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August 2016 Archives

When can an officer search my property?

If there is suspicion of illegal drug possession or distribution, officers may want to search your property to find evidence that will help their case. However, they cannot just conduct searches whenever they want to. The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects citizens from unreasonable searches and seizures in places where a legitimate expectation of privacy exists. Your potential drug possession conviction may rest on whether you were the victim of an illegal search and seizure.

Defending juveniles facing criminal charges

Very few things are as difficult as facing criminal charges as a minor. With the child's future hanging in the balance, the entire family may feel overwhelmed by the potential consequences. No matter what your child is dealing with, establishing a solid criminal defense may be all it takes to get the charges dropped.

Virginia law enforcement works to reduce drugged driving

With the legalization of recreational marijuana use in some states, some researchers believe that there have been twice as many fatal pot-related accidents in those states. Virginia authorities have noted that some drivers believe that smoking marijuana before getting behind the wheel helps them drive better. As a result, more and more Virginia drivers are facing DUI arrests for driving while high.