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  • Awards and Recognition

    The latest posts for Awards and Recognition are listed below.
    • Virginia Beach Defense Attorney Jerrell Johnson Named to Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers

      Virginia Beach criminal defense attorney and JR Law founder Jerrell Johnson has been named to The National Trial Lawyers list of Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers for 2015. Membership to the exclusive group is by invitation only and Jerrell is part of a premier group of attorneys who practice criminal defense law. Selection criteria includes superior qualifications, trial results and ...

    Criminal Defense

    The latest posts for Criminal Defense are listed below.
    • Can Juveniles Waive Rights?

      An article in the Los Angeles Times highlights an increasing national debate about whether juveniles are fit to waive their rights when questioned by police. The article makes a number of points, including whether juveniles can make decisions while fully understanding the long-term consequences. A study by a UVA Ph.D. student found that “More than 90 percent of juvenile suspects waive their ...
    • The Criminalization of School Discipline

      Over the past several years there has been an increasing trend toward the criminalization of school discipline. That’s a fancy way of saying that getting in trouble in school often results in criminal charges, instead of just being handled by the school. This happens in part due to having police officers in school, but it’s also due to the seriousness with which schools, school administrators and ...
    • Juvenile Crime News: "Game" Leads to Arrest

      This week a 17-year-old was arrested in California after threatening letters and a suspicious object were found on an elementary school campus. The letters invited school officials to “play a game,” similar to horror movie plots. Officials say the object contained sodium ferrocyanide, a substance found in commercial products such as table salt and used in film processing. The investigation led to ...

    DUI

    The latest posts for DUI are listed below.
    • What to do When Your Holiday Cheer Gets Out of Hand

      The holidays are a wonderful time, gathering friends and family. People have extra time off work, students are out of school and college, there are plenty of parties, and lots to celebrate. Have You Been Naughty or Nice? It’s easy for things to get carried away just a little too much. The after-work gathering with colleagues results in one drink too many; the roughhousing turns into a real fight; ...
    • Safe Drinking Tips for the Holiday Season (and anytime)

      The holidays are a time of family get-togethers, office parties and celebration. We all like to have fun and enjoy the season, but it’s no fun getting arrested for DUI or other charges that can occur when the partying gets out of hand. If you choose to drink at holiday gatherings, here are a few safe drinking tips to keep you, and others, safe: Have a plan for a safe way home, either through a ...
    • Challenging DUI Evidence: Field Sobriety Tests

      Any time an individual consumes an alcoholic beverage, takes any prescription medication or over-the-counter drug, or uses a controlled substance and gets behind the wheel of his or her vehicle, he or she risks the danger of being arrested and charged for intoxicated driving. You can expect law enforcement and the Commonwealth of Virginia to take any suspected DUI charges extremely seriously. ...

    General

    The latest posts for General are listed below.
    • Client Reviews and Testimonials

      I’m pleased to share some great five-star reviews of our criminal defense law practice from recent clients. Thanks for the kind words and for your trust in our firm to handle your legal issues: www.yelp.com/biz/jr-law-plc-virginia-beach

    Gun Vilolations

    The latest posts for Gun Vilolations are listed below.
    • Guns in Schools

      Guns are fascinating to kids and regardless of your views on gun control and gun ownership, the reality is young boys and girls are curious about guns. For many teens, and even middle-schoolers, access to guns is easier than you may think, whether in your home, or someone else’s. If there is a gun in the house, chances are the kids know where it is, and how to get to it. Gun safes and trigger ...

    Juvenile Crime

    The latest posts for Juvenile Crime are listed below.
    • Can Juveniles Waive Rights?

      An article in the Los Angeles Times highlights an increasing national debate about whether juveniles are fit to waive their rights when questioned by police. The article makes a number of points, including whether juveniles can make decisions while fully understanding the long-term consequences. A study by a UVA Ph.D. student found that “More than 90 percent of juvenile suspects waive their ...
    • The Criminalization of School Discipline

      Over the past several years there has been an increasing trend toward the criminalization of school discipline. That’s a fancy way of saying that getting in trouble in school often results in criminal charges, instead of just being handled by the school. This happens in part due to having police officers in school, but it’s also due to the seriousness with which schools, school administrators and ...
    • Juvenile Crime News: "Game" Leads to Arrest

      This week a 17-year-old was arrested in California after threatening letters and a suspicious object were found on an elementary school campus. The letters invited school officials to “play a game,” similar to horror movie plots. Officials say the object contained sodium ferrocyanide, a substance found in commercial products such as table salt and used in film processing. The investigation led to ...

