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What is forgery and uttering in Virginia?

While people in Virginia might have a notion of what forgery is, many don't understand how it is viewed under the law and what its penalties are. There are several levels of forgery such as public records forgery, forgery of coins or bank notes, and taking part in forging activity will face white collar crime charges. Simply because a person didn't actually forge the documents, notes or public records does not leave them immune to being charged. Using the forged documents is known as uttering.

How does an ignition interlock device work?

If a person is facing a DUI charge in Virginia, there are many potential penalties depending on the severity of the infraction and what happened during the incident. One possible penalty can be an ignition interlock device being placed on the drunk driver's vehicle. When facing this possibility, it's important to understand the details of the law of this punitive tactic.

What are search and seizure rules in the juvenile law system?

When it comes to juveniles in Virginia, the law is different when it comes to search and seizure than it is for adults. There are certain rules for juveniles that are quite different than they would be if the person is 18 or older. When the search is made in a school, the student has a certain level of privacy. However, the school also has the right to keep order, impose discipline, keep the grounds secure and maintain safety for the other students.

Rape and its penalties in Virginia

When a person in Virginia is charged with sex crimes, the threat of prison and other penalties are only part of the problem. The damage to reputation and aftereffects can make a law sexual assault charge a lifelong issue to deal with. Knowing the law in the state when it comes to rape is one part of lodging a strong defense against these charges.


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