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August 2017 Archives

Can a juvenile be arrested in Virginia for making threats?

As another school year is set to begin, it is important for people under the age of 18 to have a grasp of the juvenile law system and how certain allegations can impact their lives. For example, a juvenile might not be aware that making a verbal or physical threat can result in criminal charges. Even if such a threat is made in jest or is done without the person really meaning it, there can be charges and, if convicted, harsh penalties that accompany it. This is true for physical and verbal threats.

What are the penalties for PWID marijuana in Virginia?

Although marijuana is being treated more leniently throughout the U.S., with some states outright legalizing it, it is still against the law in Virginia. A person who is caught with marijuana can face drug possession charges. With these drug offenses, possession with intent to distribute is taken more seriously than simply possessing it. Those who are arrested on these charges should be aware of the penalties they will face in the event of a conviction. Possession with intent to distribute is also referred to under the acronym PWID.

Virginia pastor and school board vice-chairman arrested for DUI

With drunk driving a prevalent problem in Virginia and across the nation, it is no surprise that law enforcement is on the lookout for drivers who might be operating under the influence. A motorist who is stopped on suspicion of drunk driving, investigated, and subsequently arrested on drunk driving charges must be fully aware of his or her rights from start to finish, particularly since these allegations can happen to anyone regardless of their age, job, or station in life. In these instances, a legal defense is vital.

Important points about sexting and related charges in Virginia

Virginia teens are constantly using their smartphones and other devices to communicate. While this can be used for positive means, there are also dangers. Some of these activities can result in being arrested and facing charges related to sexting. Sexting is when explicit images are taken and sent to another person. If juveniles take part in this, it can lead to child pornography charges. The number of teens who are taking part in this activity is rising, and it can have hefty consequences if there are criminal allegations.