These summaries were prepared by McGuireWoods LLP lawyer Thomas E. Spahn. They are based on the letter opinions issued by the Virginia State Bar. Any editorial comments reflect Mr. Spahn's current personal views, and not the opinions of the Virginia State Bar, McGuireWoods or its clients. 
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35-Threatening Criminal and Disciplinary Action

A lawyer may threaten a child support obligor with business/professional license suspension proceedings under Virginia law to induce the obligor to pay delinquent child support, because the suspension proceedings are administrative rather than criminal.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn