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June 2015
A Hanover County, Virginia man was sentenced to a 12-year prison sentence for a 2013 DUI crash that led to the death of a 74-year old woman. Donald Johnston had been drinking heavily and decided to leave his house to get Tylenol and Gatorade. While driving, he left the road and traveled 150 feet across...
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In the age of the Internet, urban myths are created and spread constantly. DUI is a very real social problem so it is naturally the subject of a number of these myths. Just like playing telephone, once these myths get started they spread like wildfire and misperceptions become part of our social knowledge. It dangerous...
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You have heard of the tragedies that can result from drinking and driving. Thousands of people every year are killed by drunk drivers and lives are torn apart. It is undoubtedly a tragedy when this occurs. Virginia has serious penalties for DUI and even more serious repercussions when someone is injured or killed in a...
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There are many factors that contribute to whether a person charged with DUI is convicted or acquitted. Some of them are well known such as the results of chemical tests, the testimony and observations of the arresting officer, and the physical condition of the accused at the time they were pulled over and arrested. There...
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Family abuse is the term under Virginia law for domestic violence. In this type of case, one family member (or household member) is accused of violence against another member of the household. Situations involving family violence are often made complex by family dynamics and living situations and the stresses they sometimes create. Furthermore, these cases...
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A family abuse charge (known as domestic violence in many other jurisdictions) in Virginia is serious business. It is a Class 1 misdemeanor and can potentially result in jail time. There are circumstances, however, in which the legal process can be seen as giving a person who has been charged with family abuse a second...
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You hear the term “due process” thrown about frequently. Often, it is in the context of criminal convictions being overturned on appeal because the police denied someone’s due process rights. Typically, this type of due process is referred to as substantive due process. There is another type of due process, known as procedural due process....
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It is well known that DUI is a serious crime in Virginia. You can face a lengthy suspension of your license, jail time, and steep fines. Driving under the influence is a substantial mistake that can have serious repercussions on your future. In fact, many people are so scared by the implications of being convicted...
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You may have heard of a nolo contendre plea before, either on television or in real life. You may have even heard of an Alford Plea, though it is unlikely. The question is, then, are these pleas a legal strategy that is allowed in Virginia and, if so, are they something you should consider if...
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There has been much made in the last few years in many states about laws that require at least one person to be taken to jail if the police respond to a domestic violence call and they find any evidence of abuse. There has been controversy associated with these laws because, in many instances, parties...
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