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…

How are Shoplifting and Concealment of Merchandise Punished in Virginia?

How are Shoplifting and Concealment of Merchandise Punished in Virginia?

In Virginia, whoever, without authority, with the intention of converting goods or merchandise to his or her own or another’s use without having paid the full purchase price thereof, or of defrauding the owner of the value of the goods or merchandise, (i) willfully conceals or takes possession of the goods or merchandise of any…

What is a Riot and How is it Punished in Virginia? What Does Unlawful Assembly Mean in Virginia?

What is a Riot and How is it Punished in Virginia? What Does Unlawful Assembly Mean in Virginia?

According to the Virginia Code, any unlawful use, by three or more persons acting together, of force or violence which seriously jeopardizes public safety, peace or order is a riot. Every person convicted of participating in any riot in Virginia shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. If such person carried, at the time…

What Types of Powers Do Law Enforcement Officers Have During Times of Rioting in Virginia?

What Types of Powers Do Law Enforcement Officers Have During Times of Rioting in Virginia?

According to the Code of Virginia, if it appears to the Governor that the power of the locality is not sufficient to enable the sheriff or other officer to execute process delivered to him or to suppress riots to preserve the peace, he may order law-enforcement agencies, National Guard, militia or other agencies of the…

2020 Legislative Update From LeCruise Law – New Virginia Laws Go into Effect This Summer

2020 Legislative Update From LeCruise Law – New Virginia Laws Go into Effect This Summer

2020 Legislative Update from LeCruise Law – New Virginia Laws Go into Effect in this Summer The following legislation has been approved during the 2020 Virginia General Assembly Session and will become effective laws on July 1, 2020. The Virginia Indigent Defense Commission (VIDC) has published very useful summaries of these new laws and here…

How Many DMV Demerit Points Will I Get for a Traffic Ticket? How Long Do These Points Stay on My Driving Record?

How Many DMV Demerit Points Will I Get for a Traffic Ticket? How Long Do These Points Stay on My Driving Record?

If you are convicted of a traffic offense, the court where you are convicted notifies the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the DMV assigns demerit points to your driving record based on the seriousness of the driving offense. Here are some common examples of moving violations in Virginia and the demerit points associated…