Divorce Records Of Fairfax County

Fairfax county is located in Northern Virginia in the United States. As of April 2008, it had an estimated population of 1,015,302. It is surrounded by many counties such as Arlington, Loudoun and Prince William and by independent cities such as Falls Church and Alexandria. The Bureau of Economic Analysis combines the Fairfax County with the city of Falls Church for statistical purposes. Various communities and developments surrounding Fairfax have a Fairfax postal mailing address.

Divorce records are a part of public records and can be easily accessed by the general public. Fairfax County Divorce Records are a decree and contain all the information associated with the divorce proceedings that have taken place in Fairfax.

Virginia Department of Health and Virginia’s Office Of Vital Records is responsible for maintaining the marriage and divorce certificates. The department furnishes certified marriage/divorce certificates for people married in the Commonwealth of Virginia post 6/1912. In Virginia, the state in which Fairfax is located, divorce records become public information 50 years after the date of event. To obtain the desired information from the Office of vital records, you don’t need to have any referrals. You can visit the office during office hours on Monday-Friday between 8am-4.45pm and Saturday 8am-noon.

To obtain Fairfax County Divorce Records, you’ll need to fill a form providing certain details. You can get the request form online by visiting the official website. You can also mail your requests to Office of Vital Records and Health Statistics, P.O. Box 1000 Richmond, VA 23218-1000.

Irrespective of the request method, you’ll need to provide following information to process your request: name, date of divorce, place of divorce, your relationship with the person whose divorce records you wish to obtain, purpose of your request and your telephone number, to obtain Fairfax County Divorce Records.

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Loudoun County Speeding Traffic Violation Virginia Code 46.2-878 46.2-870

May 8, 2007, Decided

Kleptach recorded Thomas K. Plofchan, Jr.’s speed at sixty-seven miles per hour and initiated a traffic stop.  He issued Plofchan a summons charging him with a violation of Code § 46.2-878.  Plofchan was charged with violating Code § 46.2-878.  Following a bench trial, the Circuit Court of Loudoun County (Virginia) convicted him of speeding in violation of Va. Code Ann. § 46.2-870.  Defendant appealed.  On appeal he contends the trial court erred when it failed to grant his motion to strike because there can be no lesser included offenses of a traffic violation.

The issue to be decided here is whether traffic infractions are treated like criminal offenses and other charges and can one be construed as a lesser-included offense of another.

A traffic infraction, while not criminal in nature, is a violation of law punishable as provided in § 46.2-113, which is neither a felony nor a misdemeanor, Code § 46.2-100.  As such, traffic infractions are punishable by a fine of not more than that provided for a Class 4 misdemeanor under § 18.2-11.  Code § 46.2-113.  Additionally, under Code § 46.2-937, for purposes of arrest, traffic infractions shall be treated as misdemeanors.  Thus, for certain purposes, traffic infractions are treated like criminal offenses and other charges and nothing precludes one being a lesser-included offense of another.

Plofchan also asserts that for an offense to be lesser included of another, it must be of lesser magnitude of the other.  However, whether one offense is a lesser included offense of the other depends upon whether the elements of the greater offense necessarily include all elements of the lesser.  A lesser included offense is an offense which is composed entirely of elements that are also elements of the greater offense.  An offense is not a lesser included offense of another if each offense contains an element that the other does not.  Contrary to Plofchan’s assertion, there is no requirement that a lesser-included offense be of a lower grade or carry a different potential penalty than the greater offense.  The potential punishment accorded each offense is immaterial to the determination of whether one offense is a lesser-included offense of another.

The judgment of the trial court was affirmed.


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