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By Simms Showers LLP |

What happens when, after allegedly committing a crime, a defendant becomes ill, injured, or otherwise incapacitated? Do they still have to stand trial? If they cannot stand trial, will they be prosecuted or found guilty of a crime? A skilled attorney can answer any questions you may have pertaining to competency and standing trial…. Read More »


Criminal Defense of Street Gang Activity or Membership

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The Mara Salvatrucha gang, MS-13, is an international gang comprised mostly of Central American members, in particular, El Salvadorans. The gang has a strong presence in Virginia and has been getting a lot of media attention recently because of the political atmosphere around criminal illegal immigrants. Dcw50, a Virginia television station, recently reported on… Read More »


House Bill 1485 to Affect Out of State Sex Offenders

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Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed off on House Bill 1485, which amends the current laws regarding sex offenders, registry, and the places they are allowed to live. The bill will go into effect on July 1st, according to The Cavalier Daily. Currently, all Virginia sex offenders must register as a sex offender within three… Read More »


Virginia Firearm Straw Purchasing

By Simms Showers LLP |

Every state has its own individual set of laws regulating firearms. As a result, it may be easier to purchase a firearm in one state versus another. This fact was recently highlighted when, according to the Washington Post, 24 men, 22 being Virginia residents, were charged with a 627-count indictment for trafficking guns from… Read More »


Difference Between a Riot Offense and Unlawful Protest Offense

By Simms Showers LLP |

The son of Virginia Senator Tim Kaine was recently arrested during an anti-Trump rally in Minnesota, as reported by NBC News. He, along with five others, were allegedly dressed in dark clothing and entered the Capitol building to set off fireworks and smoke bombs, according to the official St. Paul police report. He was… Read More »

Religious For-Profits: Oxymoron or Orthodox Obedience?

By Simms Showers LLP |

By David Hyams, Esq. and Robert Showers, Esq. Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward.  It is the Lord Christ you are serving.  Col. 3:23-24   Our work… Read More »


Bank Robbery

By Simms Showers LLP |

A Hampton, Virginia, Wells Fargo was recently robbed on a Saturday morning. The suspect, who is still at large, entered the bank, implied that he was armed with a firearm, and was given an undisclosed amount of demanded money, as reported by ABC 13 News Now. Bank robbery has always been a serious crime,… Read More »


Malicious Wounding

By Simms Showers LLP |

In November of 2016, a 35-year-old McLean, Virginia man was arrested for attacking and biting the face of a 31-year-old man, as reported by the Washington Post. The defendant faces charges of malicious wounding after confronting and attacking the other man in a parking lot. The victim’s face was significantly wounded, according to police…. Read More »


Defense of Virginia State, and Federal, Racketeering Charges

By Simms Showers LLP |

In Baltimore, Maryland, seven police officers were recently charged with federal racketeering, fraud, and extortion, according to Vice News. The crimes that some of the seven Baltimore police officers are being accused of include stealing from suspected trap houses, robbing citizens of drugs and money at traffic stops, reporting overtime pay while at a… Read More »



By Simms Showers LLP |

A Harrisonburg, Virginia fire was caused by arson, according to the Harrisonburg Fire Department and reported by NBC29 News. The fire at LSC Communications was allegedly set by an employee at the time, who is being charged with arson of an occupied building (a Class 3 felony). The fire damage is estimated at $50,000…. Read More »

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