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July 2015 Archives

Legal representation could help in defense against drug charges

What starts out as a run of the mill traffic stop could quickly turn into being charged with a drug crime. If police find illegal drugs of any kind in your vehicle, you may be facing some serious consequences. If you are found with any drug other than marijuana that is an automatic felony in the state of Virginia. Marijuana possession can also turn into a felony depending on the amount of drugs you have.

Virginia Beach City Treasurer found not guilty of DWI

Facing criminal charges can be overwhelming, especially when those charges can lead to serious penalties. Each year, numerous Virginia residents are charged with DUI or DWI; however, not all are convicted. Making a defense against drunk driving charges could help driver accused of this offense avoid serious penalties and consequences.

Titans' wide receiver faces felony charge in Virginia Beach

When facing a felony charge, you may be overwhelmed with the consequences that potentially await you. Felonies are considered to be the most serious class of offense in all states. Typically, a felony conviction could result in a fine and over one year of prison time. In many cases, first-time offenders may receive a less severe punishment than someone who has multiple offenses under his or her belt. In addition to legal consequences, a felony conviction could negatively impact the livelihood and reputation the convicted has in the community.

What are the elements of a DUI offense?

It's no secret that law enforcement officials have cracked down on drunk driving all across the United States. With the hundreds of serious injuries and fatalities that occur each year in drunk driving accidents, this increased enforcement is clearly necessary. When a Virginia driver is pulled over for drunk driving, there are certain elements that need to be proven in order for the driver to be charged with a DUI and be convicted.

Virginia bus driver charged with driving under the influence

Many people associate DUI arrests with devastating car accidents resulting in serious injuries. However, it is important to know that even if there was no accident, you can still be arrested and charged with a DUI. One Virginia Beach bus driver learned this firsthand recently.Earlier this month, the 60-year-old driver was pulled over by police and charged with driving under the influence of drugs. The driver was behind the wheel of a Transquest bus, a privately owned school bus. The driver was transporting students ages five through 12 from Norfolk Academy at the time of the accident.