Drunk in Public, Fairfax Virginia

Public cursing (i.e., swearing in public) and public intoxication (i.e., drunk in public) are both prohibited by Virginia law. Police officers rarely charge citizens with swearing in public, but charges of public intoxication are fairly routine. The Statute: §...

Virginia Assault Laws

Virginia Assault Laws are very tough and an assault and battery charge is a serious offense. The basics of all assault and battery charges are the same, but the punishments vary based on different factors such as who the victim is, why they were chosen, and whether...

Drug Possession, Virginia

Drug Possession in Fairfax, Virginia and throughout Virginia is a criminal offense. The maximum punishment for drug possession depends on the substance possessed. The Statute: § 18.2-250 of the Virginia Code A. It is unlawful for any person knowingly or intentionally...

Marijuana Possession Virginia

Marijuana Possession in Virginia is a misdemeanor criminal offense. A first offense is punishable by up to 30 days in jail and a fine of up to $500.00. A second offense is a Class 1 misdemeanor punishable by up to twelve months confinement in jail and a fine of up to...