwealth, witness, any law-enforcement officer, or an animal control officer lawfully engaged in his duties as such, or to obstruct or impede …

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The Waiting Game: Check your Virginia Case Status Online

Surprisingly to many, Virginia has made it relatively easy to check the status of your criminal and civil case online (unless the case is in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court). The website provides information such as the hearing date and time, when a party has been served, what motions have been filed, and final dispositions, etc. To check on …

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Should I Refuse a Breath Test? If so, Which One?

If you are pulled over under suspicion of a DUI in Virginia, from the start, the officer will ask questions and make observations to begin to build his case against you.  Among his evidence building tools are the handheld PBT (Preliminary Breath Test).  After the officer requests that you submit to field sobriety tests (which you cannot be compelled to …

Working with the Holcomb Law Team

What Wayne, Colleen, and the Holcomb Law Team Can Do For You During Your Case: We understand the disappointment, stress, and frustration that has led you to this point in your life where you are reading a report on divorce, and it seems almost impossible to imagine a future without too much pain and grief.  Maybe at this point you …

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Vote For HOLCOMB LAW in the 2015 Daily Press Choice Awards

HOLCOMB LAW is a proud participant in the 2015 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 2nd, to Sunday, September 20th, people across …

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How Can I Get my Criminal Record Expunged in Virginia?

First of all, what exactly is an expungement? Expungement is the removal of a criminal charge from your record. After a Judge signs the Order to Expunge your criminal charge, it is removed from both your police record and the Court’s record.  After this, you may honestly and legally deny the existence of your expunged record.  Also, you may not …