FAQ: Custody & Visitation

Brandon Waltrip Divorce & Child Custody

Frequently Asked Questions As a child custody attorney I am frequently asked certain questions by parents beginning a custody dispute. In this blog I want to answer just a few of the most common questions. The other parent and I do not have a custody order or agreement, can I take my child out of state? While there is no …

DUI Charge Against Client Amended to Reckless Driving

Stephen Campbell Criminal Defense, In the Media/Case Results

A client of Waltrip & Campbell, PC, represented by Stephen E. Campbell, Esq., had his Driving Under the Influence charge amended by the Commonwealth’s Attorney as part of a plea agreement in December 2018.  Client was stopped for a traffic infraction and an investigation ensued into whether the driver was intoxicated.  After completing field sobriety tests and taking a preliminary …

DUI Charge Against Client Dropped by Prosecutor

Stephen Campbell Criminal Defense, In the Media/Case Results

A client of Waltrip & Campbell, PC, represented by Stephen E. Campbell, Esq., had his DUI charged dropped by the Commonwealth’s Attorney due to the charge being brought in the improper venue.  Client was involved in a motor vehicle accident and subsequently arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.  The alleged offense took place approximately 960 feet outside of …

Client Found Not Guilty of DUI After Motion to Suppress Arrest Granted

Stephen Campbell Criminal Defense, In the Media/Case Results

A client of Waltrip & Campbell, PC, represented by Stephen E. Campbell, Esq., was found Not Guilty of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol in the Williamsburg-James City County General District Court.  Mr. Campbell’s Client’s vehicle was pulled over in Colonial Williamsburg after failing to stop at a stop sign.  After the police administered a battery of field sobriety tests, …

Client Found Not Guilty of Driving Under the Influence of Drugs

Stephen Campbell Criminal Defense, In the Media/Case Results

A client of Waltrip & Campbell, PC, represented by Stephen E. Campbell, Esq., was found not guilty of Driving Under the Influence of Drugs in the Williamsburg-James City County General District Court after trial in the Fall of 2018. The Court found there was insufficient evidence the client was voluntarily intoxicated/under the influence of self-administered narcotic while operating a motor …

Client’s DUI Charge Dismissed After Motion to Suppress Vehicle Stop Sustained

Stephen Campbell Criminal Defense, In the Media/Case Results

A client of Waltrip & Campbell, PC, represented by Stephen E. Campbell, Esq., had his Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol charge dismissed by the judge in the Williamsburg-James City County General District Court in November, 2017 after the judge granted Mr. Campbell’s Motion to Suppress the stop of Client’s vehicle as unconstitutional.  The defendant was pulled over on Richmond …

When is a child with mental illness competent to stand trial?

Brandon Waltrip Criminal Defense

Below is an article written by Brandon C. Waltrip, Esq. and published in The Virginia Champion, Spring 2018 Issue. The article was titled “Considerations Regarding Juvenile Competency to Stand Trial” and deals with considerations regarding the procedures and law of juvenile competency. If you have a child, charged with a crime, who has serious mental illness’, we hope you will …

The Child Witness: Competency to Testify

Brandon Waltrip Criminal Defense

    The following article examines the child witness in a criminal case and the law surrounding the competency for that child witness to testify. The article was authored by attorney Brandon C. Waltrip, and published in The Virginia Champion, Winter 2018 edition. There are specifics regarding a child witness’s competency to testify and what a court must consider in …

Can my Child Be Tried as an Adult?

Brandon Waltrip Criminal Defense

When a child is charged with a serious crime a parent’s first thought is usually whether or not their child can, or will be treated as an adult. Having represented juveniles in crimes ranging from simple possession of alcohol to robbery, malicious wounding, and even rape, it is a serious question to consider if your own child has been charged …

The Reality of Expungement of Police and Court Records in Virginia

Stephen Campbell Criminal Defense

Criminal convictions, arrests, and even police investigations can have wide-ranging collateral consequences on an individual.  Records relating to such events can prevent advancement in one’s career or even getting your career started. Virginia has enacted a law that allows for the expungement of police and court records under certain circumstances.  Virginia allows for any person who is charged with a …