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How can you avoid drinking too much before you drive?

A drunk driving charge in Virginia could have numerous legal repercussions that interfere with your life. You may wonder what you can do to prevent a similar situation from happening again. Taking responsibility for your actions can help you avoid another DUI. Knowing...

Why should you know about consent?

Facing unfounded charges of sexual violence can have detrimental effects on the remainder of your life. Even if the courts reverse their decision, the damage to your reputation could remain permanently. Sexual consent means both parties agree to all activities....

Alcohol intolerance can put you at risk of a DUI arrest

Summertime offers some wonderful opportunities to enjoy beer, wine and cocktails with those who mean the most to you. Still, when you drink alcohol, you do not seem to have the same reaction to it as your friends do. If you are a woman, there is a chance you have...

A look at DUI penalties in Virginia

A person found guilty of a DUI in Virginia faces a complex range of possible consequences. The actual sentencing depends upon several factors, most relating to the individual's driving record and the level of intoxication. The age of the convicted person does not...

Penalties for statutory rape

Statutory rape refers to sexual intercourse with a minor, and it is a crime, even if the two willing participants are only a couple of years apart. This becomes a complicated issue, especially if someone a freshman or sophomore in college is dating his or her high...

Does a DUI cause you to lose your financial aid?

Obtaining a higher education has become shockingly expensive in recent years. Fortunately, you can probably complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid to gauge your eligibility for government-backed loans, grants and work-study funds. When you prepare your...

What are the two kinds of shoplifting charges?

For some, shopping is a therapeutic experience. For others, it can be boring, or even stressful. When you’re shopping there’s likely a lot on your mind, and you might not expect the experience to get a rather stressful bookend. Shoplifting charges are a very startling...

Money laundering and its penalties in Virginia

Money laundering is the act of disguising the origin of money obtained through illegal activity. In Virginia, that specifically means the commission of a felony. In a sense, those who commit money laundering compound one offense with another. Although they may not...

How will criminal charges affect my job?

If you are facing criminal charges, you likely have many questions. What might a conviction do to your life? How will it affect your future? You may be particularly concerned about your job. You want to keep earning an income, supporting your household and...