Virginia Criminal Law Case Outline- Offenses A through L

The following is an outline of Virginia criminal case law related to offenses (alphabetically, A through L).  It is copied from an outline maintained by Richard Collins, an attorney at Collins & Hyman, PLC. Because Mr. Collins created the outline for his own reference, rather than for publication, the outline contains many abbreviations.  Questions regarding the abbreviations, or case cites, …

Must a Landlord Accept Rent After an Eviction Lawsuit in Virginia?

The Virginia Residential Landlord Tenant Act includes provisions allowing landlords to accept rent after an eviction lawsuit and still preserve their rights to evict.  This is called accepting rent with reservation in Virginia.  It also has rules allowing tenants to take steps to fully dismiss an action for unlawful detainer by paying their rent.  This is called redemption.  Below is …

Virginia Criminal Law Case Outline- Evidence

The following is an outline of Virginia criminal case law related to evidence.  It is copied from the Evidence section of an outline maintained by Richard Collins, an attorney at Collins & Hyman, PLC. Because Mr. Collins created the outline for his own reference, rather than for publication, the outline contains many abbreviations.  Questions regarding the abbreviations, or case cites, …

Virginia Criminal Law Case Outline-Defenses

The following is an outline of Virginia criminal case law related to defenses (and a subsection related to juvenile specific case law).  It is copied from the Defenses section of an outline maintained by Richard Collins, an attorney at Collins & Hyman, PLC. Because Mr. Collins created the outline for his own reference, rather than for publication, the outline contains …

Virginia Criminal Law Case Outline- Procedure

The following is an outline of Virginia criminal case law related to non-constitutional procedural issues.  It is copied from the Procedure section of an outline maintained by Richard Collins, an attorney at Collins & Hyman, PLC. Because Mr. Collins created the outline for his own reference, rather than for publication, the outline contains many abbreviations.  Questions regarding the abbreviations, or …

Virginia Criminal Law Case Outline: Sixth Amendment Cases

 The following is an outline of Sixth Amendment case law, with an emphasis on Virginia.  The outline is copied from the Sixth Amendment section of an outline maintained by Richard Collins, an attorney at Collins & Hyman, PLC.  Because Mr. Collins created the outline for his own reference, rather than for publication, the outline contains many abbreviations.  Questions regarding the abbreviations, or case cites, can …

Misrepresentations in Real Estate Sales in Virginia

Buying a home is an exciting time for purchasers.  But is can also be unnerving.  Buyers must be diligent and careful in making a purchase. Sometimes, a seller or realtor will make misrepresentations in real estate sales in Virginia to induce buyers to purchase.  These misrepresentations may be intentional or negligent.  Often, buyers do not discover the misrepresentation until after …

The Virginia Homestead Exemption and Judgment Lien Creditors

The Virginia Homestead Exemption allows debtors to protect certain property from the debt collection process. It allows the debtor to select any property, whether real or personal, to protect.  “Real property” means real estate.  Except in limited circumstances, creditors must obtain a judgment in order to garnish wages or bank accounts or levy and sell property.  Once they receive a …

Residential Leases in Virginia Bankruptcies

For debtors, deciding what to do with a residential lease is an important part of filing a bankruptcy. For landlords, receiving a notice that a tenant has filed bankruptcy can be unnerving and confusing.  Below is more information regarding residential leases in bankruptcies and steps landlords and tenants should consider. How Courts Treat Residential Leases in Virginia Bankruptcies In a …

Virginia Criminal Law Case Outline: Fifth Amendment Cases

The following is an outline of Fifth Amendment case law, with an emphasis on Virginia.  The outline is copied from the Fifth Amendment section of an outline maintained by Richard Collins, an attorney at Collins & Hyman, PLC.  Because Mr. Collins created the outline for his own reference, rather than for publication, the outline contains many abbreviations.  Questions regarding the abbreviations, or case cites, …