Most people know that you can't drink and drive legally. What might surprise some people is that drinking and driving isn't the only time that you can get into legal trouble for having an open container of alcohol. Open container laws are laws that govern the legality of having open containers of alcohol in any location other than in a home or building. Our Virginia readers might be interested in learning more about open container laws.
In last week's blog post, we discussed the case of a man who was charged with drug crimes because of a package delivered to him. The Tri-Rivers Drug Task Force was alerted to the issue when the United States Postal Service filed a complaint about a package. If you remember, that package was filled with marijuana. The man then pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He was sentenced to a 10-year sentence but only had to serve the three months he already spent behind bars since the Virginia judge suspended his sentence.
When you get your mail in, you probably don't think that what you are getting in will lead to you being arrested. While that is true for most people, there is one man in James City County who is now facing drug charges in connection with a package that was mailed to him in April.
For a person who is charged but not convicted of a crime, the history of the arrest and accusation can have a huge impact on his or her life. This is because the charges might show up if a potential employer or anyone else does a criminal background check. For this reason, an expungement might be a good option for some people. Our Virginia residents might like to know a little more about expungements so they can decide if they qualify for one.