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Underage Drinking in Virginia

Underage drinking may be commonplace in Virginia but it is illegal. Virginia law treats it as a criminal offense with serious consequences. The same is true for charges of furnishing alcohol to a minor. 21 and Under In 1933, after the 21st Amendment was repealed, each state was able to

Virginia Beach Among the Top 10 Cities with Highest Number of DUIs

The City of Virginia Beach in Virginia has been reported to be a top ranker in a recent study of cities with the highest number of drivers with DUIs on their record, a recognition not worthy of celebration. According to the research of QuoteWizard, a Lending Tree company, Virginia Beach

How Do I Get My Criminal Records Expunged in Virginia?

The existence of criminal charges on your record can have detrimental implications on employment, housing, and other social programs. Clearing your record of these arrests through an expungement is your only recourse. In Virginia, convictions are forever; however, in Virginia, it is possible to expunge your criminal record.  This means

DUI with a Child Passenger in Virginia

Is DUI With a Child Passenger in Virginia A Serious Offense? According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), 20 percent of children who died in auto accidents in 2012 were involved in alcohol-impaired crashes. 52 percent of these children were passengers in vehicles being driven by intoxicated drivers. Drunk driving

What Do I Need To Know About Virginia’s Vehicular Manslaughter Laws and Penalties?

In the state of Virginia, a person can be guilty of “involuntary manslaughter” (also known as “vehicular manslaughter” and “vehicular homicide”) when the perpetrator driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs causes the death of another person. What does “under the influence” mean? Under the statute of vehicular manslaughter,

My College Kid Has Been Arrested for Drug Possession in Virginia

Drug charges can all too easily ruin your kid's life, especially if they are young. Your child's dreams and aspirations may very likely be lost because of a reckless decision or a careless mistake. It is said that people are free to choose their actions but they are not free