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January 2015 Archives

Driving drunk and the consequences that come with it

When a driver gets behind the wheel, they may not be aware of the consequences that await them if they are found guilty of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. In Virginia, first time offenders will have their driver's licenses revoked for one year and face a minimum of $250 in fines. Future offenses, especially those within ten years of a prior offense, carry even more serious penalties. Drivers could face jail time as early as their second conviction.

Virginia men face drug manufacturing charges

Virginia residents can face charges for a variety of drug related crimes. From drug possession to drug manufacturing, these drug charges can lead to serious consequences. Two men are now facing drug charges after police discovered a possible meth lab in a Virginia Beach home.

Sailors involved in Virginia bar fight; charges dismissed

Being charged with a crime can be one of the most difficult things a person has to go through. Many Virginia residents are under the impression that merely being charged with a crime will have a major negative impact on their lives. However, this is not necessarily true. Many people facing charges have their charges dropped for a variety of reasons. With a dismissed charge, the accused person may be free to go back to their life without a criminal conviction. Two sailors, for example, were facing simple assault charges after a bar fight in Virginia Beach last October. However, the charges were recently dropped by the Virginia Beach Commonwealth's Attorney.

Defending against DUI charges may prove to be successful

Authorities have been cracking down on drunk driving all across the country. Virginia police officers are pulling drivers over everyday under suspicions of driving under the influence. If you get pulled over and charged with a DUI, you may not be sure what steps to take to ensure that your interests and rights are protected.