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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...

How to keep life moving after a DUI

If charged with driving under the influence (DUI), you are going to worry about what a conviction means for your future. Besides the obvious worry about possible jail time or fines, you may wonder what a conviction will do to your driving privileges. In Virginia, even...