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Hull Street Law successful in defense of high profile Dinwiddie County case against former deputy!

  February 7, 2018 – Civil rights attorneys Tom Roberts  successfully defended  former Dinwiddie County Deputy Hector Jimenez in a high profile criminal case.   Mr. Jimenez had been charged with two felonies: taking indecent liberties with a minor in violation of VA Code § 18.2-370(A)(4), with potential imprisonment of between 1 and 10 years, and […]

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Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in Virginia – Legal Defense

The facts and circumstances of each case are unique and therefore the fact that a law firm has obtained significant verdicts and results in other cases in no way guarantees that other cases will have similar results. I’ve been charged with “possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in Virginia,” I need a good […]

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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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IS VIOLATION OF A PROTECTIVE ORDER A CRIME IN VIRGINIA?

IS VIOLATION OF A PROTECTIVE ORDER A CRIME IN VIRGINIA? ANSWER: YES! Pursuant to § 18.2-60.4 of the Code of Virginia, any person who violates any provision of a protective order issued pursuant to § 19.2-152.8, 19.2-152.9 or 19.2-152.10 is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. The penalty is up to one year in jail […]

Can the judge order restitution be paid to the insurance company for medical expenses incurred by the victim of a crime?

Can the judge order restitution be paid to the insurance company for medical expenses incurred by the victim of a crime?   Generally, the answer is “NO”.  In Virginia, the public policy as set out by the legislature in § 38.2-3405 states that it is unlawful for an insurance contract providing hospital, medical, surgical and […]

Congratulations to Attorney Jonathan Arthur – 2014 Legal Elite

The firm’s associate Jonathan Arthur were recognized by Virginia Business in 2014 as Legal Elite.

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Virginia DUI Defense – Free Consultation

804-230-4200 VIRGINIA DUI DEFENSE – CALL FOR FREE CONSULTATION  At Hull Street Law, a division of Thomas H. Roberts & Associates, P.C., we realize the seriousness of being arrested for DUI, or DWI as it is sometimes referred to.  When you are in need of a capable Virginia, DUI lawyer, count on Hull Street Law for strong and effective legal […]

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Possession of a Controlled Substance: First Offense – Virginia

En Español Possession of a Controlled Substance: First Offense             Under Virginia Code § 18.2-250, a person who “knowingly” possesses a controlled substance, classified as a Schedule I or Schedule II substance, is guilty of a Class 5 felony. The punishment for violation of this statute is severe. A person […]

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Possession of Marijuana: First Offense – Virginia

En Español Possession of Marijuana: First Offense             Possession of marijuana is a serious offense in Virginia. Under Virginia Code § 18.2-250.1, it is unlawful for any person to “knowingly” possess marijuana. Generally, any person convicted of a first offense for possession of marijuana (less than one-half ounce) is guilty […]

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