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February 2015 Archives

Drug possession convictions can lead to serious penalties

All across the state of Virginia, many people have been arrested for possession of an illegal substance. Both Federal and state laws make it illegal to willfully possess a variety of substances including marijuana, cocaine, LSD, methamphetamine and heroin. Drug manufacturing and distribution can carry strict penalties, and the consequences of drug possession are no laughing matter either.

Domestic violence charges dismissed against NFL's Greg Hardy

A domestic violence conviction in Virginia can lead to life-altering consequences for those accused of such serious crimes. However, many of those accused of these crimes get their charges dismissed for a variety of reasons. Greg Hardy, defensive end for the Carolina Panthers, had recently been charged with domestic violence after an alleged incident involving his ex-girlfriend.

Facts about alcohol and underage drinking in Portsmouth

In Portsmouth and throughout the state, there are concerns about teens and the dangers surrounding minor consumption of alcohol. Teens are often caught in instances of underage drinking. There can be numerous reason for this from peer pressure to simply wanting to partake in behaviors that are, legally, meant for adults. While many don't believe that this is a major legal violation, the penalties can be significant and cause teens problems long after the accusations and conviction.