• Charges May Be Filed After High School Football Brawl

    Friday night high school football is a popular pastime for many families across Virginia. However, players can sometimes let their emotions get the best of them and end up in a physical altercation. According to police, at least 20 high school football players ended up in a violent brawl after a football game between two…

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    Teens Can Face Criminal Charges For Destruction Of Property

    Teens are known for getting into trouble, and many people dismiss their actions as “harmless fun” and “kids being kids.” However, these actions can result in criminal charges and significant consequences. For example, Virginia is known for its rich history, and there are a number of historical monuments and memorials all over the state to…

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    Bullying May Result In Criminal Charges In Virginia

    Bullying has long been considered an unfortunate part of childhood and has made life difficult for many young people. Some are not aware that bullying can be considered a crime here and can result in serious punishments. In our state, bullying refers to intentional or repetitive actions that are physical, verbal, or emotional in nature.…

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    13-Year-Old Faces Criminal Charges After Argument Escalates

    According to Virginia state law, maliciously injuring another person is against the law and can result in serious consequences. According to a recent report, a 13-year-old boy is now facing a charge of malicious bodily injury by means of any caustic substance after an alleged altercation with another teen went too far. Juvenile criminal offense…

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    New Criminal Laws In Virginia Have Gone Into Effect

    Across America, laws are constantly created and changed on both the state and federal level. As of July 1, over 800 new laws went into effect in the state of Virginia, some of which impact the state’s criminal justice system and juvenile justice system. One such rule involves the threshold of grand larceny. Generally, the…

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    Juveniles May Be Criminally Charged For Trespassing

    Young people often get into trouble when they end up in places they are not supposed to be. In fact, the act of unlawfully entering a property itself could result in a charge of criminal trespass. According to Virginia trespassing laws, you are not permitted to enter another person’s land or building without their permission.…

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    Is Underage Possession Of Alcohol A Crime In Virginia?

    As far as alcohol-related crimes go, drunk driving receives by far the most attention. However, for young adults and children under the age of 21, even possessing or drinking alcohol can result in criminal charges. While drinking underage is fairly common nowadays, it is still a crime and can result in serious consequences. Over the…

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    Virginia Middle School Students May Be Charged For Sexting

    Sending or receiving explicit photos of a child in Virginia is criminal offense and could result child pornography felony charges, even if the parties involved are all minors. Virginia state legislators have made an effort to reduce the potential consequences for minors caught sexting, by making minor sexting a misdemeanor, but none of these bills…

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