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 Specifically, the General Assembly repealed the long-standing presumption against bond that existed for many criminal offenses.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.

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…

Norfolk Lawyer Jamilah D. LeCruise Gives Interview to Canadian Magazine

Norfolk Lawyer Jamilah D. LeCruise Gives Interview to Canadian Magazine

Lawyer’d magazine, which focuses on international Millennial attorneys, reached out to Jamilah LeCruise for an interview regarding her selection as the 2020 Virginia State Bar Young Lawyer of the Year. You can read more here.

What is Contempt of Court in Virginia and How Does a Judge Punish It?

What is Contempt of Court in Virginia and How Does a Judge Punish It?

According to the Code of Virginia, a judge may punish the following behaviors as contempt of court: Misbehavior in the presence of the court, or so near thereto as to obstruct or interrupt the administration of justice; Violence, or threats of violence, to a judge or officer of the court, or to a juror, witness,…

What Should I Do If I Miss Court in Norfolk? What are the Penalties for Failing to Appear in Court in Virginia? How Do Failures to Appear Affect My Bond or Any Future Criminal Cases?

What Should I Do If I Miss Court in Norfolk? What are the Penalties for Failing to Appear in Court in Virginia? How Do Failures to Appear Affect My Bond or Any Future Criminal Cases?

According to the Code of Virginia “whoever…willfully fails to appear before any court or judicial officer as required, shall, after notice to all interested parties, incur a forfeiture of any security which may have been given or pledged for his or her release, unless one of the parties can show good cause for excusing the…