What is an expungement and who can qualify?

What is an expungement and who can qualify?

  What is an expungement?  An expungement is when a criminal conviction is either sealed, so no one may access it, or it is destroyed. Expungements differ from a legal “pardon” in that expungements are not forgiveness for a crime, rather the record is no longer...
Underage Possession or Consumption of Alcohol

Underage Possession or Consumption of Alcohol

In Virginia, the legal age for someone to possess or consume alcohol is 21 years old – what are the implications of this law?  If someone is under 18 years old when they are charged with underage possession or consumption, they will be tried in juvenile court as...
Tips for a Passenger in a Car Accident

Tips for a Passenger in a Car Accident

If you’re in a motor vehicle accident as a driver, most people know what steps to take. But what if you’re the passenger? What do you do then?  Here are a few ways to protect yourself if you’re the passenger in a vehicle that is in an accident, regardless if the...
What You Should Know About Child and Spousal Support

What You Should Know About Child and Spousal Support

As you’re navigating a divorce or a custody case, one of the biggest elements to consider is the amount of support the court will order a party to pay. In each situation there are at least two parties involved. The party that will receive the support payment, and the...
Coping with Divorce

Coping with Divorce

No one imagines on their wedding day they will be navigating a divorce in the future, but unfortunately, many couples find themselves in that position. Here are a few ways to cope with the stress and challenges a divorce can cause:   Take time to process. Whether...