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October 2016 Archives

What it takes to be arrested for drunk driving: A legal stop

If you are driving under the influence of alcohol and are stopped by a police officer, you may be arrested. The first step of any criminal process is to place a person under arrest. The use of handcuffs as restraints is not required to place a person under arrest, and you are considered to be under arrest as soon as the officer says so, even if you aren't in custody.

How serious is an indecent exposure charge?

If you are facing a criminal charge of indecent exposure, the seriousness of the consequences should you be convicted depends on a range of mitigating factors. First, the laws of the state have a lot to do with how these charges are treated and whether you can be successfully charged in the first place. Understanding state law is critical when you are facing any type of criminal allegations, which is why a professional criminal defense lawyer is a good person to have on your side.

Financial abuse is domestic violence

If you're accused of domestic violence, you know that you need help to defend yourself. One of the types of domestic violence that you could be accused of is financial abuse. This kind of abuse is a lesser-known crime in which a person controls another person by controlling his or her finances or access to money.

Driver faces felony after hitting pedestrians

A drunk driving collision can lead to serious charges; in Virginia, you could face a felony if you injure another person while you're intoxicated. The seriousness of a charge is why it's wise to seek out a defense the moment you're in an accident; there may be ways to reduce a charge or to have the criminal charges against you dismissed.

What are some ways you can get through a hard divorce?

Even if both individuals can be civil about the process or you have a great divorce lawyer who handles many of the details, divorce is rarely easy. For one thing, you're putting an end to a pretty major relationship in your life, and that comes with some emotional baggage for most people. PhD Andra Brosh shared some tips for getting through divorce when things get emotional earlier this year via Divorced Magazine.

Rural Retreat man faces charges for marijuana distribution

A man from Rural Retreat is facing drug-related charges after he was stopped in his vehicle by police in Radford. The SWVA Today news reports that the stop, which occurred on Sept. 9, took place after an officer noticed the 20-year-old man's vehicle traveling erratically. He stopped the vehicle at about 12:20 a.m. on Jefferson Street.

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