Tag Archives: Virginia

Pretrial Services: Virginia’s Boondoggle

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Last updated on March 31st, 2018 at 01:52 pmFor anyone cynical about government programs taking a functioning system, making it worse, then as a solution to the problems it caused propose more of what made it worse, knowing how Virginia’s pretrial services agency functions will only validate that cynicism. Pretrial Services has existed in Virginia […]

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How to Become a Bail Bondsman in Virginia

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I often get asked how to become a bail bondsman in Virginia, so I decided to write this post describing the basic, high-level steps to do it. As the title implies, bail bonding is regulated by each state, so this article applies only to becoming a bondsman in Virginia. Bail bondsmen in Virginia are regulated […]

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Jail Jokes

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Last updated on July 15th, 2015 at 10:55 amTime to lighten things up a bit again with some criminal justice humor.  Hope you enjoy some these jail jokes. Jail Mail A prisoner in jail receives a letter from his wife: “Dear husband, I have decided to plant some lettuce in the back garden. When is […]

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Virginia State Penitentiary in Richmond

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Last updated on February 24th, 2015 at 12:32 pmI thought to write a historical blog about the Virginia State Penitentiary in Richmond, Virginia. Many people in Richmond don’t know that the state pen used to be right here, near downtown Richmond. Quite frankly, in knowing the history of it, it’s not really something most Richmonders […]

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Joe Morrissey of Richmond Virginia Update

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Last updated on May 11th, 2018 at 06:24 pmDuring the last six months, if you’ve paid any attention to the local news in Richmond, the story of Joe Morrissey’s scandal with his 17-year-old receptionist couldn’t be avoided. About a month ago, I posted a fairly detailed blog about it, along with an overview to Morrissey’s […]

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Joe Morrissey of Richmond Virginia

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Last updated on May 11th, 2018 at 06:24 pmWhat seems to be taking up most of the local news is the Joe Morrissey of Richmond, Virginia scandal. Since this what the news of the day is, I thought to understand exactly what happened, where it stands, add some context, then throw in my two cents. […]

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Cameras for Police

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Last updated on December 29th, 2014 at 12:45 pmTechnology continues to change and shape our lives. Technology is like fire, it can be good or it can be bad. A topic that fits this model is the public use of cameras by state and local authorities. It sometimes feels we’re under constant surveillance by authorities; […]

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Car impounded after an arrest – how to get it back

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Last updated on October 31st, 2018 at 11:49 amWas your car impounded after an arrest? You’ll want to get it back as soon as possible, as you’ll be charged storage fees for your car. The longer it remains unclaimed, the more expensive it will be to get it. The process for getting it back varies […]

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Knowing the 4th Amendment May Keep Out of Jail

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Last updated on October 31st, 2018 at 11:31 amI had a recent client who was picked up on a drug charge.  He was pulled over for a routine stop.  His girlfriend was in the passenger seat.  A “friend” was in the backseat.  After the routine part of the stop was over, the officer asked permission […]

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Wanted: Andre Ray Blackwell for Failure to Appear

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Last updated on April 6th, 2014 at 07:35 pm Fugitive: Andre Ray Blackwell for failure to appear in two jurisdictions. Andre Blackwell is currently a fugitive from justice after jumping bond in the jurisdictions of Virginia Beach and the City of Richmond for felony and misdemeanor probation violation offenses. He’s believed to be residing in […]

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Virginia Bail Bond Laws

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Last updated on October 28th, 2018 at 07:38 pmThese are the Virginia bail bond laws as derived from the Virginia state statutes as they pertain to bail bonds, bail bondsman and the profession of bail bonding. As with all professions in the United States, there are certain rules we all live by. As a bail […]

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