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Monthly Archives: May 2021

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Amidst Anticipated Relief, Big Questions Remain for COVID Vaccines, Masking Requirements, and Risk Management

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Amidst Anticipated Relief, Big Questions Remain for COVID Vaccines, Masking Requirements, and Risk Management By William R. Thetford, Esq. and H. Robert Showers, Esq. May 28, 2021 The day many Americans began dreaming of in March 2020 is arriving as states end executive orders limiting gatherings, masks (at least for those who are vaccinated),… Read More »

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Comparing Three Types Of Arson Under Virginia Law

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In the Commonwealth of Virginia, it is either a misdemeanor or felony offense to use fire or explosives to damage structures or property. Legally referred to as arson, this criminal offense has severe consequences. Though the precise nature of the penalties can change based on the type of structure or property that was the… Read More »

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Responsibilities of Non-Profit Board Members

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Responsibilities of Non-Profit Board Members By Robert Showers, Esq. Last Updated June 18, 2021 Some time ago, we highlighted some legal potholes that could harm your non-profit organization and informed you on how you could alert your board of directors to these risks. This article attempts to turn the lens inward and address the… Read More »

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Multiple People Injured In Virginia Reckless Driving Accident

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Several people sustained injuries in a reckless-driving accident on Interstate 664 in Virginia, according to an article by 13News Now. This incident occurred on Wednesday, March 24 at approximately 6:30 a.m. A 37-year-old man was driving his pickup truck northbound on Interstate 664. The pickup driver had a medical emergency and rammed into a… Read More »

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Virginia Police Arrest Eighteen-Year-Old Female For Carjacking Elderly Victim

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Virginia law enforcement officers arrested an eighteen-year-old woman on charges of carjacking and several other criminal offenses, according to an article by WAVY. According to official statements, this incident occurred on March 4 at approximately noon in Hampton. That is when Public Safety Communications received a call concerning an alleged carjacking near the 100… Read More »

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Comparing Reckless Driving Against Improper & Aggressive Driving In Virginia

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In the interest of preserving safe roads and highways, the Commonwealth of Virginia has laws against reckless driving and other traffic violations. Improper and aggressive driving are two examples of traffic infractions that are similar to reckless driving, but are charged as two separate offenses. Any person who commits reckless, improper, or aggressive driving… Read More »

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Does Virginia Offer Lesser Sentences For First-Time Drug Crime Offenders?

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In the Commonwealth of Virginia, first-time offenders charged with certain drug crimes may qualify for a lenient sentence. In this situation, the Virginia courts may place the offender on probation, instead of finding the offender guilty. This pathway enables first-time offenders to avoid the consequences of a conviction and criminal record. The offender must… Read More »

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What Is The Virginia Approach To Ignition Interlock Systems For DUI Offenses?

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When a person commits driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs in Virginia, there are significant criminal consequences. For both misdemeanor and felony versions of DUI, an offender can face criminal fines, a jail sentence, and driver’s license suspension. During the license suspension period, though, certain DUI offenders may obtain restricted driving… Read More »

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Virginia Man Charged With Weapon Offenses After Shooting In Sterling

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Law enforcement arrested a nineteen-year-old Virginia man for several weapon offenses after an alleged shooting, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. The incident in question occurred on Saturday, February 20 at approximately 5 p.m., when deputies from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of gunfire near Commerce Street and East… Read More »

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How Does Speeding In Virginia Become Reckless Driving?

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Many traffic violations in Virginia are basic civil offenses that normally result in a fine, including minor offenses like speeding tickets. That is not the case with reckless driving. This dangerous traffic violation can result in criminal fines and confinement. In certain speeding cases, there is a very fine line between reckless driving and… Read More »

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