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  1. Is Malice Really That Bad?

    All criminal charges have elements the prosecutor must prove before they can secure a conviction. In Virginia, for example, first degree murder is defined in Virginia Code §18.2-32 as any “willful,…Read More

  2. Death Tattoo

    One day I received a phone call from an FBI agent that had worked with me when I was a Federal Prosecutor. The agent’s son had been charged in state court with malicious wounding after a fight outsi…Read More

  3. It stinks in here Dad, hang up the tree!

    They're everywhere, air freshener trees in varied scents and themes.  You pick it up after your car wash to freshen up the interior but where are you supposed to hang that thing?  If you drive in Vi…Read More

  4. DUIs, Traffic Lawyers, And You, Part One

    Understanding Your Best Options In today’s post, we will be staring into the unknown abyss that is a DUI, along with its facets and intricacies. Why would we want to bring up such an uncomfortable t…Read More

  5. Mom, What’s a Bawdy Place?

    You've heard the old saying, “you can't legislate morality.”  Well, it turns out you can, in some instances.  In recent years the United States Supreme Court has held it is unconstitutional for …Read More

  6. Honoring Our Veterans by Helping Them

    It's hard to express enough gratitude for those who put their lives on the line for all of us in defense of freedom. The heart of a veteran reflects the soul and bravery of America.  But along with …Read More