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Monthly Archives: March 2019

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT PART II: POLICIES AND INVESTIGATIONS

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By William R. Thetford, Jr., Esq., and H. Robert Showers, Esq. Last Fall, we wrote about how nonprofits, ministries, small businesses, and churches can prevent sexual abuse and handle allegations of sexual abuse if they arise. This was of significant interest to our readers as it is a very pertinent issue faced by many…. Read More »

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What is the Penalty Structure for DUI Offenses in Virginia?

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When a person drives under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs in Virginia, they pose a serious threat to the health and safety of other people. That is why Virginia law features strict laws against and severe penalties for drunk driving. That being said, Virginia law does not treat all DUI offenses in… Read More »

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Possession & Distribution of Medical Marijuana in Virginia

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In most situations, it is illegal to possess or distribute marijuana in Virginia. As with other illegal drugs classified as controlled substances, there are severe criminal penalties for possession and distribution of marijuana. On the other hand, it is possible for certain people to possess and use marijuana for medical purposes. Accordingly, it is… Read More »

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Reporting Requirements for an Auto Accident in Virginia

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From small fender benders to major car crashes, Virginia sees its fair share of automotive accidents. Whenever such an accident involves harm or damage, any drivers involved have certain reporting requirements under Virginia law. Drivers must adhere strictly to these requirements. Otherwise, they could face criminal fines and even time behind bars. What are… Read More »

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What is the Difference Between Reckless & Aggressive Driving in Virginia?

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Across the Commonwealth of Virginia, it is unlawful to engage aggressive or reckless driving that puts other people or property in danger of harm. To minimize this risk, Virginia imposes criminal penalties for any person who engages in reckless or aggressive driving. Reckless Driving The definition of reckless driving appears under Code of Virginia… Read More »

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Protecting Yourself from Yourself and Others: 5 Mistakes and Tips to Avoid the Dangers of a Sole Member LLC

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By Kyle D. Winey, Esq. and Robert Showers, Esq.  Owning a for profit Sole Member Limited Liability Company (LLC) can be beneficial, but it can also be risky. It is risky because owners subject themselves to common mistakes that jeopardize the legal protections that LLCs are meant to afford. Sole member nonprofit Limited Liability… Read More »

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Virginia Man Faces Charges for Drug Crimes & Weapon Offense

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Local and state authorities arrested a 34-year-old man from Martinsville, Virginia, for two drug crimes and a weapon offense, reported the Martinsville Bulletin. On Wednesday, January 30th, the Henry County Sheriff’s Office and the Virginia State Police searched the man’s home for illegal drugs and firearms. The search turned up a firearm and large… Read More »

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Admissible Evidence for DUI Charges in Virginia

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In the Commonwealth of Virginia, it is illegal to drive under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, drugs, or a combination of both. If a person is impaired by any of these substances — and, thus, incapable of driving safely — they are guilty of DUI under Virginia law. Moreover, a DUI conviction will result… Read More »

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How Does Virginia Deal With Domestic Violence?

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Domestic violence is a broad term that encompasses many different types of violent crimes perpetrated against a family or household member. Referred to legally as family abuse under Virginia state law, domestic violence is different from many other criminal offenses. This is because domestic violence and family abuse require a specific and close relationship… Read More »

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Virginia Truck Driver Faces Reckless Driving Charges After Crashing into Church

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A 65-year-old truck driver faces criminal charges for reckless driving after smashing his tractor-trailer into a church in Pittsylvania County, reported VirginiaFirst.com. This truck accident occurred at approximately 10:40 p.m. on Tuesday, January 22nd. At that time and date, the truck driver was headed north on Route 29 in Pittsylvania County. After veering off… Read More »

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