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July 2014 Archives

Police: Virginia man created home golf course with stolen goods

Several words describe stealing -- taking something of value that doesn't belong to you without permission and with the intention of keeping it. Depending on state laws, theft and larceny may be interchangeable terms. Burglary involves unlawful entry and robbery is theft using threat or force.

Alternate sentence possible for convicted Virginia teen

A juvenile can be tried, convicted and sentenced as an adult. A Virginia judge may agree to an alternative sentence, one compatible with the defendant's age that would allow the juvenile to avoid incarceration with adults. Sentencing rulings in these cases are dependent upon the unique circumstances of the crime.

Could inappropriate behavior warrant criminal defense?

There's behavior that's considered criminal under the law, and there is behavior that most people consider appropriate in society. Between the two, there are large areas of gray, and there are times when actions within the gray areas can result in criminal charges that require a criminal defense.

Virginia Beach car theft defendant faces double life-plus term

A charge of carjacking is applied when violence or a threat of violence is introduced during the theft of a vehicle. Violent crimes carry the highest penalties for Newport News defendants. A loss of freedom is unavoidable following a conviction.

Drug charges dismissed against four of eight individuals

Eight individuals faced drug charges after raids of smoke shops in Gloucester, Virginia. The raids occurred in February, but the fate of each defendant has varied over the ensuing months. On June 12, the indictments were dismissed for four of the eight individuals.

Alleged drunk driver runs over woman at Virginia music fest

A woman went to the nTelos Wireless Pavilion to see a musical performance in Virginia, but she did not make it home. She was struck by a car while she was leaving. This happened on a Thursday night. The woman did survive the accident, but her injuries were said to be serious, and she was rushed to a hospital to get care.

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