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Theft and larceny charges vary greatly in Virginia

When you learn that you have been charged with a theft-related charge, you probably wonder how a conviction would change your life. The answer to that is that a conviction could seriously impact every aspect of your life. A criminal conviction for theft might prevent you from getting a job if the potential employer pulls your criminal history. It might stop you from being able to exercise certain privileges.

What do I need to know about plea deals?

When you are facing criminal charges, the outcome of your case is likely one of your biggest concerns. In approximately 90 percent of all criminal cases, a plea bargain is what ultimately ends the case. No matter what type of charges you are facing, even if you are facing theft-related charges, you should know about the pros and cons of plea bargaining.

Fight against drug charges to protect your freedoms and rights

Last week, we discussed how your freedom to travel around the world can be affected by a criminal conviction. If you recall, certain drug convictions bar you from being able to get a passport from the United States. When you have to travel for work or enjoy traveling for pleasure, it is especially important for you to fight against any drug charges that are placed against you.

Drug convictions might result in passport denial

People who are facing felony charges know that being convicted of those charges can come with serious consequences. Some people might not realize that one of the consequences can affect their ability to travel internationally. This is especially true for people who have convictions for drug charges since some drug charges mean an automatic denial of a passport.

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