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December 2014 Archives

Refusal to submit to alcohol testing in Virginia has penalties

Last week, we discussed how you can avoid getting a DWI over the holiday season. One misconception some people have is thinking that if they don't submit to taking breath tests, they can't be charged for any crimes. There are some interesting points about that topic that our readers in Virginia might find very interesting.

Don't let DUI penalties ruin your good cheer this holiday season

Christmas parties and New Year's Eve parties are just around the corner. For most adults, going to these parties means having to decide if they will partake in holiday spirits that are being offered. While there is nothing wrong with an adult consuming alcohol, it is vital for adults who drink to remember that driving after they drink can lead to trouble. As a reminder, here are some of the basics regarding Virginia's drunk driving laws.

Fight against juvenile crime charges to help your child

Last week, we discussed the basics of juvenile offenses. While these crimes can be as serious as those committed by adults, it is important for everyone who is involved with juvenile crimes to realize that the juveniles who commit these crimes can usually be rehabilitated. Keeping that fact at the forefront of the cases we are involved in is one of our goals. We work with Virginia juveniles and their parents to get the juveniles the services they need.

Juvenile crimes: An overview

While juvenile crimes may be every bit as serious as those committed as adults, the courts are set up to treat juvenile defendants differently. This is because children do not always understand the consequences of their actions and how a crime committed in high school can have serious repercussions on the rest of the person's life.

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