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Can I Erase An Arrest From My Record? Expungements in Virginia

By F. Andrew Carroll, Esquire Sometimes prospective clients want to erase their past legal difficulties.  They’re concerned that their youthful foolishness isn’t as trivial as they convinced their parents back in the day.  Youthful legal indiscretions may have adverse implications for future background checks, jobs or promotions.  Will a security clearance be denied?  Will a […]

Oh Crap, A Cop’s Pulling Me Over – Now What? Or What to do (and not do) during a traffic stop.

By Martin J. Yeager, Esquire The blue lights and headlights flash behind you.  Your palms sweat. Your heart races as you pull over. A look in the rear-view mirror reveals an officer speaking on his radio. You’re stopped by the police. What do you do? Calm Yourself. Now is the time for clear thinking (or thinking […]

Ban the Box – A Warning for Employers on Both Sides of the Potomac

By Brent J. Schultheis, Esq.   In this election season, it’s difficult to ignore the role that criminal justice and business regulation have played in the national discourse. What employers may not realize is the way in which these two, seemingly different issues are impact their business. We don’t hear about it from the TV pundits, […]


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