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August 2018 Archives

Man faces gun crimes after allegedly brandishing it in restaurant

Law enforcement in Manassas and throughout Virginia take gun crimes seriously. When a person is accused of engaging in illegal behaviors with a gun, it is dangerous and can lead to injuries and death. For those who are confronted with allegations of gun crimes, the criminal justice system can assess fines, give them extensive jail time and leave them with a criminal record that can hinder their lives long after the incident. Having help from a law firm that is experienced in assisting with criminal defense is essential to handling the case.

What is an administrative license suspension with DUI offenses?

Virginia law enforcement and legislators are vigilant in their attempt to reduce the frequency of drivers operating their vehicles under the influence and will assess various penalties to those who are convicted of these offenses. Many of the penalties come about after a conviction with the possibility of jail time, steep fines, a driver's license suspension and more. Understanding when various penalties are given and having legal help to lodge a defense is key as some of the punishments happen immediately depending on the situation.

Understanding ignition interlock devices

Virginia motorists understand that driving is a privilege. This means that there are situations where this privilege can be limited or even taken away. When a driver is faced with a drunk driving allegation, this could result in the motorist having restricted abilities to drive if a conviction results. Thus, it is important to understand what these penalties could be, how it could impact the motorist's personal and professional life and what defense options he or she might have.

What defense options are available against a DUI?

Let's face it; getting pulled over by law enforcement is not an enjoyable experience. As soon as a motorist sees the flashing lights in his or her rearview mirror, signaling them to pull over, the driver is likely anxious and worried about his or her fate. No matter the time of day, a driver may be stopped for a suspected drunk driving. If a police officer suspects that a driver is under the influence of alcohol, they will conduct a traffic stop based on his or her driving. However, this stop must be lawful, as this could be used to defend against a drunk driving charge if the driver is faced with a DUI.

Suspicious man in Bristol charged with drug crime

Criminal allegations can stem from a wide variety of situations. A person could be suspected of a crime based on suspicious activities. When law enforcement decides to further investigate a matter, this could result in a person, their property and even a residence being searched. When a search is lawfully conducted, this evidence could be used to charge and convict a suspected offender. However, if an unlawful search occurred, this evidence could be suppressed, helping the accused reduce or dismiss the charges.

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