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May 2019 Archives

Man faces drunk driving charges after driving in opposite lanes

Drunk driving and other DUI allegations are treated seriously in Virginia. Law enforcement and legislators see drunk driving as a significant danger to peoples' health and safety. With that, they are vigilant in trying to stop drivers who are exhibiting signs of being under the influence while on the road. This results in traffic stops, investigations and arrests. For those facing these charges, it is important to understand the potential consequences.

What if you are charged with hit-and-run after a car crash?

After an auto accident in Virginia, drivers are expected to stop their vehicle and stay at the scene. If they do not, they can face a variety of criminal charges. This is especially true if the accident led to injury, death or damage to property. While it is somewhat understandable that a driver might have been frightened after a car crash, it is a mistake to flee. Still, when drivers do make this mistake, it is imperative to understand what the law and the potential penalties if there is a conviction.

Criminal defense is crucial with violent crime allegations

Facing criminal allegations in Virginia can have a dramatic and long-lasting impact on a person's life. When the charges are for assault or other violent acts, those who are dealing with criminal accusations and the possible penalties will undoubtedly be fearful and have concerns as to what the future holds. There is a stigma with violent crimes and people who have a conviction on their record should think about how the situation can harm them not just personally, but professionally as well.

What are the penalties for gun crimes related to "brandishing"?

Gun crimes are treated with a growing seriousness in Virginia and across the nation. Although the Commonwealth takes pride in giving residents the freedom with guns as they are intended, there are still acts with weapons that can lead to criminal allegations. A person does not necessarily need to use a gun to be charged with criminal violations. If there are claims that a person pointed, held or "brandished" the firearm, or an object that appeared to be a firearm, there could be criminal charges and accompanying penalties.

Man arrested for drug crimes and assault on law enforcement

People who are accused of selling, distributing or trafficking in drugs will face arrest and the harshest penalties, but those who are charged with drug possession can also be arrested and convicted. Frequently, the circumstances will result in other charges that can result in severe consequences as well. After a drug-related arrest and when there are other criminal allegations, having a criminal defense strategy is imperative.

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