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May 2017 Archives

Man accused of committing homicide in Virginia back in 2014

A person accused of homicide back in July 2014 has recently been apprehended by police. The first incident first took place on an early morning in July 2014, when police responded to a report of shots being fired in the area. When police arrived at West Queen Street in Hampton, Virginia, they found a 25-year-old person suffering from life-threatening gunshot wounds. Later in the same area, they found a man on the sidewalk of North Back River Road dead.

Man killed following alleged robbery in Norfolk

An alleged robbery gone awry in Norfolk, Virginia, has left a 48-year-old man dead, according to authorities. Police responded to the scene of the man's house on Dungee Street in Norfolk where they found the man with serious injuries. He was immediately transported to Sentrara Norfolk General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

How drug manufacturing is determined

In order for law officials in Virginia to determine that you are manufacturing drugs, they must first catch you in possession of the drugs or equipment to manufacture, and prove that there is an intent to manufacture or cultivate the drugs. This means that owning marijuana seeds or possessing a high quantity of pseudoephedrine, which is used in the production of methamphetamine, may not be enough; they may also need proof such as laboratory equipment to prove that you had an intent to manufacture the drugs as well.

What you need to know before entering the juvenile law system

Portsmouth residents may be interested to hear that prior to the age of six or seven, the courts believe that children are not mature enough to understand the difference between right and wrong; they call this "dolci incapax." They also believe that when they do things, even something illegal, it is not done with criminal intent, or "mens rea." As such, in a majority of cases children at that age or younger are protected against criminal charges or prosecution.