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December 2014 Archives

What are the consequences of a domestic violence conviction?

Earlier this year, NFL star Ray Rice made news media headlines when he was charged with assault for an altercation with his wife Janay. Ever since, domestic violence has become a hot topic of discussion all across the nation. For those Virginia residents that have been arrested and charged with domestic violence, they don't necessarily know what lies ahead. Learning about domestic violence laws in Virginia could help protect their rights and establish a defense strategy.

Virginia State Crime Commission addresses sexting laws

Many children and teenagers in Virginia have their own cell phones and a number of them have used these devices to send and receive inappropriate photos of themselves and other young people. The act of sexting, or sending sexually suggestive photos via picture message, is fairly widespread according to several studies. A 2014 study from Drexel University showed that more than 50 percent of undergraduate students surveyed sent sexually explicit text messages as minors.

What penalties might flow from a Virginia drug charge?

Virginia residents facing drug charges may be concerned with what penalties they could face if they are found guilty. Being aware of the consequences may help those facing charges choose how to defend themselves. With the proper defense, Virginians accused of drug crimes have a chance to lessen their penalties or have their charges dropped.