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Monthly Archives: January 2020

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Assessing 4 Consequences of a DUI Conviction in Virginia

By Simms Showers LLP |

Every year across the Commonwealth of Virginia, driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs is an unfortunate cause of harm and injury. From property damage to physical injury or even death, drunk drivers are exceedingly dangerous. Accordingly, Virginia law features a myriad of penalties and punishments to dissuade people from drinking and… Read More »

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What are the Virginia Laws Against Selling Drug Paraphernalia?

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In addition to laws against possessing or distributing illegal drugs, the Commonwealth of Virginia also outlaws the sale of drug-related equipment. Referred to legally as drug paraphernalia, this term includes various types of devices and equipment that are used primarily to consume illegal drugs. What Constitutes Drug Paraphernalia in Virginia? Under Code of Virginia… Read More »

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Former Leesburg Publisher Sentenced for Two Federal Crimes

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A former publisher from Leesburg will go to prison and pay restitution for two federal crimes, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. This sentence came pursuant to a guilty plea entered in June, involving one count of wire fraud and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm. The 53-year-old Leesburg man… Read More »

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What are Several Common Penalties for Reckless Driving in Virginia?

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Under Virginia law, reckless driving is a criminal offense that involves dangerous behavior on the roads. Generally speaking, reckless driving occurs when a driver creates a risk of property damage, physical injury, or death. Though Virginia law also establishes many specific types of reckless driving, such as operating a vehicle with faulty brakes. The… Read More »

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Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances Under Virginia Law

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The Commonwealth of Virginia has laws against various drug crimes in the interest of public health and safety. One of the most common crimes in this domain involves unlawful possession of illegal drugs, which are referred to legally as controlled substances. Depending on the type of substance in question, unlawful possession charges can result… Read More »

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Fatal Crash Leads to DUI & Involuntary Manslaughter Charges for Ashburn Man

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An Ashburn man faces criminal charges for driving under the influence (DUI) and involuntary manslaughter after causing a fatal crash, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. The authorities issued formal charges this December after completing an investigation into the November 16th accident. At approximately 2 a.m. on that date, the Ashburn man… Read More »

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Parking Lot Tax Repealed

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By H. Robert Showers, Esq. A very controversial provision called the “Parking Lot Tax” which was included with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) was officially repealed December 20, 2019, after President Trump signed into law two spending packages—worth a combined $1.4 trillion—that Congress adopted earlier. The original provision was an… Read More »

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Leesburg Man Arrested for Allegedly Groping a Teenager

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The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Leesburg man for allegedly committing sexual assault against a minor, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. This man also faces kidnapping charges related to this incident. According to the authorities, this 54-year-old Leesburg man was a coach at a local sports training facility in Ashburn…. Read More »

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Examining Virginia Traffic Data for Reckless Driving & Speeding

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Across Virginia in 2018, approximately 500,000 people received speeding tickets and 120,000 people faced reckless driving charges, according to an article by CBS affiliate WTVR. Parsing out last year’s case data from the Virginia General District Courts, approximately 98 percent of speeding tickets were for driving at least 10 miles per hour above the… Read More »

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Virginia Laws Regulating the Sale & Distribution of Dextromethorphan

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The Commonwealth of Virginia has laws against many drug crimes, regulating the sale, distribution, and possession of various substances. One of those substances is dextromethorphan, which is an active ingredient in numerous cough medicines. Dextromethorphan usually functions as a cough suppressant, delivering sedative, dissociative, and stimulant effects. High doses of dextromethorphan can cause harmful… Read More »

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