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“Charges dropped in Roanoke armed home invasion case”

Roanoke Times, March 11, 2022

ROANOKE — “Charges were dropped this week against a Roanoke man accused of forcing his way into a house and firing shots as he left.

Neither a witness who testified at a preliminary hearing nor security footage from a neighboring home could identify 32-year-old Rahyeem Tyquan Baker in the case, said defense attorney Rob Dean. ‘Mr. Baker . . .

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“Roanoke jury acquits defendant in woman’s death”

Roanoke Times, December 3, 2021

ROANOKE — “Michael Tyrone Terry kept his head bowed, eyes closed tight, as a jury rose Thursday to announce its decision in a case where Terry stood accused of murder, attempted rape and abduction.

As the verdicts were read aloud, Terry, 41, lifted his eyes toward the ceiling, blinking back tears: Not guilty. Not guilty. Not guilty.

One . . .

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Virginia’s New Marijuana Law (2020): Civil Offense, Expungement, etc.

On April 11, 2020, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed into law a bill to decriminalize marijuana possession. Here is a summary of the key provisions of the law that go into effect on July 1, 2020:

Under Va. Code§ 18.2-250.1:

Possession of small quantities of marijuana (less than one ounce) shall now be a civil offense punishable with a $25 fine
No court costs . . .

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Best Defenses for a DUI / DWI Charge

If you have been arrested on a DUI / DWI charge, you might be thinking right now that the state prosecutor has an easy path to a conviction.

You were stopped driving home; the officer arrested you, took a breath sample, and it was above 0.08. Open and shut, right? Not so fast. There are many ways to challenge it.

There are . . .

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Prepayable Fine for Reckless Driving in Virginia

Is there a prepayable fine for reckless driving in Virginia? No. But there is a range of punishments, depending on the case, so that you can budget for the likely outcome on your ticket.

For example, consider the typical case of 88 mph in a 70 mph zone on the highway. And, assume the person had one prior speeding ticket in the . . .

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