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Monthly Archives: October 2019

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New overtime rules under Fair Labor Standards Act take affect 2020 and will impact churches, nonprofit and business

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By H. Robert Showers, Esq. On September 24, 2019, the US Department of Labor announced the final version of its rule. The major change is that the “standard salary level” is $684 per week, or $35,568 per year which is nearly 50% increase from the current threshold. The US Department of Labor (DOL) is… Read More »

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Virginia Man Receives 5-Year Sentence for Distributing Fatal Drugs

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On August 23rd, a Virginia man received a five-year prison sentence in connection with drug distribution that caused a woman’s death, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. This case traces back to June 2015. That is when the Virginia man possessed and distributed 1,4-butanediol, which is an imitation version of Gamma Hydroxybutyric… Read More »

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What are the Virginia Laws & Penalties for DUI?

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Every year, drunk drivers cause a dizzying number of car accidents across the Commonwealth of Virginia, resulting in property damage, physical injury, and death. This unfortunate reality exists despite strict Virginia laws against driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs. After all, a conviction for DUI in Virginia can result in prison… Read More »

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Sterling Man Charged for Assaulting Taxi Driver in Virginia

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The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man from Sterling, Virginia, for assault and battery and other crimes after he drunkenly accosted a taxi driver, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. This incident occurred on Labor Day in Sterling at approximately 2 a.m. In the 200 block of North Alder Avenue, the… Read More »

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Two Virginia Drivers Charged for Reckless Driving in Fatal Accident

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Two Virginia drivers now face criminal charges for reckless driving after causing an auto accident that killed two people, according to an article by WTOP. This traffic accident occurred on August 24th at approximately 11 a.m. on Interstate 66. The resulting crash — which occurred on the westbound lanes near exit 53 — ended… Read More »

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What is the First Offender Program for Virginia Drug Crimes?

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There are strict laws in the Commonwealth of Virginia against committing various drug crimes, such as the possession or distribution of controlled substances. In most circumstances, any person who commits a drug crime will likely face confinement and fines for their actions. But Virginia law also provides leniency for certain first offenders who do… Read More »

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Virginia Man Assaults Police Officer During Drunk Driving Incident

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A man from Falls Church, Virginia, now faces criminal charges for driving under the influence (DUI) and assault and battery against a police officer, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. This incident occurred at approximately 12:47 a.m. on Saturday, September 7th. That is when the Loudoun County Sheriff’s deputies arrived at a… Read More »

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Ashburn Man Charged with Reckless Handling of a Firearm in Virginia

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A 24-year-old man from Ashburn, Virginia, now faces criminal charges for the weapon crime of reckless handling of a firearm, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office responded to this incident on September 9th in Hamilton. The Ashburn man apparently discharged a firearm and injured a woman in… Read More »

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Does Virginia Classify Racing as a Reckless Driving Offense?

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From a general standpoint, reckless driving in Virginia is a criminal offense that involves a clear risk of physical harm or property damage. In addition to this overarching rule, Virginia law also labels specific types of dangerous driving conduct as reckless driving. One specific type of reckless driving is racing, which is a prearranged,… Read More »

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