No one would argue that engaging in practices involving child pornography is OK. Youngsters have a right to be protected from such things, so society has responded with laws that call for severe punishment when a person is found guilty of such crimes.
When it comes to driving under the influence and driving while intoxicated, there is really no distinction. We went into some detail on this question in a post last May. In Virginia, the charge is the same if you are accused of DUI or DWI.
Quick, what's the only time you've ever confronted a legal problem? If you answered when you got a traffic ticket, you would not be alone. The truth is that traffic citations are the most common reason individuals in Virginia find themselves in front of the bench.
There are some common mistakes that college students make as they become more comfortable with life on campus and seek to test the limits of propriety. Errors in judgment regarding drinking, assault and theft can result in penalties that can influence the student's life after college. Some repercussions of breaking the law may be temporary and easily discharged by paying a fee. The impact of other convictions can be felt years down the line.
It was just one year ago we first broached the topic of sex crimes on this blog. The focus of that post was on the fallout that an individual can suffer from merely an accusation of sex crimes involving the internet.
Going to college is an important and exciting step in any young person's life. It is an opportunity to start fresh and try new things; for many students, it is also the first time they will feel independent.