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Virginia man faces methamphetamine charges

In Virginia, drugs are viewed as a very serious issue, with drug charges leading to the potential for harsh penalties. One such drug that is growing in popularity and prominence is methamphetamine, also known as "meth." This drug can be manufactured by using various items that can be purchased relatively easily, and a lab can be built and concealed. With methamphetamine, those who are confronted with an arrest and charged will need to be prepared for what they are going to face.

Understanding sex crimes classified as sexual battery

Facing any allegations of sex crimes in Virginia can be intimidating and worrisome. The simple matter of being accused can cause damage to one's reputation. In the event there is a conviction, it can result in long-term issues, financial costs, incarceration and other problems. There are different categories to sex crimes that have to be understood. These charges have different criteria. One specific type of charge is sexual battery.

Receiving probation for drug charges in Virginia

When facing drug charges in Virginia, there is the possibility of serious consequences that can have a long-term influence on a person's life in the event there is a conviction. There are, however, options to reduce charges depending on the severity of the offense. It is possible that probation will be available under the law, and that the harshest punishments can therefore be avoided.

How the law views juvenile crimes linked to gangs in Virginia

Gangs are an ongoing problem in Virginia. Many of these groups target the typical teenager who might not have a direction in life or has come from a difficult family situation. The state has clear guidelines on how gangs form and the types of activities they engage in. Young people who are caught up in gang culture run the risk of being charged in the juvenile law system and facing penalties for activities committed by the individual or the group as a whole.

What is felony drunk driving in Virginia?

When a driver in Virginia is arrested on a DUI charge, there are various issues that will come to the forefront when it is decided as to how severe the charges are. Depending on the circumstances, it can rise to a felony drunk driving charge. Knowing how state law views DUI will provide insight as to the level of charges a driver will face when arrested and the subsequent penalties that could be assessed after a conviction.

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