Sick leave employment benefits may be available to you during Coronavirus Pandemic. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Caronavirus or you are unable to care for your children and work at the same time as a result of school children being home, you may be entitled to paid sick leave, even if your employment contract does have any paid sick leave.
Evictions During Coronavirus Pandemic
If you find yourself in a bind financially during Coronavirus and you are worried about rent, now is the time to contact your landlord. Evictions during Coronavirus pandemic are not allowed. While it is true that your landlord cannot evict you while the courts are closed, they can seek more damages after the courts open back up. That is why it is important to work with your landlord now on a peaceful resolution rather than waiting until later.
Advance Medical Directive During Coronavirus
Do you have an advance medical directive? What will happen to you if you are unconscious? What If you are put on a ventilator or need invasive surgery and cannot consent? The answer will lie with your “Next of Kin” who will be consulted on all matters other than resuscitation or to be taken off a ventilator if the hospital decides to use your bed for someone else.
Wills and Probate
If you are reading this article, either you or a loved one is trying to prepare for the future. The process of drafting a will is not complex, rather it is a formula that most attorneys can follow. Drafting a will is simply putting down your wishes and directions on paper similar to drafting a contract. However, probating a Will is complicated and can lead to many disputes. If you need to probate or contest a will in Virginia please find a lawyer who can help you with wills and probate.
Drunk driving in Virginia?
For most people, we imagine a drunk driver to have habitual problems with alcohol and to be irresponsible. However, for many, drunk driving is the result of unintentional poor planning. We have all been asked by that friend or special someone to stay for just one more drink. The problem is that that one more drink, whether you know it or not, will kick in on your way home and teeter your blood alcohol level above .08. So here is a complete guide for what you need to know about drunk driving in Virginia.
Arrested for Trespassing in Virginia?
Wrong place or wrong time? Doesn’t matter. Trespassing in Virginia is a class one misdemeanor. If you get charged, you could be facing up to a year in prison and or a $2,500.00 fine. So, what is trespassing? Are you guilty? Find out what you should do if you get arrested for trespassing in Virginia.
Should I Go to Court?
If you have an interaction with the police that ends in a citation, ticket, or arrest, then you likely will have a date in the courthouse at a future date. Whether you have an attorney or not, you should know whether you are actually expected to appear in court or whether you can skip it.
Can I get a Green Card from my Boss?
If you were wondering if an employer can sponsor you for a green card, the answer is yes! If your boss is willing to go through the necessary process of labor certification, then they will be able to apply for a green card for you. What can you do to get this process started? Nothing! This process requires no work or filing from you but it may help to know the general process. So here is a handy guide for how can get a green card from your boss.
Introducing the Newest Member of the Mughal Law Firm Team
We are proud to introduce the newest member of the Mughal Law Firm team, Mario La Tona. Attorney La Tona is a bright and ambitious lawyer who is dedicated to our client’s success. As an intern, he worked diligently on our client’s immigration cases and managed our client’s criminal and traffic cases. He is now ready to serve our clients with the guidance and training he received from Attorney Mughal.
Arrested for Shoplifting in Virginia?
Whether it is a misunderstanding, for necessity, or intentional, removing any product from a store without paying is a crime in Virginia and some store personnel take it VERY seriously. They will try to scare you into confessing in a small room with a security guard and try to search your possessions. In situations like this, you need to know your rights and know what to do if you are arrested for shoplifting in Virginia.