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FAQ Friday – Possession of Marijuana Part 1

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In this week’s FAQ Friday, Rebecca Wade, partner at Wade Grimes Friedman Meinken & Leischner, explains how the laws in Virginia surrounding possession of marijuana in Virginia recently changed as of July 1, 2017. Before, all drug convictions in Virginia carried a mandatory license suspension. Now, if an individual is charged with possession of marijuana but completes a first offender program, the courts have the discretion to decide not to suspend the license depending on the situation.

FAQ Friday – El Estado Especial de Inmigrantes Juveniles

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Si usted es menor de edad y es ilegal, puede peticionar para el Estado Especial de Inmigrantes Juveniles para obtener residencia. El Estado Especial de Inmigrantes Juveniles es una manera en que uno puede pedir una orden de la corte estatal que se encuentra que ese menor, ha sido abusado, descuidado o abandonado de uno o dos de los padres, que no está en los mejores intereses del menor regresar a su país y dando custodia a una

FAQ Friday – DUI in Virginia

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There are many misconceptions about what a person is required to do if they get pulled over by the police for driving under the influence (DUI). As Rebecca Wade, partner at Wade Grimes Friedman Meinken and Leischner, explains — in Virginia, there is only one test you are legally required to take. In this week’s FAQ Friday, Wade, delves into the laws surrounding DUI in Virginia.

FAQ Friday – Child Support

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Child support is a complex legal issue that can involve numerous factors including income, healthcare costs, child care costs, number of children involved, employment status, and more. In this week’s FAQ Friday, Rebecca Wade, partner and attorney at Wade Grimes Friedman Meinken & Leischner, discusses these matters as they relate to child support.

Child Custody Concerns During the School Year

As parents settle into the back-to-school rhythm, some will have a more challenging time than others. It can take some time to adjust after a divorce, as parents learn to share the responsibilities of their children’s school and extracurricular activities. No matter how detailed or “fair” one’s child custody agreement may be, there will always be times when it’s necessary to make changes, and back-to-school season is a prime example.

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Carolyn Grimes and Rebecca Wade Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018

Wade Grimes Friedman Meinken & Leischner PLLC is pleased to announce the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© recognizes Partners Carolyn Grimes and Rebecca Wade as industry leaders, in the areas of family law and DUI/DWI defense (respectively).

Recognition in Best Lawyers® is regarded by both clients and other legal professionals as a prominent honor. First published in 1983, Best Lawyers® is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Attorneys are selected

Extradition Can Be a Complicated Criminal Justice Matter

You’ve seen it before on reality TV: a person commits a crime, then flees the area in an attempt to avoid facing the charges. When the individual is caught in another state or even another country, they are brought back to the original jurisdiction to face the music.

The process of bringing a person back to the original jurisdiction to face criminal charges is called extradition. Extradition is governed by federal laws, though it is possible