In October 2020, a Virginia court issued 36 indictments against 35 individuals for several charges. Among these people were three prison employees and five other individuals who have been accused of having sex with inmates and bringing drugs into the prisons. The three employees all worked in the cafeteria. They have been indicted on felony charges of having sex with an inmate and face up to five years in prison.
The other five individuals have been indicted on a number of charges, including bringing drugs to an inmate, bribery and solicitation. At most, these individuals may be facing up to 10 years in prison.
As for the rest of the indictments, those individuals have been charged with various crimes, including marijuana possession, assault, destruction of property, felony drug possession, theft and credit card fraud. The names of these individuals have not yet been released. In total, 109 charges have been brought against the individuals listed in the indictments.
What should you do if you’re facing criminal charges?
If you’re convicted of a crime, your sentence doesn’t end after you leave the prison gates. A conviction on your record can follow you around for the remainder of your life. You may find it harder to apply for a job, find housing or maintain custody of your kids.
A criminal law attorney may get your charges reduced or dropped altogether. Additionally, he or she may be able to expunge your record later down the road. When you work with a lawyer, he or she may protect your rights and ensure that you’re getting a fair trial. In fact, with an attorney’s guidance, you may be able to get the best outcome possible at your trial.