A host of new laws recently came into effect in Maryland, D.C., and Virginia, also known as the DMV area. The scope of these laws is broad and includes the regulation of e-cigarettes, voter ID, and others. Many of the laws have additions that came into effect on October 1, 2014. People with questions about the changes in law and how the laws will affect the surrounding areas in Virginia should contact Fairfax criminal lawyer Faraji A. Rosenthall.
Prominent changes include:
- E-cigarettes. In Virginia, e-cigarettes to be regulated much like tobacco products and unavailable to those under the age of 18.
- Maryland and alcohol. Grain alcohol that is 180 proof or higher cannot be sold in any liquor store across Maryland. Sellers to be fined up to $1000.
- Voting. Voters must now present valid identification at the polls and may include a student ID or employee ID card.
- Taxes. The annual hybrid car tax is no longer in place.
- Education. As of Oct. 1, Virginia is employing an A-F scale for rating schools. Students in grades 3-8 will see fewer standards of learning tests.
- Hunting. Landowners and friends or family may now hunt on private property on Sundays. It is illegal to hunt within 200 yards of a house of worship or to hunt with dogs for bear or deer on Sunday.
- Mental Health. The length of emergency custody orders has been increased from six to eight hours, and the state is now required to find a bed at a mental hospital for further detention.
The list of changes to legislation in Virginia and the surrounding areas is long, and some of the laws are applicable only to certain counties or across only one state. For information about laws that pertain to Virginia , visit: FairfaxCriminalLawyer.com.
About the Law Office of Faraji A. RosenthallFaraji A. Rosenthall has nearly ten years of experience with criminal law cases in Fairfax County. With almost half of that time spent as a prosecutor, Mr. Rosenthall is highly qualified and knowledgeable about both sides of criminal law. His office provides services for DUI, DWI, and other traffic cases, as well as theft, drug crimes, misdemeanors, and felonies. To learn more about the Law Offices of Faraji A. Rosenthall, visit: http://www.fairfaxcriminallawyer.com/.
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