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April 2014 Archives

Man charged with water theft crime after pipe discovered

Did you know that you could be charged with a felony in Virginia if you fail to pay for your water? That is what happened to one Chesapeake man, who is accused of stealing water from the city. The 53-year-old man is just one of more than 20 such theft crime cases in Chesapeake in the past year, according to official reports.

Man facing murder charges refuses to participate in trial

Criminal accusations can change the scope of a person's entire life, which means all parts of the defense process should be taken seriously. One Virginia man who has been charged with first-degree murder has taken a unique approach to criminal defense. The man refused to participate in the trial, so the judge allowed the trial to go on without the defendant present, which is likely to negatively impact the outcome of the case.

Instructor accused of mailing drugs to Newport News inmates

Some Newport News defendants are not clear about the charges against them or the rights they have after being accused of a crime. Trying to do battle against something you don't understand is like fighting in the dark – the only punches you get are lucky ones. An attorney explains the law, the legal process and the possible consequences while devising a strategy to defend your rights.

Driver accused of DUI in fatal Virginia bicyclist accident

A Virginia woman is facing serious allegations after reportedly striking a bicyclist. She is accused of causing the fatal DUI accident on March 30, when she reportedly struck a 59-year-old cyclist as he was traveling on Franklin Road in Roanoke. The victim suffered catastrophic injuries; the driver is now accused of DUI manslaughter and drunk driving.

Criminal defense may become custody battle

Criminal and family law don't normally mix, but that doesn't mean that cases in the various courts don't share details or factors. In fact, the details and outcome of a criminal defense case can impact civil actions such as child custody, providing another reasons to understand one's legal rights and plan for a strong defense. For one Newport News, Virginia, man, recent charges of child neglect could have an impact not only on his own freedom but on his future relationship with two sons.

Virginia truck driver switches plea just before trial

A defense attorney looks for ways to mitigate a defendant's legal burden. Criminal charge dismissals or reductions are sought and, in case of probable convictions, work turns toward easing penalties. Plea deals can accomplish these tasks, but only when the defendant's best interests are served.

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