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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Wisconsin Voter ID Law Struck Down-What Could That Mean For Virginia?

Could this effect the future of Virginia's Voter ID law?
Starting on July 1, 2014, Virginia will begin implementing a controversial “voter ID law.” (VA code §24.2-643(B)) It is considered to be one of the strictest ID laws in the nation. According to the law, only those who have a photo ID will be allowed to vote.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Statutory Rape and the Age of Consent

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From a recent question posed to the Firm on an online forum:

Question: I'm dating a 16 year old and I'm 22. We go to the movies, etc. If her parents consent to our relationship, is that okay? Can I be framed for his?

Sunday, June 15, 2014

NFA and Trusts -- a good question!

Should I setup a trust now?

An old schoolmate of mine asked about gun trusts. I thought it was a good question, given the timeliness of what is happening with new rules and the ATF, so I'm including it as a general post. Open to comments, and glad to discuss!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Protective Order Violations -- and steps to fight back

In DC, what code controls protective orders?

Let's start with the basics. The following DC Code sections apply to your case: 16-1004, 16-1005, and 16-1006. Generally, a temporary order is given to anyone who claims abuse; a hearing will then be held to determine if the temporary order should be made permanent (CPO). Violation of a protective order results in (among other things):

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

DUI Cases - so you did not provide a breath sample (no blow)?

At Hanover Law, we defend a variety of criminal cases -- including DUI's. When it comes to drinking, it is not uncommon to have a client indicate they refused to do a breath test. I wanted to take a few moments today to discuss breath tests, and the requirements for testing. What happens if you don't blow into "the little tube", and how do you defend these cases?