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January 2016 Archives

Legislators plan to reform Virginia's juvenile justice system

According to state legislators, the juvenile justice system in Virginia needs some major improvement. Gov. Terry McAuliffe's administration is working on a plan to reduce the number of juveniles in Virginia's aging juvenile justice facilities and keep juveniles closer to home by keeping them in local lockup instead.

Driving drunk in Virginia

Driving drunk in Virginia can have serious consequences, regardless of how many prior offenses you have. However, penalties will vary based on the circumstances of your case. It is helpful to know what a DUI is and what you may be facing if you are charged with one.

Bill Cosby charged with sexual assault

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby was in the news a lot in 2015 for unfortunate reasons. Cosby was accused of sexual assault by over 50 women, in incidents dating back to the 1960s. However, as with most crimes, a statute of limitations sets deadlines for the prosecution of these crimes. Having a statute of limitations helps protect the accused from decaying evidence and faded memories. Formulating a criminal defense in these cases can be difficult.