When people think of Marines, they usually think of upstanding citizens who have trained hard and are willing to work hard. Some people even tend to put Marines up on a pedestal. Despite the general perception of Marines, it is important to remember that they are all human and can make mistakes. One Marine Corps reservist recently admitted to stealing from Quantico in a plea deal for theft-related charges.
A 24-year-old Chesapeake man facing a misdemeanor drunk driving charge is going to be tried in circuit court rather than general district court. Prosecutors moved to drop the current charge and refile it in the higher court.
Virginia citizens should always treat law enforcement officers with respect and certainly never take physical action against them. Using physical force against any law enforcement officer can result in serious criminal penalties.
A Virginia woman arrested in a drug raid last May is the last of the three people nabbed by police in that house in Salem to be convicted. A man and his son were also convicted. The arrests were the result of a six-month operation by local police. Officers from the Virginia State Police as well as an area task force also participated in the raid.