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State orders marijuana Crime Commission study

As states around the country are decriminalizing the use of marijuana, both for medicinal and recreational use, Virginia has been reluctant to get into the conversation. According to Newsplex, times could be changing. The state Crime Commission is ordering a full study of issues surrounding marijuana decriminalization, including how other states are managing pot use, and what to consider for both recreational and medical uses of the drug.

Suspended sentence reduces man's jail time

After an arrest for charges involving driving under the influence, Virginia residents no doubt will want to know what type of consequences they may experience if they are ultimately convicted. This is something that may vary quite a bit based upon the nature of a given case. For example, whether or not a crash happened or exactly what a driver's blood alcohol content was at the time of the arrest may play into the final penalties.

Can I modify my child support?

Imagine you have a $1,200 child support bill you need to pay each month. Your child support costs are higher than average, but because your income is higher than average, it's not a problem for you to provide a high level of life to your children.

What is the walk-and-turn field sobriety test?

If you have ever wondered what really happens during a traffic stop when officers begin to pursue a potential drunk driving arrest in Virginia, you are not alone. Many drivers have wondered the same thing and having an idea about this can be important for people because virtually anyone can find themselves in this situation. One thing to know is that the field sobriety tests used, although sanctioned by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, are not 100-percent accurate.

Reviewing paternity establishment guidelines in Virginia

Like many in Lynchburg, you may one day dream of having a family of your own, yet you may not deem your current circumstances as being ideal to fulfill such a desire. We here at Mark B Arthur PC have worked with several male clients in the past who have shared your point of view, yet found themselves in the position of having potentially fathered a child. Being a parent brings with it certain responsibilities, such as providing financial support for a child. Yet those obligations may only come after parentage has been established.

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