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Monthly Archives: October 2021

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Virginia Man Faces Criminal Charges For Unlawful Filming

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A 21-year-old Virginia man faces misdemeanor charges for allegedly filming other people in a public bathroom, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. According to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, this offense took place on May 25 at the Dulles Town Center in Sterling. Allegedly, the Virginia man was in a bathroom taking… Read More »

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Virtual Currency Gifts: Should Churches and Nonprofits Accept Bitcoin?

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Virtual Currency Gifts: Should Churches and Nonprofits Accept Bitcoin? By William R. Thetford, Esq. and H. Robert Showers, Esq. Updated October 27, 2021 Preface Excitement rides high on the cryptocurrency wave these days. Even on the wave, though, one must be wary of the height. For churches and nonprofits, that height presents some serious… Read More »

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How Does Virginia Punish Improper, Aggressive & Reckless Driving?

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Virginia law requires all drivers to operate their vehicles in a safe and controlled manner. If a driver disregards this overarching requirement, they could receive severe punishment for aggressive, improper, or reckless driving. The exact nature of the charges and corresponding punishment vary greatly based on the circumstances of the offense. How Does Virginia… Read More »

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Virginia Police Boosted DUI Patrols Through Labor Day Weekend

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For the 20th straight year, Virginia law enforcement augmented patrols through Labor Day weekend in an attempt to minimize driving under the influence (DUI), according to an article by NBC12. Officially referred to as “Checkpoint Strikeforce DUI,” this campaign attempted to increase awareness of the risks and dangers of drunk driving and decrease the… Read More »

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Comparing Possession & Possession With Intent Drug Crimes In Virginia

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In most situations, it is a Virginia drug crime to possess any controlled substance, with or without suggesting an intent to distribute. Controlled substance is the technical term for illegal drugs. Substances classified in Schedule I/II are the most addictive and typically pose the highest risk to the end user. Schedule I/II controlled substances… Read More »

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Does Failing To Give Proper Signals Qualify As Reckless Driving In Virginia?

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Reckless driving in Virginia is a criminal offense that can result in severe criminal consequences. This offense involves a failure to safeguard other people or property from dangerous driving behavior. When a person drives their vehicle in a way that threatens the safety of others, reckless driving charges are likely appropriate under Virginia law…. Read More »

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Virginia Authorities Charge Driver For Failing To Yield To Pedestrian

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A female driver faces charges for the traffic violation of failing to yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. According to the Leesburg Police Department, this incident occurred on Tuesday, August 17 at approximately 9:18 a.m. at Catoctin Circle near the Leesburg Post Office. Allegedly, the female… Read More »

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Overview Of Impersonation Crimes Under Virginia Criminal Law

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From misdemeanor to felony charges, the impersonation of certain individuals or organizations can lead to criminal consequences in Virginia. Virginia law prohibits the impersonation of police officers and public safety personnel. Additionally, Virginia law protects the ability of organizations and associations to safeguard their insignia and other defining characteristics. Impersonating Police Officer The state… Read More »

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