Did you happen to see the story recently about the roundup of an alleged crime ring in another state? Authorities are getting ready to accuse the group of, among other things, renting fraudulent license plates.
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. That's a tourism tagline nearly everyone has heard at some time. High on the same list is "Virginia is for Lovers." People from all over the United States come to this region of the mid-Atlantic to take in the history, be impressed by the naval might on display and vacation on the shores of the ocean and the Chesapeake.
"Virginia is for lovers." Have you heard that phrase before? It's been the tagline for Virginia tourism for so long that many in the advertising world say it has reached icon status. It certainly has attracted many visitors over the decades. Included among them are many young people who have chosen to come to the Commonwealth from other states to study at one of the hundreds of institutions of higher learning.
Few in Virginia who keep tabs on the news can have missed word that the so-called "Norfolk Four" defendants now enjoy full pardons. The governor issued the order late last month. The move marks the end of a 20-year legal battle to try to clear the men of convictions in the 1997 rape and murder of an 18-year-old woman.
Many people make mistakes when they are young. If you are lucky, your mistakes are not the sort that follow you through the years. Unfortunately, even one moment of impulsivity can create legal problems that come back to haunt you if you do not deal with them correctly now. Learn how minor charges can affect your future and what to do about it.