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Monthly Archives: November 2019

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Can I Face Criminal Charges for Reporting an Overdose in Virginia?

By Simms Showers LLP |

In the Commonwealth of Virginia and across the United States, many overdoses go unreported due to fear of prosecution for a drug crime or other offenses. This is a particularly dangerous reality, as drug and alcohol overdoses result in numerous deaths each year. To encourage people to seek emergency medical attention in these situations,… Read More »

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Surveying Virginia Requirements for Ignition Interlock Systems

By Simms Showers LLP |

When a person commits drunk driving or similar offenses in Virginia, there are a variety of criminal consequences. A conviction can result in jail time, fines, and license suspension. Additionally, a drunk driver may be required to install an ignition interlock system before they are allowed to get back on the road. What is… Read More »

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Ashburn Teenager Faces Indecent Exposure Charges

By Simms Showers LLP |

An Ashburn, Virginia, teenager faces juvenile offense charges for several incidents of indecent exposure along the Washington and Old Dominion (W&OD) Trail, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. On Tuesday, September 24th, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of indecent exposure on the W&OD Trail. A female victim reported… Read More »

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Truck Driver Charged with Reckless Driving After Fatal Crash in Virginia

By Simms Showers LLP |

A Tennessee truck driver faces criminal charges for reckless driving after causing two fatalities in Roanoke County, according to an article by ABC affiliate WSET. This truck accident occurred on Wednesday, October 2nd, on Interstate 81 near mile marker 134. At approximately 6 p.m., the truck driver was operating a tractor-trailer on the northbound… Read More »

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Virginia Man Arrested for Drunk Driving & Refusing DUI Test in Leesburg

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A man from Herndon faces Virginia criminal charges for driving under the influence (DUI) and refusing a DUI test, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office arrested the Herndon man on Friday, October 4th at approximately 11 p.m. That is when sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of a… Read More »

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How Does Virginia Law Address Medical Marijuana?

By Simms Showers LLP |

In the interest of public health and safety, the Commonwealth of Virginia has strict laws against and penalties for various drug crimes. Outside of specific medical exceptions, it is unlawful to possess or distribute illegal drugs, including marijuana. More specifically, Code of Virginia Section 18.2-250.1 makes it illegal to possess marijuana or other forms… Read More »

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Two People Arrested for Grand Larceny in Loudoun County

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The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office arrested a West Virginia man and a Maryland woman for grand larceny after a shoplifting incident in Leesburg, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. This shoplifting incident occurred on Wednesday, September 4th at approximately 2:24 a.m. That is when sheriff’s deputies arrived at a store in the… Read More »

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Dissecting 6 Common Types of Reckless Driving in Virginia

By Simms Showers LLP |

To ensure safety on roadways across the commonwealth, Virginia enforces rigorous laws against reckless driving and equivalently hazardous behavior. Under Virginia law, reckless driving generally occurs when a driver places other people or property in jeopardy of harm. On top of this general standard, Virginia law also features an assortment of specific laws against… Read More »

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