Norfolk Criminal Defense Attorney Named 2021 Super Lawyers Rising Star

Norfolk Criminal Defense Attorney Named 2021 Super Lawyers Rising Star

Attorney Jamilah D. LeCruise was selected again this year as a Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2021, which is the fifth consecutive year that she has been selected. Last year, there was a two-page feature about her legal career in the magazine. After being nominated, Super Lawyers engage in in-depth independent research and evaluate candidates…

Change to Virginia Robbery Code Going Into Effect in 2021

Change to Virginia Robbery Code Going Into Effect in 2021

Currently, under the Code of Virginia, “if any person commit robbery by partial strangulation, or suffocation, or striking, or beating, or by other violence to the person, or by assault or otherwise putting a person in fear of serious bodily harm, or by the threat or presenting of firearms, or other deadly weapon or instrumentality…

Changes to Getting Bond in Virginia Criminal Courts are Coming Soon

Changes to Getting Bond in Virginia Criminal Courts are Coming Soon

During the most recent legislative session, the Virginia General Assembly passed a variety of criminal justice reforms. One significant change implemented was in the area of bail and bond. Specifically, the General Assembly repealed the long-standing presumption against bond that existed for many criminal offenses. In practice, this meant that magistrates were not permitted to…

Changes in Virginia Traffic Stops Going into Effect in 2021

Changes in Virginia Traffic Stops Going into Effect in 2021

Effective March 1, 2021, law enforcement officers will no longer be able to stop a vehicle for: The odor of marijuana Defective equipment Dangling objects from the rearview mirror Dark window tint Following too closely Loud exhaust Be sure to check back this summer for LeCruise Law’s annual criminal legislative update and call our office…

Norfolk Criminal Defense Attorney Jamilah D. LeCruise Featured in Virginia Business Magazine Legal Elite Profile

Norfolk Criminal Defense Attorney Jamilah D. LeCruise Featured in Virginia Business Magazine Legal Elite Profile

In its 21st annual Legal Elite publication, Virginia Business magazine interviewed Virginia’s Young Lawyer of the Year Jamilah D. LeCruise. Read more here.

Is Trick-or-Treating Illegal in Norfolk?

Is Trick-or-Treating Illegal in Norfolk?

With Halloween just around the corner, be sure to keep in mind that there are two restrictions to trick-or-treating under Virginia law. According to the Norfolk City Code: If any person over the age of twelve (12) years shall engage in the activity commonly known as “trick or treat” or any activity of similar character…

What Does Computer Fraud and Computer Trespass Mean in Virginia and How are These Crimes Punished?

What Does Computer Fraud and Computer Trespass Mean in Virginia and How are These Crimes Punished?

According to the Code of Virginia, any person who uses a computer network, without authority and: Obtains property or services by false pretenses; Embezzles or commits larceny or; Converts the property of another; is guilty of the crime of computer fraud. If the value of the property or services obtained is $1000.00 or more, the…

What Type of Documentation Do I Need to Help Me in Court?

What Type of Documentation Do I Need to Help Me in Court?

Are you wondering what to bring with you to court? In many cases, having the appropriate documentation will be the make or break in your criminal case as judges often use it to arrive at a decision. Don’t wait until the last minute to start gathering these important documents. Common examples of useful documents for…

When is the Best Time to Apply for an Expungement in Virginia? How Long Does it Take to Expunge My Criminal Record in Norfolk?

When is the Best Time to Apply for an Expungement in Virginia? How Long Does it Take to Expunge My Criminal Record in Norfolk?

When is the Best Time to Apply for an Expungement in Virginia? How Long Does it Take to Expunge My Criminal Record in Norfolk? Before you begin the expungement process, keep in mind that the expungement laws in Virginia are very limited. Virginia does not allow for the expungement of any conviction from your criminal…