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Assault charge against judge dropped

Being charged with a crime in Virginia can have long-lasting consequences, so it is important that a person's Constitutional rights are upheld at every stage in the criminal trial process. This means that every person is innocent until proven guilty, and guilt must be proven "beyond a reasonable doubt." If the prosecution doesn't meet this standard, then the charges must be dropped, as one recent case shows.

Does one's job increase the likelihood of divorce?

Virginians give their all to their jobs, putting in long hours, so they can see their careers blossom. However, the stress of some jobs can lead to marriage stress. When one is unable to find a work-life balance, their marriage can suffer, which can lead to divorce. But, one statistician examined data from a 2015 U.S. Census Bureau survey to determine which occupations saw the highest divorce rate.

2 ways to lessen the impact of a DUI charge

You may be aware of how dangerous it is for you to drink and drive in Virginia. But you may not realize how few drinks it takes for you to become intoxicated and end up with a BAC over the legal limit. And if you happen to have a car accident that ends in someone's death, you could end up with a felony DUI charge

When can one seek an uncontested divorce in Virginia?

Some couples in Leesburg who have decided to divorce, have done so relatively amicably. After all, while they may have had many disagreements while married, the one thing that they may finally agree on is that they want their marriage to end. In situations like this, a couple may wonder if they can seek an uncontested divorce. While it is advisable to seek the advice of an attorney before making any divorce-related decisions, if certain elements are met, couples in Leesburg may be able to seek an uncontested divorce.

What are some benefits to child custody mediation?

When it comes to divorce, even parents in Leesburg that don't get along may want to try to resolve their differences in a manner that protects their child as much as possible. For these parents, child custody mediation might be one option to consider. There are several reasons why parents getting a divorce may want to try child custody mediation before heading to the courtroom.

Alternative drug court opens in Virginia Beach

For many years, our nation's criminal justice system was very harsh on those convicted of drug crimes. These people were often incarcerated for many years, and once released from prison, would encounter difficulties in finding a job, a place to live and in general re-entering society.

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