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Do I Qualify for an Expungement? │ Attorney Andre A. Hakes

Criminal records are the gift that keeps on giving.    In Virginia, when you are charged with a crime, even a misdemeanor, the information about that charge is entered into the Virginia Criminal Information Network (VCIN, pronounced “Vee-sin”, and maintained by the Virginia State Police) and the National Crime Information Center (NCIC, maintained by the FBI) Read More

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STRAIGHT TALK – Weekly Social Justice Talk Show with Andre Hakes

STRAIGHT TALK – A weekly show hosted by Andre Hakes discussing Social Justice and Social Movements.  Tune-in to 94.7 FM Charlottesville on Saturday mornings from 10-11.  The following are several podcasts from her show: Straight Talk with Dahlia Lithwick, Slate Magazine courts and legal writer Straight Talk with Jill Stein, 2016 Green Party U.S. Presidential Read More

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Should you “Voluntarily” speak with the police, or not?

Officer Not So Friendly: A Choose-Your-Own-Misadventure Story The Hope Diamond is missing, and Officer Friendly thinks you stole it.  He types your name into a computer, and instantly knows where you work, where you live, what you drive, and whether or not you’ve been in trouble before. He calls you on the telephone, and tells Read More

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What “Not” to say during a DUI stop

The story of a Virginia DUI CHAPTER ONE:   It is 11:00 p.m. and you are on your way back from dinner. You are pulled over for a check point, speeding, or a taillight out. The officer walks up to your car shining the flashlight in the backseat on the way past, looking for drugs, beer Read More

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No “Due Process” for University of Virginia Student’s Accused of Sexual Misconduct:

I have been seeing a lot of sexual misconduct cases out of UVA lately. The procedures followed in those hearings are not fair, and not what we are accustomed to in judicial proceedings in this country. 1. Right to be Silent: Your “right to be silent” is otherwise known as your 5th amendment privilege against Read More

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Using An Internation Chemical Weapons Treaty Against A Woman Scorned

“The notion that some things go without saying applies to legislation just as it does to everyday life.” –SCOTUS Really?  The law lives and dies by semantic and technical absurdities.  You mean there’s a limit? The issue in the following case was the applicability of an international chemical weapons treaty to a woman scorned.  No, really.  That Read More

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Charlottesville Defense Attorney – Don’t Respond to that University of Virginia Police Email!

Charlottesville Criminal Defense Attorney for University Students. YOU’VE GOT MAIL FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA POLICE!  Who’s afraid of an email or a text message?  Especially one so cheery as this: Hi Bobby, My name is Suzie Q , and I work for the University Police Department.  I tried calling you but got your voice Read More

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Charlottesville DUI Attorney – Don’t Take that Field Sobriety Test

Charlottesville DUI Attorney. Our criminal defense partner, Andre Hakes, was interviewed for the following story by NBC29 news. She explains why you should never agree to a field sobriety test. Please contact us if you have additional questions. NBC29 Video:  Passing a Field Sobriety Test Difficult – Drunk or Sober Andre Hakes Tucker Griffin Barnes Read More

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