Hull Street Law

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

How do I file suit myself?

In Virginia, you can represent yourself in court. (You cannot represent your limited liability company or corporation except for limited exceptions in General District Court; You cannot represent your children, your spouse or others) It is often not wise to represent yourself – but you still have that right. In criminal cases, you have a […]

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Virginia Civil Rights Lawyers

Civil Rights In Virginia – Upheld By Virginia’s Highest Court – 2020 Virginia’s Highest Court Confirm’s That It Will Not Tolerate Virginia Law Enforcement Violations Of  The 4th Amendment To The U.S. Constitution Or Virginia Statutes Protecting Its Citizens from Unlawful Arrests, Unlawful Searches and Excessive Force. On January 16, 2020, the Virginia Supreme Court issued an […]

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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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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.  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? 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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