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July 2013 Archives

Local MADD members not sold on lowering BAC to 0.05 percent

Current Virginia law aimed at controlling drinking and driving is already pretty strict. Even a first offense conviction for driving under the influence can result in penalties that can have a negative impact across the defendant's whole life; at work, at school and financially.

Activist expects Second Amendment defense against weapons charge

The right to bear arms is enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. The Second Amendment says that "the right of the people to keep and bear Arms (sic), shall not be infringed." That does not mean there are no restrictions on when a person can carry a weapon. There are plenty. Virginia and each other state have their own laws and there are federal laws, as well.

Dropped charge relief follows months of anxiety for UVA student

That the wheels of justice turn slowly is no secret. Those of us who work in the legal system, whether in Virginia or elsewhere, know well that the process can be slow. The notion of swift justice is sometimes more of a concept than reality.

Virginia Beach stabbing victim facing violent crimes charges

Anytime a person is taken into custody and charged with a criminal offense there is likely to be a sense of life out of control. The legal system is a complex one and recovering some sense of control tends to come with a clear understanding of all the issues being faced and options available. Whether the circumstances involve minor charges or allegations of violent crime, it is best to consult with an experienced attorney for the protection of your rights.

4 Virginia Beach-area adults face serious drug charges

Friday, June 21, proved to be a busy day for authorities in the Chesapeake and Virginia Beach areas. Police confirm the arrests of four people on drug charges involving suspected methamphetamine, synthetic narcotics, heroin and cocaine. The arrests took place at two different sites. Police say despite the proximity of the actions, they are not believed to be related.