Home   |   About Us   |   Advocacy Testimonials   |   Legal Blog                                                                   

  • Login
Subscribe to feed Latest Entries

Child Pornography

Posted by Lavonda
Lavonda
Lavonda Graham-Williams
User is currently offline
on Tuesday, 13 December 2011
in Child Pornography

Sexting as Child Pornography - Your First Step is Vitally

Important

There was a recent article in the Washington Post noting that the act of taking nude or illicit pictures of individuals under 18 (even yourself) by anyone of any age (again, even yourself) and emailing/texting those photos, aka Sexting, was actually down amongst teens across that nation. The number of arrest of teens for this all to common act is still staggering, nonetheless. As a defense attorney in this area the one thing I am keenly aware of when faced with a Sexting charge is that it is likened to the offense of Child Pornography and can have devastating results if not handled with care from the very beginning. The article sites a number of examples:
“…one case involved a 10-year-old boy who sent a cellphone picture of his genitals to an 11-year-old classmate “to gross her out.” The girl’s mother called police; the boy cried when questioned by police, who concluded he didn’t understand the magnitude of his actions and left the matter to his parents.

Another involved a 16-year-old girl who said she accidentally posted a nude photo of herself on a social networking site. A 16-year-old boy at her school found the photo and distributed it to 100 people when she refused his demand to send him more nude pictures. He was charged with a felony…”

These cases require an experienced, knowledgeable and sensitive approach. Any missteps could lead to disastrous results. Before you talk to law enforcement or attend any proceedings in school or in court, contact the Law Offices of Lavonda N. Graham-Williams at 703-930-6712 for a free and confidential consultation.

Tags: Untagged
Hits: 3176 0 Comments
Rate this blog entry

Reckless Driving

Posted by Lavonda
Lavonda
Lavonda Graham-Williams
User is currently offline
on Monday, 16 January 2012
in Reckless Driving

Traffic Offenses Can Result in Jail or Loss of Licence in

Virginia - Don't Take Your Abitlity to Drive for Granted

How can I ruin thee, let me count the ways. The Commonwealth of Virgina literally has over a dozen ways to take away your ability to drive in their state—not to mention assessing fines and even JAIL time for what may appear to be simple traffic speeding ticket. Noted below are the different types of Reckless Driving citations allowable in the state and the number of years it stays on your driving record.

Reckless Driving

  • Reckless driving – speeding in excess of 80 mph (11 years)
  • Reckless driving – speeding 20 mph or more above the posted speed limit (11 years)
  • Reckless driving – racing (11 years)
  • Reckless driving – passing or overtaking an emergency vehicle (11 years)
  • Reckless driving – passing a school bus (11 years)
  • Reckless driving – passing on the crest of a hill (11 years)
  • Reckless driving – passing at a railroad crossing (11 years)
  • Reckless driving – passing two vehicles abreast (11 years)
  • Reckless driving – driving two vehicles abreast (11 years)
  • Reckless driving – driving too fast for conditions (11 years)
  • Reckless driving – failing to give a proper signal (11 years)
  • Reckless driving – faulty brakes/improper control (11 years)
  • Reckless driving – on parking lots, etc. (11 years)
  • Reckless driving – with an obstructed view (11 years)
  • Reckless driving – generally (11 years)
  • Speeding 20 mph or more above the posted speed limit (5 years)

If you have been issued a ticket for a traffic offense such as this, please do not hesitate to contact the Law Office of Lavonda N. Graham-Williams, Esq. today for a free and confidential consultation at 703-930-6712.

Tags: Untagged
Hits: 2711 0 Comments
Rate this blog entry

Identity Theft

Posted by Lavonda
Lavonda
Lavonda Graham-Williams
User is currently offline
on Saturday, 02 July 2011
in Identity Theft

Identity Theft Rings

Two Maryland men are charged with running an identity theft ring in Alexandria’s Federal Court. These men are charged with obtaining credit card numbers from various restaurant patrons to make purchases and obtain cash. This ring has allegedly targeted more than 250 people in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area from January to June 2010. No matter how far into a criminal matter you are, competent and knowledgeable legal representation is critical. Take the time to today to protect your rights and the rights of the ones you love.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a theft crime, you need experienced and compassionate advocates to fight for you. Contact the Law Offices of Lavonda Graham-Williams today for your free consultation at 703-930-6712.

Tags: Untagged
Hits: 2558 0 Comments
Rate this blog entry

Sexting

Posted by Lavonda
Lavonda
Lavonda Graham-Williams
User is currently offline
on Tuesday, 13 December 2011
in Sexting

Sexting as Child Pornography - Your First Step is Vitally

Important

There was a recent article in the Washington Post noting that the act of taking nude or illicit pictures of individuals under 18 (even yourself)by anyone of any age (again, even yourself) and emailing/texting those photos, aka Sexting, was actually down amongst teens across that nation. The number of arrest of teens for this all to common act is still staggering, nonetheless. As a defense attorney in this area the one thing I am keenly aware of when faced with a Sexting charge is that it is likened to the offense of Child Pornography and can have devastating results if not handled with care from the very beginning. The article sites a number of examples:
“…one case involved a 10-year-old boy who sent a cellphone picture of his genitals to an 11-year-old classmate “to gross her out.” The girl’s mother called police; the boy cried when questioned by police, who concluded he didn’t understand the magnitude of his actions and left the matter to his parents.

Another involved a 16-year-old girl who said she accidentally posted a nude photo of herself on a social networking site. A 16-year-old boy at her school found the photo and distributed it to 100 people when she refused his demand to send him more nude pictures. He was charged with a felony…”

These cases require an experienced, knowledgeable and sensitive approach. Any missteps could lead to disastrous results. Before you talk to law enforcement or attend any proceedings in school or in court, contact the Law Offices of Lavonda N. Graham-Williams at 703-930-6712 for a free and confidential consultation.

Tags: Untagged
Hits: 2419 0 Comments
Rate this blog entry

O:703.518.4328 | C: 703.930.6712 | F: 703.518.4329 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The information on this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. Please contact us for a free consultation to obtain pertinent legal advice about your own specific situation. © Copyright 2013 Law Office of Lavonda N. Graham-Williams, Esq