Juveniles are capable of committing illegal acts that will land them in prison or on probation. While many get away with the crimes they commit, there are some who are caught and end up having to face their day in court. It is only fair that they have consequences for their actions, but not all juvenile crimes warrant a harsh punishment. Being charged with a crime is a scary thing. Luckily, it is not something they have to go through alone. Whether the person facing charges is an adult or juvenile, when this happens, they have the option to hire an attorney to help their case. Often, they … [Read more...] about An attorney may help you avoid a harsh sentence
People make the decision to drive their vehicles while intoxicated every day. While they know the dangers in doing so and the possible consequences, they may still decide to take their chances and drive while impaired. Sometimes they get lucky and avoid being involved in an accident and injuring themselves and others on the road, but then there are times where the person's impairment leads to an accident. In Virginia, one woman has been left dead after a car struck her vehicle. Allegedly, the driver who struck her car was racing down the street when it switched lanes and hit the decedent's … [Read more...] about Virginia woman left dead after drunk driver strikes her car
When people get behind the wheel after drinking they are making a decision that may cost others their lives. Whether they are conscious of this decision or not, it is still a bad one, and if an accident occurs they will have to face the consequences of their actions. Many people may be under the impression that those drinking and driving only harm other drivers on the road, but there have been some instances where pedestrians have been the victims of a drunk driver's bad choice. A Virginia man was recently charged with drunken driving following him killing a pedestrian and striking another … [Read more...] about Virginia man kills pedestrian while driving drunk
In 2013, a 40-year-old woman who had never run afoul of the law was pulled over driving under the influence of alcohol. She was at a Christmas party and was driving two guests from the party home. She had some wine, and the result was that she was arrested and branded a DUI offender. She pleaded guilty for a reason -- she would serve no jail time and she would be placed on probation. And yet, even though she was placed on probation, she was constantly getting into trouble in the months that followed her placement on probationary status. She didn't new crimes, however -- she simply couldn't … [Read more...] about Probation can be a scary time in anyone’s life
There are crimes being committed every day around the United States. Some people are lucky enough to get away and never have to deal with the consequences of their actions, but there are others who are caught and ultimately face their day in court. When this happens, courts will likely review what crime they have committed to allow them to determine if it is a felony and what punishment is fitting for the crime. The following crimes are considered felonies: Burglary. Arson. Prostitution. Robbery. Forgery. When committing a felony, if a person is caught there is no telling how harsh … [Read more...] about What types of crimes are considered felonies?