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What are your rights when investigated for a DUI?

Posted by Sheridan England | Jul 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

The sirens light up the night sky. You do as you are supposed to and pull over. You show your driver license and your insurance and you think all is good. But then something happens. Maybe you admit to having a drink earlier in the day. Maybe the officer suspects your bloodshot eyes are the resul...

How Drug Charges Can Affect Your College Education

Posted by Sheridan England | Jun 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

For many young adults, college is their first time away from home and their parent's watchful eyes. One reckless mistake or even being in the wrong place at the wrong time can lead to drug-related charges. Although these charges may seem minor, a conviction can have long-lasting consequences on t...

When Your Social Media Posts Can Land You In Jail

Posted by Sheridan England | Jun 06, 2019 | 0 Comments

Social media is a popular way to stay in touch with family and friends. However, some of your posts can land you in jail, even if you thought they were a joke. These are four things you should never post on social media. Anything Gang Related Posting anything gang related on your social media a...

Can My Text Messages Be Used As Evidence in Court?

Posted by Sheridan England | May 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

With the rise of digital technology, text messages are an increasingly popular way to communicate. Texting creates a written record of your communications, and, if you discuss illegal activity, these may be used against you in court. The Supreme Court of the United States and the Court of Appeals...

Are DUI Checkpoints Legal in Virginia?

Posted by Sheridan England | May 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

In most situations, law enforcement officers in Virginia need probable cause to stop your vehicle for Driving Under the Influence (DUI). Virginia law allows law enforcement agencies to use DUI checkpoints to catch intoxicated drivers, but law enforcement agencies using this procedure to reduce th...

Probable Cause in Traffic Stops in Virginia

Posted by Sheridan England | May 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

In Virginia, your vehicle has fewer privacy protections than your home or yourself. In some instances, law enforcement has probable cause to search your vehicle on a routine traffic stop, but it is important to remember that you still have rights under the Fourth Amendment, and law enforcement mu...

The Fourth Amendment and Your Digital Privacy Rights

Posted by Sheridan England | Apr 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

If law enforcement suspects that you committed a crime, they may want to search your cell phone location records for evidence. The Fourth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America protects you from unreasonable searches and seizures, but until recently, your digital privacy wa...

Protecting Your Assets with the Eighth Amendment

Posted by Sheridan England | Apr 05, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Eighth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States protects you from excessive fines. If you are convicted of a crime, you may face forfeiting assets to the state or the federal government. The Supreme Court has ruled that the Eighth Amendment applies to asset forfeiture as well as cou...

Employers and Disparate Impact in Washington, D.C.

Posted by Sheridan England | Mar 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

The United States and Washington, D.C. have laws to protect you from intentional discrimination based on your sex, race, color, national origin, religion, and other protected characteristics. As businesses create policies that appear neutral on the surface, they may unintentionally discriminate a...

Self Defense in Murder Cases in Washington, D.C.

Posted by Sheridan England | Jan 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

In Washington, D.C. murder cases, the defendant's attorney may argue that the defendant was acting in self-defense when they took another person's life, and, therefore, not guilty of murder. The defendant's attorney has the burden of raising self-defense as a defense to the charge, and the prosec...

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