ANNOUNCEMENT: Norton Pelt, PLC is relocating! As of 5/2/2022, you can find us at 1103 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401. To give you an idea of what to look for, we are moving into a historical home within walking distance of the Fredericksburg Courthouse. Our phone and fax remain the same. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Understanding the Difference Between a Felony and a Misdemeanor in Virginia

If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime in the Commonwealth of Virginia, you are undoubtedly worried about what the future may hold. One of the most important things that you’ll need to learn after being charged is whether you are being charged with a misdemeanor or a felony. These are the two main classes of criminal offenses (they are each further broken down), with the felony being for more serious Read More

Overview of Virginia Drug Schedules and Penalties

The penalties for drug charges in Virginia vary wildly based on the type of drug in question, whether or not there was intent to sell or distribute, and any previous charges leveled against a defendant. To differentiate between different types of drugs, the state has outlined six classifications, or schedules, that substances will fall into. The lower the schedule number, the more serious the charge. Here is an Read More

Ready to File for Divorce? What You Need to Do in Virginia

Deciding to file for divorce is a huge deal that must be taken very seriously. Once you have made that decision, however, it is equally important to make sure you handle it correctly. The events leading up to the actual divorce can have a big impact on how long the process will take, and even the outcome. Fortunately, as long as you follow the proper steps and get the necessary legal help, the divorce process in Read More