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Criminal Justice System Injustices

By Simms Showers LLP |

For those who have dealt with the criminal justice system, you know just how unfair the process can be. From police harassment and misconduct to biased jurors and judges, sometimes it feels like the entire system is rigged against you and other ordinary people. Unfortunately, even more injustices have been reported lately, as discussed… Read More »

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Killing of Fetus, Infant, or Pregnant Woman

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A pregnant Richmond woman was found dead in her home recently after being stabbed to death. She suffered stabbing wounds to her neck, which was the cause of death, as reported by NBC 12 News. A 23-year-old man, who the victim used to be in a relationship with, was arrested and charged with robbery,… Read More »

Non-Competes and Non Solicitation

By Simms Showers LLP |

By Kyle D. Winey, Esq. and Robert Showers, Esq. (SS Quarterly 2017—3rd Quarter)   Whether beginning a new business venture, trying to protect your existing business as an employer or simply changing jobs or careers, a lawsuit is the last thing an employee or employer needs on their plate. Unfortunately, small business owners and… Read More »

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House Bill 2051 Changes Penalty for Marijuana Possession

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With marijuana laws seemingly changing every day, it is important to stay informed. After all, the potential of legal trouble is a risky prospect. But it can be a challenge to keep up sometimes. If you have questions about marijuana laws in Virginia, we recommend contacting a criminal defense attorney. A number of new… Read More »

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Cross Burning and Swastika Placement

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Earlier this spring, hundreds of Virginians gathered in Lancaster to protest a Ku Klux Klan cross burning that was planned for later that night in Quarryville, according to WITF News. Over two dozen leaders spoke out against racism and oppression, But was there anything legally that they could to do stop the cross burning?… Read More »

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GPS Tracking Bracelets

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Virginia is one of many states that make use of GPS tracking devices to keep tabs on felons on parole as well as sexual offenders. These devices are worn on the subject’s ankle and track them 24 hours a day, with accuracy of up to three feet, according to CBS News 6 WTVR. The… Read More »

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Man Who Caused Recent Fatal Crash Charged with Serious Offenses

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A fatal Virginia Beach auto collision was allegedly caused by a man with a long list of previous driving offenses. Before the crash, he was facing pending charges of driving with expired registration, a failed inspection, and driving with a suspended license. Additionally, he had previously been found guilty of driving with a suspended… Read More »

Non-Profit Cash Reserves the Right Way

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By Michael R. Grubbs, Jr., Esq.   A 2015 survey of non-profits concluded that over 75% of all non-profits had less than 6 months of operating cash reserves, and almost a quarter had one month or less. According to a 2016 report, the story is about the same in the for-profit small businesses arena…. Read More »

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Theft of Credit Card Information

By Simms Showers LLP |

Credit card theft can be divided into two separate categories. The first is when the credit card is physically present during the theft. This might occur if the defendant allegedly steals the card or changes the address on the cardholder’s account so that a separate new card is sent to the defendant’s address. However,… Read More »

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Virginia Cigarette Trafficking

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Cigarettes are legal in all 50 states. However, the illegal transport of cigarettes out of state could land you in jail or prison for a very long time. Recently, a two-year undercover investigation of more than 150 crime ring suspects led to 43 indictments and 740 charges, according to The Washington Post. Law enforcement… Read More »

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