A felony conviction can permanently alter the course of your life. Even after you have served your time, that conviction can follow you through job interviews and educational opportunities, and it can also impact other important rights. In fact, if you have a felony record, then you have probably already lost your gun rights. But did you know that it is possible to restore those rights in Virginia?
Virginia drivers may have fewer reasons to feel nervous when they encounter a police car. Many fear that when police pull them over for minor traffic violations, the incident will escalate to a search of their vehicles, an arrest and more serious charges. However, lawmakers recently passed a bill that would limit the reasons why police may pull drivers over and search their vehicles.
An arrest or criminal conviction can follow someone through life, cutting off certain opportunities for education or work. Having a criminal history really does make it so much harder to improve one's life. Expungements could be the answer for those in Virginia who are ready to move forward in their lives but are struggling because of their pasts.
Police have arrested a man believed responsible for the death of another motorist on Sept. 23, according to local sources. Virginia State Police have released the identity of a man who was killed on Interstate 95 after being involved in an accident officers say may have been predicated on drunk driving. There is no word as to whether the accused man has retained a DUI defense attorney.