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Bearing the Burden of Proof in Sex Crimes

Sex Crimes are some of the most difficult crimes to defend against, not only due to the social stigma that accompanies the allegation but also because of the penalties associated with the crimes. Everyone knows that if you are charged with a crime you are to be innocent until proven guilty. Generally speaking, that is

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The Fifth Amendment

The most common use of the Fifth Amendment in criminal cases is the defendant’s “right to remain silent.”  The U.S. Constitution states that no person “… shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself…” Can You Be Punished for “Taking the Fifth”? This right to be silent is intertwined with

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Understanding Your Right To Remain Silent

Your right to remain silent after you’ve been charged with a criminal offense is one of the most important rights you have. You’ve likely seen TV shows and movies featuring police officers reading someone their “Miranda Rights,” which includes the right to remain silent. However, this legal right is a little more complex than it

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Intro to Revenge Porn

Imagine your happiest self in your happiest relationship … You’re in love. Your paramour can do no wrong. And the sex! The amazing sex! Who wouldn’t want to preserve those feelings with a photograph or two, or maybe a video? What could possibly go wrong? The internet is a constant demonstration of exactly what can

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What is an arraignment?

  Before you hire a criminal defense lawyer, you might be wondering what an arraignment is, and if you must attend one. There is a lot to understand when you’re facing criminal charges. When you work with a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer Fairfax VA residents need, you can get your questions and concerns addressed in

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What to do after a Car Accident

  The moments immediately after a person is involved in an automobile accident can be the most important of all, and knowing what to do in advance is critical. Lives could be at stake and if you make the wrong split-second decision it could be fatal. There are a number of things that a person

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Wrongful Death Claim

There have been many instances where someone dies, or is killed due to the misconduct or negligence of another person. The personal representative of the deceased’s estate is who would come forth to file a wrongful death claim, dependent upon the state. States have their own wrongful death statutes that lay the grounds for bringing

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Alimony vs. Child Support: The Facts

The main difference between alimony and child support is the presence of children. Your divorce settlement may require you to pay both alimony and child support, but they are different and you should know where those payments are meant to go. Alimony, or “Spousal Support” Alimony is meant as a financial obligation a court orders

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