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October 2015 Archives

It is possible to beat a DUI charge

If you have been accused of drunk driving you may feel that it is inevitable that you will be convicted and face penalties. While there are situations in which this is the outcome, it is not a foregone conclusion. It is possible to mount a successful defense against a DUI charge. The best approach to take in the defense will depend upon the specifics of your case.

Governor's order changes gun laws in Virginia

Weapons crimes are one of many that residents of Virginia could find they are facing. As is the case with many criminal activities, it is possible that someone could be doing something against the law involving a gun without even realizing it. This could be due to a variety of factors including the accused being unaware of what the laws are. Early this month, the governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, announced changes to the state’s gun laws via an executive order.  

Failure of police to follow rules may lead to dismissal of charge

Most people assume that when they call police for help, they will receive it. They do not think that they themselves will be arrested and accused of breaking the law. Despite this assumption, earlier this fall a Virginia Beach man found himself in this very position.

Mental health defense may be appropriate in some cases

The widespread use of the internet has changed the lives of people around the world. While it can be a useful tool to get people out of difficult situations, it can also lead people into situations they might otherwise not be in. A 20-year-old woman Virginia Beach woman learned this the hard way.