When you go out drinking, you may choose your drinks based on how much alcohol they contain. A beer, for example, has less alcohol in it than a mixed drink with vodka. The truth is that the drink you have isn't the only thing that affects the alcohol concentration in your blood.
When you damage public property, there's a chance you could be taken to court. If federal or state charges are filed against you, you could face high fines and a prison sentence in the worst case scenario.
When you come back from battle with wounds that are painful and disabling, the last thing you want is to be left in pain. The way the VA hospitals handled this was by giving out opioids, which are now known to be highly addictive pain medications.
Marijuana is not looked at in the way it once was. It's important to realize that it's still illegal in many states, Virginia included. Despite that, arrests are not as common as they once were.
You may not believe it, but the fact is that many sober individuals are falsely accused of being intoxicated because they fail field sobriety tests. Field sobriety tests are just one indication of a person's abilities, and they shouldn't be the only factor involved in an arrest.
A plea bargain is a negotiation between the defendant and the prosecution that ends in the defendant pleading guilty to one or more criminal charges in exchange for a reduction in punishments.