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What is the difference between grand and petit larceny?

A larceny is generally a theft and a theft can involve a number of elements. It can involve the taking of property from someone else and the intent of the taking party to prevent the property's owner from ever getting it back. In Virginia, larcenies are classified as either grand or petit.

Defending one's self against damaging assault allegations

The crime of assault is serious and can leave a person facing significant penalties if they are convicted of charges alleging that the engaged in that prohibited conduct. This post will examine the steps that a prosecutor in the courts of Virginia must take in order to prove their case against a criminal defendant charged with assault. It will also discuss ways that defendants can demonstrate their innocence or provide applicable defenses to their alleged crimes.

Does Virginia recognize capital murder?

The Commonwealth of Virginia recognizes multiple forms of murder in its criminal code. One of those forms is capital murder, and convictions based on capital murder charges can result in the death penalty. This post will discuss some of the factors that may prompt a prosecutor to seek capital murder charges against a person that they believe is guilty of a homicide crime.

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