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Monthly Archives: May 2019

FedCrime

What are the Different Types of Protection Orders in Virginia?

By Simms Showers LLP |

In order to protect victims of domestic violence and similar family abuse, Virginia law provides for three different types of protection orders. These orders help protect victims from future abuse in a number of ways, including legal prohibition of future contact and similar measures. There are generally three types of protection orders under Virginia… Read More »

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Evaluating 4 Different Penalties for Reckless Driving in Virginia

By Simms Showers LLP |

From a general standpoint, reckless driving in Virginia refers to any conduct on state roadways that endangers other people or property. From a specific standpoint, reckless driving can occur when a person drives too fast, races with other vehicles, drives with an obstructed view, or engages in similarly dangerous driving behavior. In order to… Read More »

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Why & How Does Virginia Regulate Ephedrine?

By Simms Showers LLP |

Despite many legal applications, ephedrine is a controlled substance in Virginia due to its role in the creation of methamphetamine. Traditionally, ephedrine is used as a decongestant in cough-and-cold medicine as well as a stimulant in fitness supplements. But in recent times, ephedrine became a key ingredient in the chemical production of methamphetamine. Given… Read More »

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Virginia Penalties for Repeat DUI Offenders

By Simms Showers LLP |

Whenever a person drives under the influence (DUI) in Virginia or elsewhere, that drunk driver poses a severe risk to the health and safety of others. Recognizing this reality, Virginia imposes strict penalties for DUI offenses. Moreover, these penalties escalate sharply for any person who commits multiple DUI crimes. Jail Time & Fines As… Read More »

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Exploration of Various Animal Crimes in Virginia

By Simms Showers LLP |

The Commonwealth of Virginia recognizes the need to protect animal safety. Accordingly, there are many laws against and penalties for animal mistreatment across Virginia. To understand the breadth of these offenses, the following sections will explore various types of animal crimes in Virginia. Class 1 Misdemeanor Animal Crimes Code of Virginia Section 18.2-403.1 covers… Read More »

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Virginia Adds a New Category to Reckless Driving Offenses

By Simms Showers LLP |

Virginia will add a new type of driving conduct to its long list of reckless driving offenses, according to an article by WTOP. After July 1st, any drivers who fail to yield or slow down for emergency vehicles will be subject to criminal charges for reckless driving. At present, failing to yield to police… Read More »

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Virginia Woman Sentenced for Distributing Deadly Heroin

By Simms Showers LLP |

A Virginia woman received a 30-year prison sentence for various drug crimes, including distribution of deadly heroin, according to an article by CBS affiliate WTKR. In terms of background, this 43-year-old woman operated as a heroin dealer out of her home on Southside Road in the Oceanfront area. Facts introduced at trial indicated that… Read More »

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How Does Virginia Test Drivers for Intoxication?

By Simms Showers LLP |

During a traffic stop for driving under the influence (DUI), the police officer involved must adhere strictly to certain testing requirements. Depending on the circumstances, the officer may conduct a preliminary breath test and a post-arrest chemical test. If the officer deviates from the official process, it may be difficult to prove misdemeanor or… Read More »

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How to Avoid Costly Speeding Tickets in Virginia

By Simms Showers LLP |

Every year across Virginia, speeding tickets and other traffic violations cost drivers a lot of money. These costly fines can build up over time, especially for repeat offenders. Drivers who rack up consistent speeding tickets can face driver’s license suspension or revocation. In order to avoid costly tickets and fines for speeding, Virginia drivers… Read More »

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PROTECTING CHILDREN IN CHURCH SMALL GROUP SETTINGS

By Simms Showers LLP |

By H. Robert Showers, Esq. Small Groups are really important in today’s churches for many theological, practical, and marketing reasons. These programs are promoted as a great way to get connected with others in the church on a more personal level. Getting to know fellow church members can pose a challenge if one attends… Read More »

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