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 properly send a letter threatening criminal and civil action against a trespasser, as long as the letter is designed to stop the trespassing rather than gain an advantage in a civil matter (the lawyer provided such assurances in a letter to the Bar).

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn