Hull Street Law

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

Axiom Mediation Group

Hull Street Law encourages mediation, a voluntary process by which the parties to a dispute with the help of a skilled mediator crafts their own resolution instead of relying upon a judge or jury who rarely have or understand all of the facts to do so. Hull Street Law recommends Axiom Mediation!

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.  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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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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Freaky Friday Halloween Decision – Drink and operate your car radio on your property may result in DUI conviction

Freaky Friday Halloween Decision by the Virginia Supreme Court.  The public is mystified by what it considers a new legal absurdity – Listening to your car radio in a private driveway while drinking is illegal and may result in a DUI conviction! Sarafin v. Commonwealth, October 31, 2014. The odd conclusion in this DUI case is the […]

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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 attorney Amari Harris with Hull Street Law for strong […]

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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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