Murder Sentencing Guidelines – Minimum to Maximum for Every State

Skip to State by State Overview of Murder Sentences The minimum and maxiumum sentence for murder varies depending on the jurisdiction and the specific degree or classification of the murder charge. In the United States, for example, minimum sentences can differ significantly among states and even within different degrees of murder (e.g., first-degree, second-degree, and … Read more

Virginia Hit and Run Laws

In Virginia, it is unlawful to leave the scene of an accident without fulfilling the obligations listed in Virginia code section 46.2-896. You are guilty of a misdemeanor if the accident results in property damage and a felony if anyone dies or suffers serious bodily injury. Quick take: Leaving the scene of an accident in … Read more

Virginia Sexting Laws

There are no specific sexting laws in Virginia; consequently, taking reasonable steps to delete the images or reporting the conduct to someone with authority over the teen may save you from felony child pornography charges. Quick take: Virginia child pornography law does not distinguish between teen and adult offenders. Teens convicted of possession, dissemination or … Read more

Virginia Child Support Laws

Child Support Laws as they apply to the state of Virginia

Virginia child support laws say that upkeep is a legal obligation and that parents, whether married on unmarried, must provide support to their dependents until emancipation. However, under state law, a father in Virginia has no legal rights towards the child if the couple is unmarried and paternity is unknown.  Thus, you must obtain a … Read more

Virginia Statute of Limitations

Statute of Limitations as they apply to the state of Virginia

Statute of Limitations VA- Summary Virginia’s statute of limitations establishes a deadline before which civil cases – such as lawsuits – must be filed in the state. In relation to criminal charges, it also prevents prosecutors from charging an individual with a crime after a specified period of time has passed. The statutes of limitations … Read more

Virginia Whistleblower Laws

Whistleblower laws as they apply to the state of Virginia

A Summary of Virginia Whistleblower Laws Virginia is an employment-at-will state. This means employees can be discharged from work for any reason or no reason. However, there are a few exceptions to this doctrine that are used to protect employees from wrongful retaliation. These exceptions include common law protections and statutory protections. Statutory protections are … Read more

Virginia Lemon Law

Lemon laws as they apply to the state of virgina

Summary of Virginia Lemon Law Virginia’s lemon laws state that if the buyer or lessee of a vehicle finds a major fault in it – which the manufacturers are unable to fix even after 3 valid attempts by the vehicle manufacturer to repair it – the manufacturer is liable to repurchase or replace the faulty … Read more

Virginia Car Seat Laws

Child Car Seat Laws as they apply to the state of Virginia

A Summary of Child Car Seat Laws in Virginia Virginia’s car seat law requires all children to ride on rear-facing seats until they reach age 2. Children should ride on forward-facing seats once they outgrow their rear-facing seats. The law requires children less than 8 years to ride on child restraint devices. Children who have … Read more

Virginia Recording Laws

Virginia Recording Law Summary: Is Virginia a One Party Consent State? Virginia recording law stipulates that it is a one-party consent state. In Virginia, it is a criminal offense to use any device to record or share use communications, whether they are wire, oral or electronic, without the consent of at least one person taking … Read more