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July 2014 Archives

Former NFL player charged with assault

Domestic violence has become an unfortunate part of households all across the country. Former NFL player, Fred Davis, recently turned himself into police after an arrest warrant was issued charging him with assault. Davis was suspended from the NFL in February for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. He was also charged with a DUI in Virginia earlier this year, but the charges were dismissed.

Fatal crash in Virginia Beach results in DUI charge

Driving a motor vehicle in Virginia can present some issues. These usually come in the form of an automobile accident, but they could also involve more serious problems. In some cases, officers might suspect that alcohol was a factor and will ask a driver to submit to various tests such as a field sobriety test or blood alcohol test. Depending on the results of these tests, a driver could face a DUI. Although the authorities may use these tests to charge the driver, these same tests could also be used by the accused in their defense against the drunk driving charge.

Two Virginia men face drug possession charges

People who are found to be in possession of certain illegal controlled substances, such as marijuana, cocaine and heroin can face serious consequences. Drug possession laws vary, but, in general, prosecutors must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant was knowingly in possession of the drug and knew that the drug was a controlled substance.

Virginia teen faces child pornography charges after 'sexting'

Teenagers don't tend to think about the consequences of their actions, and that lack of thought may come back to haunt them later on. One Virginia teen may be facing some long-term consequences after he was allegedly caught sexting in January with his 15-year-old girlfriend at the time. The 17-year-old is now facing two felony charges, manufacturing and distributing child pornography.

Virginia DUI charges will be prosecuted more than ever

As it stands now, many arresting officers in Virginia handle first offense DUI charges on their own without the involvement of prosecutors. This can make things difficult for law enforcement officers who have to testify and go up against defense attorneys trained to argue DUI laws. In the near future however, Virginia Beach residents facing drunk driving charges will have even more reason to come up with a solid defense. Starting June 30, the Virginia Beach Commenwealth Attorney's office will prosecute all DUI charges. This means that even first-time offenders will be facing serious consequences.