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June 2016 Archives

What is the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony?

If you have been arrested and charged with a crime, you may be concerned about the potential consequences that await you. The severity of the consequences, as well as how the court system treats your case, will typically depend on which category the crime falls under. Criminal activity falls into one of three categories: infractions, misdemeanors and felonies. Knowing about your criminal charges and preparing a defense against them may lead to a dismissed charge.

Reality star faces felony domestic violence charge

While it appears that the majority of domestic violence charges are filed against men, it is important to remember that both sexes can be charged with domestic violence. Reality TV star Kate Chastain was recently arrested for domestic violence after allegedly choking and biting her girlfriend during a fight. Chastain is the chief stewardess on the yacht crew of the reality show "Below Deck."

High-schooler facing drug charges after fellow student's death

Nowadays, teen deaths involving drugs and alcohol are all too common for those who live in the state of Virginia. One recent case reminds us that giving drugs to someone else could result in serious drug charges, especially if the person dies while taking the drugs.