    Juvenile Criminal Defense

    The latest posts for Juvenile Criminal Defense are listed below.
    • Can Juveniles Waive Rights?

      An article in the Los Angeles Times highlights an increasing national debate about whether juveniles are fit to waive their rights when questioned by police. The article makes a number of points, including whether juveniles can make decisions while fully understanding the long-term consequences. A study by a UVA Ph.D. student found that “More than 90 percent of juvenile suspects waive their ...
    • The Criminalization of School Discipline

      Over the past several years there has been an increasing trend toward the criminalization of school discipline. That’s a fancy way of saying that getting in trouble in school often results in criminal charges, instead of just being handled by the school. This happens in part due to having police officers in school, but it’s also due to the seriousness with which schools, school administrators and ...
    • Juvenile Crime News: "Game" Leads to Arrest

      This week a 17-year-old was arrested in California after threatening letters and a suspicious object were found on an elementary school campus. The letters invited school officials to “play a game,” similar to horror movie plots. Officials say the object contained sodium ferrocyanide, a substance found in commercial products such as table salt and used in film processing. The investigation led to ...

    Reckless Driving

    The latest posts for Reckless Driving are listed below.
    • Driving Too Fast for Conditions Can Result in Reckless Driving

      The Virginia traffic laws identify a number of circumstances that fall under reckless driving. One that is often overlooked by drivers is driving too fast for conditions. Section 46.2-861 is driving too fast for highway and traffic conditions . The code states, “A person shall be guilty of reckless driving who exceeds a reasonable speed under the circumstances and traffic conditions existing at ...
    • What to do When Your Holiday Cheer Gets Out of Hand

      The holidays are a wonderful time, gathering friends and family. People have extra time off work, students are out of school and college, there are plenty of parties, and lots to celebrate. Have You Been Naughty or Nice? It’s easy for things to get carried away just a little too much. The after-work gathering with colleagues results in one drink too many; the roughhousing turns into a real fight; ...
    • Don't Let A Reckless Driving Ticket Ruin Your Summer Vacation

      Summer means traveling and it’s easy to let your speed drift up when you’re driving, particularly on your way to or from vacation, or even just the start of a nice weekend. If you’ve driven the roads in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk and other Hampton Roads cities, chances are you’ve seen your share of people being pulled over. Even worse, maybe it’s happened to you. Many drivers in Virginia ...

    Shoplifting

    The latest posts for Shoplifting are listed below.
    • Is Shoplifting a Crime?

      Shoplifting crimes are often impulse-control issues, rather than premeditated acts of crime. Those charged with shoplifting will sometimes talk about the crime more like an illness than a conscious decision to steal. They don’t see themselves as criminals and often immediately regret the behavior, but it went too far. Shoplifting is on the rise, and all too often it becomes more noticeable during ...

    Traffic Violations

    The latest posts for Traffic Violations are listed below.
    • Driving Too Fast for Conditions Can Result in Reckless Driving

      The Virginia traffic laws identify a number of circumstances that fall under reckless driving. One that is often overlooked by drivers is driving too fast for conditions. Section 46.2-861 is driving too fast for highway and traffic conditions . The code states, “A person shall be guilty of reckless driving who exceeds a reasonable speed under the circumstances and traffic conditions existing at ...
    • What to do When Your Holiday Cheer Gets Out of Hand

      The holidays are a wonderful time, gathering friends and family. People have extra time off work, students are out of school and college, there are plenty of parties, and lots to celebrate. Have You Been Naughty or Nice? It’s easy for things to get carried away just a little too much. The after-work gathering with colleagues results in one drink too many; the roughhousing turns into a real fight; ...
    • Don't Let A Reckless Driving Ticket Ruin Your Summer Vacation

      Summer means traveling and it’s easy to let your speed drift up when you’re driving, particularly on your way to or from vacation, or even just the start of a nice weekend. If you’ve driven the roads in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk and other Hampton Roads cities, chances are you’ve seen your share of people being pulled over. Even worse, maybe it’s happened to you. Many drivers in Virginia ...
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