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Charlottesville is home to both the Dave Matthews Band and a sizable Indie Music scene. It is best known for being the home of Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, Edgar Allan Poe, and William Faulkner. Tourists visit from around the world to see the collection of historic buildings and Americana memorabilia associated with the historical nature of the city.
Charlottesville is a standout city that is home to some very knowledgeable lawyers. Lawyers in Charlottesville take a broad mixture of cases like bankruptcy, child support, automobile injury, real property, and DUI cases.
Recently in Charlottesville, Patrick Shermorry was turned in by a friend after attempting to employ his help with killing his wife. Shermorry’s friend, known as Witness One, taped the conversation and turned it into federal agents fearing the worst. Shermorry pleaded guilty on one count of attempted murder and faces 10 years in prison in addition to a $250,000 fine.
If you have a case to file in Charlottesville, you will probably be filing with the Albemarle County District Court or the Albemarle Circuit Court. Virginia District Courts are exclusively responsible for juvenile, traffic infractions, DWI/DUI, and small claims cases that do not exceed $4,500. The circuit court level is the highest level trial court with which you may file in the State of Virginia and is responsible for hearing many different kinds of cases including domestic relations, criminal, probate, and civil cases among others.
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