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Why and How Are Drugs Being Divided up Into Schedules?

When President Nixon signed the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) into law in 1970, it made it where what used to be in excess of 200 different drug laws were now combined under a single federal statute instead.

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Can You Turn Around or Refuse Field Testing at A DUI Checkpoint?

You may have played out in your mind what would happen if you came across a driving under the influence (DUI) checkpoint one of those nights after you'd consumed a few too many drinks.

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You Shouldn't Always Trust Your Breath Test Results

A standard threshold for determining whether a driver is too intoxicated to safely operate a vehicle in the United States is if their blood alcohol content level (BAC) is at .08 percent or higher.

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Why Driving Drunk Near College Campuses Should Be Avoided

Many assume that because their jurisdiction is smaller, a campus police patrol's law enforcement capacity is inferior to that of larger police forces. This is far from the case.

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Financial Aid Will Likely Be Withdrawn with Your Drug Conviction

If belonging to the "in" crowd requires you to take part in using or possessing drugs, then you might want to reconsider who you typically surround yourself with.

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What Is Considered Drunk or Disorderly Conduct in Virginia?

If you've been charged with drunk or disorderly conduct, then it's likely that police found you acting unruly or obnoxiously, drunk or loitering in a public space.

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3 Things to Know About Search and Seizure Laws

Imagine driving back to the Virginia Tech campus from a party. You and your friends had a great night, but things went sideways when you saw red and blue lights flashing in your rear view mirror.

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Why Are Marijuana Arrests Higher for Virginia Blacks than Whites?

A recent investigation carried out by the Capital News Service suggests that black Virginians are three times more likely than their white counterparts to be charged with marijuana-related crimes.

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What Is a Plea Deal and What's the Incentive in Taking One?

Although trial dates get set, most never happen. That's because most cases end up being resolved via a plea deal instead.

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How Does a DUI Conviction Impact Your Ability to Secure a Job?

Although not every driving under the influence (DUI) charge is a felony, it might as well be, especially considering how a conviction for one can get you fired from your current job or make it harder to secure a new one.

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