BMHJ Blog: Legal Information, Resources, & News

Criminal Defense – Felony Charge Dropped

May 1st, 2019
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Photo of Charles Nucciarone
Associate Charles Nucciarone, who is part of the firm’s traffic/criminal defense practice, recently represented a client who was charged with one felony count of Violation of a Child Custody Order – an offense carrying up to 5 years in prison and a $2,500 fine. After successfully moving the court to set bond in the case, Mr. Nucciarone was able to obtain evidence that showed the context of the accusations against his client and demonstrated his clients’ innocence. After multiple lengthy negotiations and discussions with the prosecutor, he was able to convince the Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney to drop the charges against his client prior to the preliminary hearing. Mr. Nucciarone’s client was able to maintain her clean record, avoid negative employment consequences, and, most importantly, reunite her family.

Should you or a loved one need representation for a criminal, DWI/DUI, or traffic case, contact Charles Nucciarone or Michael Thorsen to discuss your case and how they can help you.

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2019 Virginia Super Lawyers

April 27th, 2019
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Our Firm is Proud of the accomplishments of our Attorneys and their recognition as 2019 Virginia Super Lawyers:

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Virginia Hall of Fame 2019

April 19th, 2019
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PhotoThe firm congratulates John D. McGavin for being selected to the 2019 class of the Virginia Lawyers Hall of Fame, sponsored by the Virginia Lawyers Weekly! John will be celebrated at a reception on May 21 at the John Marshall Hotel in Richmond. Criteria for inclusion in the Hall includes career accomplishments, contributions to the development of the law in Virginia, contributions to the bar and to the Commonwealth at large and efforts to improve the quality of justice in Virginia.

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Supporting the Fairfax Law Foundation

April 8th, 2019
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Our firm was proud to serve again as a sponsor for the Fairfax Law Foundation’s 10th annual Heroes v. Villains 5K race on Sunday, April 7, 2019. The Fairfax Law Foundation provides indigent Fairfax County residents with direct access to the legal community through both educational and charitable activities. We showed our spirit by dressing as DC Comic villains, and by either running, walking or volunteering at the race. Our own Matt Roberson came in 1st overall in the race for his 7th year straight! We enjoy participating in events which benefit our community and legal profession.

BMHJ Race Team

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Trial Tactics Workshop

Melissa H. Katz, Esquire
March 20th, 2019
By: Melissa H. Katz, Esquire

mock trial courtroomOn March 15-16, 2019, the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys (“VADA”) conducted its popular Trial Tactics Workshop at the University of Richmond School of Law. Experienced civil defense attorneys coached newer attorneys who signed up to participate in a full day mock personal injury trial. The fact pattern was grisly and involved amputation of the plaintiff’s right arm after he developed an infection from burns he sustained after being allegedly crammed into an MRI machine that may have been too small for his large stature. The issues were whether the radiologist breached the standard of care and whether plaintiff’s injuries were caused by the breach. Judges from around our Commonwealth kindly agreed to share their time and preside over these mock trials. This included the Hon. John W. Brown of the Chesapeake Circuit Court, Hon. David B. Carson of the Roanoke City Circuit Court, Hon. John M. Tran of the Fairfax County Circuit Court and Hon. Archer L. Yeatts III (Ret.) of the Henrico General District Court. These judges offered sage advice as well as constructive critique of each participant’s trial skills. Our own associate, Charles Nucciarone, had the opportunity to participate in the workshop. Our firm is very active in the VADA and continues to support and participate in the educational opportunities frequently offered by VADA and other organizations to improve our knowledge and trial skills in the area of insurance defense and coverage. #VADAtrialtacticsworkshop2019 #trialskills

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Disclaimer

This blog and the information provided has been prepared by Bancroft, McGavin, Horvath & Judkins, P.C. (“BMHJ”) for information purposes only and is not intended nor to be construed as legal advice. This blog may contain the opinions of the members and associates of this firm on various legal issues and is not legal advice. Read More