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.  In 2011, the United States Supreme Court rejected the argument that the police should not be able to create exigent circumstances by knocking on the door or making their presence known in order to avoid the general requirement that they […]

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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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