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Am I Required to Report Child Abuse?
Am I Required to Report Child Abuse?

What Is Child Abuse? Under Virginia law, a person commits child abuse if they assault or beat a child. This includes physical, sexual, and sometimes psychological abuse. Furthermore, a parent or any adult who stands in loco parentis— Latin for “in place of the parent”—and ...

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Blog posts in Criminal Defense

  • Are You Liable for Breaking Traffic Laws?

    The Criminal Consequences of Breaking Traffic Laws Each state has a comprehensive set of laws regulating automobile and pedestrian traffic. Anyone who ...

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  • What Is the Difference Between a Secured and Unsecured Bond?

    In Virginia, paying bond ensures a defendant will appear in court after being released from jail. This monetary sum is returned to the payor after a ...

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  • Accused of Abduction? Here Are Your Legal Options.

    Abduction (or kidnapping) is one of the most serious crimes in the state of Virginia. This can occur when a person transports, detains, or takes ...

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  • Celebrities Arrested in $25M College Admissions Scheme

    These days, the college admissions process is so competitive and selective that most Ivy League schools only accept about 5-6% of student ...

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  • 3 Common Mistakes that can Compromise Your Criminal Defense Case

    Criminal defense attorneys have an ethical duty to represent the interests of their clients regardless of suspected guilt or innocence. At The Law ...

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  • Is It Illegal to Help the Police During a Car Chase?

    While a high-speed pursuit makes for exciting television entertainment, real police chases can be incredible dangerous for both officers and ...

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  • What is Entrapment?

    In criminal law, “entrapment” refers to the deliberate tactics a law enforcement officer may use in an effort to trick, manipulate, or persuade a ...

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  • Domestic Violence Firearms Laws in Virginia

    Research has proven that the presence of a gun increases the risk of an intimate partner homicide. In 2016, Virginia lawmakers enacted a law to reduce ...

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  • What Is Malicious Wounding?

    Malicious wounding is a violent offense that is considered a Class 3 felony under Virginia Code § 18.2-51. Per the statute, it is unlawful to ...

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