Hull Street Law

A division of Thomas H. Roberts & Associates, P.C. – personal injury and criminal defense

January, 2016

Smell of Weed Often Gives Police Keys to Home

The odor of weed/marijuana wafting from a home gives police the warrantless-keys to a home.  This area of the law will continue to change – eventually with legalization of marijuana, officers will not be able to use the smell of marijuana as a basis for a search without a warrant.  But until then… In 2011, […]


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Criminal Defense for Construction Fraud in Virginia

What is the difference between construction fraud and breach of contract under Va. Code 18.2-200.1? The Commonwealth must prove 5 things to convict a person of construction fraud, namely that the contractor (1) obtained an advance of money from another person; (2) had a fraudulent intent at the time the advance is obtained; (3) made […]


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