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How Serious is Felony Strangulation in VA?

Not all physical attacks on another person are felonies, but strangulation is one of them. It’s a class six felony. And given the value of your time and freedom, it is a charge you don’t want to face. If you’ve been arrested for felony strangulation or another crime, Copenhaver, Ellett & Derrico is here to ensure you understand your rights are obtain the best possible resolution. Domestic violence and assault Read More

Violating VA Protective Orders: Penalties & Consequences

Also known as restraining orders, a Virginia protective order is a court mandate that limits or prohibits interaction between individuals for a certain period. Protective orders are also serious legal matters that show up in criminal background checks and prevent you from contacting the person named in the order. Widely used in divorce, child custody, and domestic violence situations, violating the terms of a protective order in Virginia is a Read More

Can My Conviction Be Expunged in Virginia?

Living with a criminal record in Virginia can be challenging and may limit your ability to move forward, Marks against you can be detrimental to your career, restrict where you can live, or prohibit your ability to own firearms. Sealing your record with an expungement can alleviate many of these concerns, but only if certain conditions apply. With very few exceptions, criminal convictions in Virginia cannot be expunged. This remedy Read More

What Is Felony Assault in Virginia?

You are likely familiar with the concept of assault in Virginia. While everyone knows that altercations can be criminal offenses, many aren’t aware that there are multiple forms of the crime. There are also numerous misconceptions regarding assault, battery, and other actions that are considered criminal. Among the most serious assault-related charges is felony assault, which could lead to lengthy incarceration, fines, and other penalties if you’re convicted. At Copenhaver, Read More