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July 2017 Archives

Driver faces felony DUI charges after crash kills off-duty cop

When there is a car accident in Virginia, the law enforcement investigation will include checking to see if it was due to driving under the influence. If an officer does suspect that a driver was under the influence, he or she could face drunk driving charges. Even worse yet, when there are injuries and fatalities in the accident, a felony DUI charge could result. For those who are placed under arrest after an alleged DUI crash, it must be understood that there is a litany of penalties in the event of a conviction. Regardless of the situation, everyone has the right to a strong defense and it is vital to have one from the start of the case.

Crimes and penalties for juvenile vandalism and property damage

During the summer in Virginia and throughout the year, it is not unusual for juveniles to get into various forms of mischief. In some instances, that can rise to the level of accusations of having committed criminal acts for which there are a variety of penalties. Allegations of destroying property can be lodged against juveniles. Understanding these crimes and what they entail is vital to formulating a strong defense.

Understanding drug charges linked to selling drug paraphernalia

Virginians arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia or selling these items must understand what these are and the consequences. Drug offenses are diverse, and there are many allegations that can arise from them. If, for example, a person is selling and distributing drugs, it is different from a person who is caught in possession of illegal drugs for his or her own use. Still, there are penalties related with all drug crimes and a defense is vital regardless of its details.

Man faces felony drunk driving charges after passenger death

Facing charges related to driving under the influence in Portsmouth and throughout Virginia will create fear and trepidation for anyone. This is worse when another person suffers injuries or is killed and those charges are increased to felony DUI. In the immediate aftermath of the arrest, the person will undoubtedly feel as if the world is closing in on them and their problems will result in their lives being changed forever. Regardless of the circumstances of the drunk driving charges, it is vital that legal help is sought immediately.