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Monthly Archives: February 2019

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Virginia State Laws Against Illegal Drug Dealing

By Simms Showers LLP |

The term illegal drug dealer tends to have a specific characterization in popular culture. The Hollywood depiction of drug dealers committing drug crimes traditionally revolves around violence, opulence, and rooms full of dirty cash. While movies and TV shows focus on these kingpins of the illegal drug trade, the legal definition of drug dealing… Read More »

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Underage Driver Faces DUI & Involuntary Manslaughter Charges in Virginia

By Simms Showers LLP |

In the aftermath of a fatal accident, Virginia police officers arrested a 20-year-old man from Unionville for driving under the influence (DUI) and involuntary manslaughter, reported ABC affiliate WHSV. The car accident in question occurred at approximately 2 a.m. on Sunday, December 23rd. The Unionville man was traveling south on Constitution Highway when he… Read More »

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Unlawful Discrimination Under the Virginia Human Rights Act

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In order to preserve public health and safety as well as safeguard general welfare, the  Virginia Human Rights Act prohibits unlawful discrimination practices. Mirroring U.S. laws at the federal level, the Commonwealth of Virginia prohibits discrimination on the basis of membership in a protected class. What is the Purpose of the Virginia Human Rights… Read More »

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5 More Ways a Driver Can Face Reckless Driving Charges in Virginia

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Recently, Simms Showers explored several different types of reckless driving under Virginia law in its article entitled 4 Ways a Driver Can Face Reckless Driving Charges in Virginia. Taken in conjunction with this piece, readers can gain a detailed understanding of the many types of reckless driving in Virginia. Returning to the topic at… Read More »

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How Does Virginia Classify Illegal Drugs?

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Virginia laws against and penalties for drug crimes can vary based on the type of drug in question. Referred to legally as controlled substances, illegal drugs are divided into different schedules in Virginia. Each schedule has a specific purpose as well as a list of included substances. Although there are six schedules, most controlled… Read More »

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3 Variations of DUI Offenses Under Virginia Law

By Simms Showers LLP |

In order to protect the public interest and preserve roadway safety, the Commonwealth of Virginia prohibits any person from driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs. Virginia casts a wide net with respect to DUI, making it illegal to operate any motor vehicle, engine, or train while impaired and incapable of driving… Read More »

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