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The consequences of vehicular homicide in Virginia - Part II

Close followers of our blog know that we like to warn our Leesburg readers about all of the potential consequences that come with drunk-driving charges in our state. Just last week, in the first post of our two-part series, we talked about the legal consequences of vehicular homicide, particularly what could happen in the criminal justice system for those convicted of the crime. But as we explained at the end of that post, criminal litigation is not the only legal consequence that can come with a vehicular homicide case.

The importance of no-fault divorce in Virginia

A look at divorce laws in another country may shed light at some of the advantages Virginians enjoy when they must end their marriage. Today, we will discuss a decision by South Korea’s top court denying a man the right to file for divorce, because he was responsible for the marriage falling apart.

The consequences of vehicular homicide in Virginia - Part I

Frequent readers of our blog are well aware of the consequences of drinking and driving, having likely read a number of our posts concerning the topic. But it's not just something our readers are aware of, it's something few people in our state need reminding of as well, thanks to state and national campaigns aimed at curbing drunk driving.

DUI checkpoints in Virginia: should they continue? - Part II

Last week, as some of our more frequent readers know, we touched on sobriety checkpoints and whether they are legal or not in Virginia. Because that post was intended to be part of a two-part series, we'd like to continue our discussion about DUI checkpoints today by looking at the opposing viewpoints on these types of traffic stops from those who support their use to those who believe they are against each person's constitutional rights.

DUI checkpoints in Virginia: are they allowed? - Part I

Because each state in the United States has the right to write and enforce its own laws, it can be difficult for people to know when they are receiving general legal information and when the information pertains to the particular state in which they live. To illustrate this point, we'd like today's readers to consider sobriety checkpoints.

Should Virginia presume shared child custody most of the time?

Recently, the Richmond Times-Dispatch published an opinion piece by Christian Paasch, the chairman of the National Parents Organization of Virginia and a member of Virginia’s Child Support Guidelines Review Panel. In the piece, which you can read here, Paasch calls for Virginia to emphasize shared parenting in child custody matters.

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