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Virginia Misdemeanor Classifications

Misdemeanors are less serious than felonies. Being convicted of a misdemeanor can mean fines of up to $2,500 and a maximum jail-time in a local Virginia prison of one year.

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What is Eluding the Police in Fairfax?

If the police ask you to pull over, find a safe location, decelerate, and bring your vehicle to a complete stop on the side of the road. Intentionally ignoring audio and visual cues — lights and sirens — is a crime known as “eluding the police.” If you are arrested for this offense, depending on the circumstances, you could face misdemeanor or even felony charges.

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What is a Summons in Fairfax?

Navigating through the criminal justice system can be difficult, especially if you are unfamiliar with the process and/or legal terminology. If you are arrested for a misdemeanor or felony, or ticketed for a traffic infraction, contacting an experienced attorney is the single most important decision you can make.

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What Happens When You Drive Without a License in VA?

If you are arrested for driving without a license in Virginia, cooperate with law enforcement and ask to speak with a lawyer. An experienced criminal defense attorney can assess your case, identify a clear path forward, and ensure your rights are protected at every turn.

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The Difference Between Infractions and Misdemeanors in Fairfax

Being charged with a criminal offense in Virginia is a serious matter. While misdemeanors are less serious than felony crimes, they are punishable by jail time, steep fines, and other penalties.

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Bail vs. Bond | What You Should Know After Being Arrested in Fairfax

After being arrested and taken into police custody, at some point, you will appear before a magistrate who will determine your bail. Depending on the nature of your crime and whether you are a danger to society, your release may be denied.

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