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Monthly Archives: January 2019


Virginia Cites Thousands for Speeding & Reckless Driving over Thanksgiving

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The Virginia State Police was out in full force over the Thanksgiving weekend, citing thousands of drivers for reckless driving, speeding and other traffic violations, reported CBS affiliate WTVR. The surge of state police presence was part of Operation C.A.R.E. (Crash Awareness and Reduction Effort). This operation was designed to maximize safety and minimize… Read More »

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The Safe Reporting of Overdoses in Virginia

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An overdose from alcohol, illegal drugs, or controlled substances (or any combination of those compounds) can be fatal. As a result, it is imperative for emergency medical personnel to treat the overdose quickly. Otherwise, there is a severe risk of harm, injury, or even death. Despite this clear danger, an unfortunate number of overdoses… Read More »

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How Does Underage DUI Differ from Regular DUI in Virginia?

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In order to ensure safe roadways, the Commonwealth of Virginia prohibits any person from driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs. Virginia DUI laws come into play whenever a person loses the ability to drive safely and carefully. This is especially true for underage minors who are under the 21-year-old threshold for… Read More »

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What are the Maximum Speed Limits in Virginia?

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When a person operates a vehicle in excess of the maximum speed limits in Virginia, a speeding ticket can result in costly fines and even driver’s license suspension or revocation. As a result, it is vital for all drivers to adhere to the maximum speed limits on all Virginia roadways. That is sometimes easier… Read More »

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Can the IRS Tax Your Organization’s Parking Lot?

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By William R. Thetford, Esq. and H. Robert Showers, Esq.   Unfortunately, for now, the answer is yes! The new year is a time that many organizations begin to prepare their taxes. The IRS just released guidance on a recent controversial tax change that could significantly impact churches and nonprofit organizations as well as… Read More »

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4 Ways a Driver Can Face Reckless Driving Charges in Virginia

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Reckless driving is a broad criminal offense in Virginia, prohibiting drivers from engaging in careless or dangerous behavior on state roads. Whenever a driver puts other people or property at risk of harm, it can qualify as reckless driving under Virginia law. Furthermore, Virginia features many specific rules and regulations concerning reckless driving, including… Read More »

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What are the Different Grounds for Divorce in Virginia?

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Divorce is not a concept that most married couples want to consider. But the unfortunate reality is that a substantial number of marriages will end in divorce. That is why Virginia provides several avenues for married spouses who want to pursue a divorce. Under Virginia law, there are only certain situations under which a… Read More »

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Reckless Driving & License Suspension in Virginia

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In the interest of public welfare and safety, the Commonwealth of Virginia prohibits reckless driving that endangers people or property. Any person who drives recklessly in Virginia can face criminal charges ranging from misdemeanor to felony. In the worst-case scenario, reckless driving can lead to hefty criminal fines and even incarceration. In addition to… Read More »

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Enhanced Virginia Protection Against Methamphetamine Production

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The Commonwealth of Virginia makes it is unlawful to possess or manufacture methamphetamine. The criminal penalties for possessing, manufacturing, or trafficking methamphetamine mirror the laws for other controlled substances, such as cocaine or heroin. Unlike other controlled substances, however, methamphetamine production poses a different level of risk to the general public. When a person… Read More »

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