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Possible defenses for drunk driving charges

As with other criminal charges, drunk driving crimes can often be challenged through different defense strategies. In Virginia, there are a variety of defenses that may help individuals facing DUI, DWI and other drunk driving charges to either mitigate or eliminate their outstanding legal matters. This post will touch on several possible defenses that individuals may use to face drunk driving charges, but readers are asked to discuss appropriate defense strategies for their cases with their criminal defense lawyers.

The right approach to a contentious divorce

No one expects that their marriage will end in divorce, but, unfortunately, many marital unions in Virginia wind up meeting their ends in the courts of the Commonwealth. It is not uncommon for some couples to simply grow apart and mutually agree that the partners would be better off without each other in their lives. These amicable divorces can have their own complications, but may proceed without the overwhelming stresses that contentious divorces deliver.

The types of custody available to parents in Virginia

The Virginia Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts are responsible for handling family law matters, such as child custody. Whether related to a divorce or initiated after a separation, child custody can be a contentious area of the law. Parents in Virginia have two types of custody that they may lobby for when a district court has the power to decide such matters for a child.

Two sides to an alleged homicide will be heard at trial

In 2007, a mother of three in Virginia disappeared and was not found until six weeks later. Her body was discovered in a park and after evaluation medical examiners determined that she died from a combination of drugs and alcohol in her system and that she had suffered blunt force trauma to her head. Law enforcement officials later charged her boyfriend with first-degree murder. The boyfriend claims that the woman died from an accidental overdose.

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