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Monthly Archives: April 2021

GunCharges

Virginia Man Charged For Multiple Drug Crimes & Weapon Offenses

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Local and state law enforcement collaborated to arrest a Virginia man for multiple drug crimes and weapon offenses, according to an article by NBC12. Law enforcement officers arrested this Virginia man after executing a search warrant in Prince George County. After completing their search of the premises and the Virginia man in question, law… Read More »

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What Is The Virginia Crime Of Involuntary Manslaughter?

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Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs is already a serious criminal offense in Virginia. In certain cases, the consequences for DUI can become even more severe, particularly in cases of involuntary manslaughter, which represents the intersection of DUI and manslaughter statutes in Virginia. How Does Virginia Define & Punish DUI? Code… Read More »

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What You Need to Know About H.R. 5 (“The Equality Act”)

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What You Need to Know About H.R. 5 (“The Equality Act”) By H. Robert Showers, Esq. and William R. Thetford, Esq.  April 27, 2021 In the wake of the new administration, Congress has taken up H.R. 5, entitled the Equality Act by its supporters. Evangelical Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox Jewish groups, as well as… Read More »

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How Does Virginia Define & Punish Marijuana Drug Crimes?

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In the Commonwealth of Virginia, there are laws against a variety of drug crimes. There are essentially two types of marijuana drug crimes in Virginia: possession and distribution. Marijuana possession is a lower-level offense, typically punishable by a simple fine. On the other, marijuana distribution can lead to more serious charges and the definite… Read More »

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Virginia Man Charged With Multiple DUIs & Traffic Crimes In Less Than 12 Hours

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Within a period of less than 12 hours, a man from Fredericksburg, Virginia allegedly committed two DUIs and various other traffic violations, according to an article by the ABC-affiliate WJLA. Apparently, law enforcement first arrested this man for a DUI accident at approximately midnight on Monday, February 22. Around 7 a.m. the next morning,… Read More »

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Investigating 5 Common Types Of Reckless Driving In Virginia

By Simms Showers LLP |

Reckless driving is a criminal traffic offense in Virginia that revolves around dangerous behavior on the roads. The overarching statute states that a person commits reckless driving if they operate a vehicle in a way that creates a risk of property damage, physical injury, or death. When a person commits reckless driving in Virginia,… Read More »

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Virginia Man Faces Charges For Trespass, Assault, Larceny & Other Crimes

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The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Virginia man for grand larceny, assault and battery, and various other crimes, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. On February 11, sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of a stolen vehicle near the 42900 block of Fadeley Lane in Sterling. Law enforcement tracked the suspect to… Read More »

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Virginia Charges Maryland Man with Reckless Driving & Assaulting Police

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After allegedly leading police on a dangerous chase, a Maryland man faces criminal charges for reckless driving and assaulting a police officer in Virginia, according to an article by NBC29. On Sunday, February 7, Augusta County Sheriff’s deputies attempted to execute a traffic stop in the 400 block of East Side Highway. When the… Read More »

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How Does Virginia Protect Against Stalking?

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Under the Virginia Criminal Code, stalking is an offense that involves repeated and unwelcome contact. Existing in both misdemeanor and felony versions, the intention of stalking is to place a victim in reasonable fear of harm or injury. Stalking laws in Virginia protect a person’s family and household members. What is the Virginia Definition… Read More »

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