The Supreme Court has drawn a legal line between what a "reasonable" person would think and what a "reasonable" youth might think when being interviewed by law enforcement for a juvenile crime. In a narrow vote, the high court ruled that police must take the age of a suspect into consideration before questioning them, a ruling that could affect youth in Virginia and throughout the country.
Beginning in July, the rules for Virginia drivers under the age of 21 who are caught drinking and driving will get much more stringent. A suspended driver's license and a fine or community service await young drivers with blood alcohol levels at .02 percent or higher.
A Virginia Beach man, with a criminal record spanning more than two decades, has been charged in a U.S. District Court for being in possession of a loaded gun, something convicted felons are not allowed to have. Virginia state attorneys introduced the charges, which included marijuana possession, before federal prosecutors took over the case.