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March 2017 Archives

Sailor in Virginia charged with rape

Social media has changed the way many people live their lives. Many users stay in contact with friends and family, conduct business and meet new people through websites such as Facebook. However, police in Virginia argue that a 27-year-old sailor used the platform to conduct a sexual relationship with a girl under the age of 13. He is now accused of rape.

Weapons crimes: Man arrested after daughter shot

Parents have a difficult job. They are often tasked with making decisions that could ultimately impact their ability to parent their children. Unfortunately, one man is accused of weapons crimes, among others, after Virginia police say he failed to take his daughter to the hospital after she was accidentally shot.

Virginia man faces criminal charge in wife's death

What goes on behind the closed doors of a family home is often a mystery. In some cases, a family may present an entirely different picture to the world than the reality of the relationship within their home. Regardless, relatively few families in Virginia experience any form of domestic violence. However, one man now faces a criminal charge following the death of his wife.

Man accused of sexual assault, other criminal charges in Virginia

The human mind is a complicated, amazing organ. Unfortunately, it can also be unreliable, at times. In times of extreme stress, a person's memory may become less than reliable, making it difficult for victims to recall certain details of alleged attack, for example. As a result, prosecutors must ensure that there is sufficient evidence to prove guilt in cases involving allegations of sexual assault and other crimes beyond an identification made by a victim.

DUI charge filed following fatal Virginia crash

A car accident can happen at any time of day for a variety of reasons. However, it may be easier to make certain assumptions about the cause of an accident when it occurs at a certain time of day. While understandable, these assumptions can result in criminal charges not supported by evidence. For example, it is unclear what evidence supports a DUI charge recently filed against a Virginia man.

Criminal charge filed in Virginia following incident with police

When a person is accused of a crime in Virginia, he or she must often make difficult decisions. Because these decisions may require a great deal of legal knowledge, the average person may be unprepared to make them. One man may be unsure about the best course of action now that he faces a criminal charge of attempted murder.

Virginia Beach man accused of rape, other crimes

When a person is accused of a crime, the future is suddenly less clear. Because of a lack of familiarity of the criminal justice system, the accused individual may not know what to expect as he or she navigates through it. One Virginia Beach man may be experiencing this uncertainty after he was charged with rape and other charges.

Virginia man faces DUI charge after accident

There are many signs that a person is under the influence of alcohol. However, these signs could also be indicators of other issues, such as a medical condition. Unfortunately, police officers in Virginia may automatically assume that alcohol is the underlying cause of certain behaviors, rather than ruling out other possibilities. One man now faces a DUI charge, among others, after an off-duty police officer claims that he witnessed an accident.