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Monthly Archives: June 2020

Criminal

Animal Cruelty Charges Levied After Apparent Puppy Beating in Virginia

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Loudoun County authorities charged a 49-year-old man from Sterling, Virginia with animal cruelty after an alleged puppy beating, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. The authorities received a tip concerning this case on May 4th from a concerned bystander. The witness claimed to see the Virginia man lash a puppy with a… Read More »

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What are Several Common Types of Reckless Driving in Virginia?

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Under Virginia law, reckless driving is an offense that carries the possibility of severe criminal penalties. From a general standpoint, reckless driving occurs whenever a driver puts other people or property in danger of harm. Any person who commits reckless driving in Virginia is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. If convicted, a reckless… Read More »

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Conducting Youth/Children Ministry in a Digital Age

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Conducting Youth/Children Ministry in a Digital Age By Robert Showers, Esq. and Justin R. Coleman, Esq. Updated June 23, 2020 With the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting stay-at-home orders being issued by various states and local municipalities, churches have had to look to new ways to minister the gospel to its members and attendees. With… Read More »

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Virginia Police Arrest 5 People in Connection with Heroin Distribution

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The Greene County Sheriff’s Office arrested five individuals for various Virginia drug crimes in connection with distributing heroin, according to an article by NBC affiliate WVIR. These arrests and charges came in the wake of a search warrant, executed by sheriff’s deputies in Stanardsville on May 4th. In the process, the deputies arrested five… Read More »

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What are the Virginia Penalties for Minors Who Commit DUI?

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Even though the legal drinking age is 21 years old in Virginia, certain underage minors consume alcohol anyway and even drive under the influence (DUI) thereafter. Given that underage minors are prohibited from consuming alcohol, Virginia law features a zero tolerance approach to underage drinking and driving. Underage DUI Laws in Virginia Code of… Read More »

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Virginia Man Charged with Felony for Indecent Exposure

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A Virginia man faces felony charges for taking indecent liberties after exposing himself to several minors on two occasions, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. The first incident occurred on May 27th at approximately 2 p.m. in Ashburn. Near the 43000 block of Buttermere Terrace, the Virginia man allegedly walked up to… Read More »

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This Intractable Lie

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This Intractable Lie By Wintley Phipps (republished with permission) During this fight for justice for all, we would like to speak out as well through the words of our dear friend Wintley Phipps. As a firm, we stand against the lie of racism and fight daily to bring justice to the lives of those… Read More »

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Virginia Police Combat Reckless Driving & DUI Over Memorial Day Weekend

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Over Memorial Day weekend this year, the Virginia State Police reported 2,489 reckless driving and 70 DUI incidents with eight traffic fatalities, according to an article by the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Even though the COVID-19 pandemic was expected to decrease overall traffic over the holiday weekend, the figures are almost identical to last year. In… Read More »

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How Does Virginia Law Safeguard Against the Dangers of Meth?

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The Commonwealth of Virginia features many laws against different types of drug crimes, ranging from possession to distribution or manufacture. But in the case of meth — which is notoriously dangerous to produce, releasing toxic fumes in the process — there are additional considerations. To dissuade the possession, distribution, or manufacture of this substance,… Read More »

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How Does Virginia Law Deal with Repeat DUI Offenders?

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Any person who driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs in Virginia places other people and property in serious risk of harm. This risk increases exponentially for repeat offenders who regularly engage in this type of dangerous driving behavior, including those with high levels of blood-alcohol concentration (BAC). To deter people from… Read More »

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