Eleven Virginia men have been arrested following a five-month child sex sting operation carried out by the Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Child Exploitation Unit. The investigation began in October 2016 and concluded in early February.
There are many reasons why Virginia residents could have their drivers license revoked or suspended. For instance, someone who is convicted of operating a motor vehicle while impaired could have his or her license suspended or revoked. The same is true of those who are convicted of operating a motor vehicle with a license suspended because of a drunk driving conviction.
There is reality and then there is what you can prove. In a Virginia criminal case, the distinction between the two things is paramount. There may be no question that a crime has been committed. Whether a judge or jury concludes the person charged with a crime is guilty or not, however, often comes down to what evidence is allowed and whose narrative they believe. The defense will offer its explanation of events. Prosecutors will offer theirs, bolstered by the testimony of the police.
When we are young, we rarely think ahead about the consequences of our actions. We live in the moment, and the resulting experiences help shape who we will be as adults. Some experiences, however, can have damaging and lifelong consequences.
Many college students in Newport News do not think of the consequences of their actions until there is a reason for them to do so. Drinking and partying with friends is all fun and games until someone makes the decision to drink and drive.
The criminal justice system does not work quite the way we see it portrayed in TV dramas. If those shows were believable, every case that reached the court in Virginia would take about an hour at best or a last a single TV season at worst.