Best traffic tips from an attorney

If you have received a ticket for reckless driving, speeding or other moving violation that carries negative points, you can do several things: Take an online traffic class with DMV in Virginia or in the state you hold your license and make sure it offers the five positive points on completion. In speeding cases, get […]

Big changes in traffic and criminal cases

In January 2020 the Northern Virginia Courts Fairfax, Prince William, Loudoun and others went through major changes. These 3 Counties each add new Commonwealth attorneys come in replacing certain local practice rules that had been in place for many years. They have expanded body-cam availability, have been lenient on continuances and bond (due to COVID). […]

Bankruptcy Hearings are to continue by telephone

Bankruptcy Court extends in COVID Protocol through December 31st, 2021. What this means to you is that if you are filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you will be able to have the Trustee’s hearing done on the phone at your home or in my office without having to travel to Alexandria for an in-person hearing. The […]

Important Changes in Virginia Law, Starting July 2017

POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA 18.2450.1: No Mandatory Loss of License Good News: The law will no longer require that a person convicted for possession of marijuana have a mandatory 6-month loss of driver’s license upon conviction. The judge still has a right to do it if he or she sees fit, but it is no longer required. […]

How Easy is it to File A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case?

ANSWER: It is not hard. 90% of the work is done before you even file the case: Answer all the questions on the bankruptcy questionnaire . Provide your counsel with your pay stubs, latest filed tax return, list of debts and assets. Take the credit counseling course online or on the phone it takes 1.5 […]

How to Protect Your Juvenile or Young Adult from Getting Needlessly Charged with DUI/DWI

The reality is that people under 21 are often charged with fairly minor offenses, that  unfortunately can end up on a permanent criminal histories that can affect their future employment opportunities. Based on decades of helping teens and young adults successfully fight DUI charges, Christopher James has put together simple tips for staying on the right […]