When an employee is accused of being involved in a domestic violence situation, he or she is already facing many issues in his or her life. The potential loss of a partner, the stress of how this charge affects the family and even the potential for losing a job can be devastating. Employers are in particularly difficult positions, because an employee has a right to privacy. However, the employer also has to decide if that employee is a danger to others in the workplace, since the employer is required to provide a safe work environment.
If you're wrongfully convicted of a sex offense, you could spend years of your life in prison. What happens if you are found to be innocent after the original ruling damages your reputation and livelihood? You're able to seek compensation.
Divorce happens for many reasons, and, in some cases, there doesn't seem to be a solid reason at all. Couples just don't feel like it's working out. However, there are a few life events that experts have noted can often lead to a split. Three examples are noted below.
Virginia has distinct drug penalties for first, second and subsequent offenses. There are additional penalties for the amount possessed, as well as other factors.
If you pay child support or receive it, then you may be interested to know that there is a panel that reviews it and suggests changes regulations and guidelines as necessary. This panel makes decisions that could affect your support obligations or how much you'll receive; if there are changes made, your attorney may be able to help you navigate the differences so that you better understand how the changes will affect your family.
Every criminal case has certain elements that must be present. Last week, we discussed how a drunk driving case has to be based on a legal stop. This is only one example of how the circumstances of a case can impact the charges that you face.
Defending yourself against a DUI is possible with the right strategy. There is no single strategy that works for all people, so it's important to look at your case with your attorney to devise the best way to move forward. For example, you may discover that you were arrested improperly or that you were stopped and given a breath test that was not warranted.