Police around Loudoun County hand out a lot of tickets every day. Most drivers aren't on the receiving end of even this most common of long arms of the law. Because of that, it might be easy for a person who has received a ticket to simply face the music. Plead guilty to the infraction, pay the fine and get on with life.
There are a number of tactics police in Virginia might use to gain an edge to support an arrest. Even if it the charge is one for drunk driving that might be a misdemeanor, the consequences of a conviction are such that it is worth being wary if you are stopped.
For many parents in Virginia and throughout the country, seeing young people on the news or in the paper being arrested for drug crimes and other charges can hit close to home. Young people who go to school, maintain good grades, and avoid trouble can still make mistakes or be around the wrong crowd at the wrong time.
In our last blog post, we dove into the issue of collateral damage related to convictions on charges of drunk driving in Northern Virginia. We suspect some readers may have found it rather sobering to learn just how serious the consequences can be.