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Monthly Archives: November 2021

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Does Virginia Have Separate Laws For Underage DUI?

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Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, drugs, or a combination of substances is a serious criminal offense in Virginia. In addition to the standard charges that adults can face for drunk driving, Virginia has separate legal provisions for underage minors who commit DUI. As underage minors are not legally allowed to drink alcohol,… Read More »

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Virginia Police Arrest 10 For Multiple Drug Crimes

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Multiple law enforcement agencies collaborated to arrest 10 people for multiple drug crimes, including unlawful possession and distribution, according to an article by The Free Lance-Star. According to reports, the Virginia State Police collaborated with several local law enforcement agencies and the Naval Investigative Service to complete these arrests after approximately a seven-month investigation…. Read More »

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Virginia Man Charged For Reckless Driving & Child Endangerment

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A Virginia man faces charges for reckless driving and child endangerment after causing a crash that killed his infant child, according to an article by FOX affiliate WFXR. This incident occurred on July 29. The Virginia man was allegedly driving with a two-year-old child riding on his lap, without a seatbelt. The man apparently… Read More »

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Analyzing Three Different Types Of Larceny Under Virginia Law

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Larceny is a type of theft crime under the Virginia Criminal Code. Larceny can occur directly from the true owner or outside of their presence. Furthermore, larceny does not involve the use or threat of force, unlike robbery crimes. When larceny occurs “from the person,” it means the theft occurred directly from or in… Read More »

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Reckoning with the OSHA “Vaccination or Test” Mandate

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Reckoning with the OSHA “Vaccination or Test” Mandate By William R. Thetford, Jr. Esq. and Jonathan E. Monroe, Esq. November 16, 2021 The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) has released the long-anticipated Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS” or “Rule”). The Biden Administration directed OSHA to craft the ETS addressing COVID-19 vaccinations or alternatives for… Read More »

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Virginia Man Charged With DUI After Crashing Into Tree

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A 35-year-old Virginia man faces criminal charges for driving under the influence (DUI) after crashing into a tree in Kenbridge, according to an article by The Gazette-Virginian. This incident occurred at approximately 12:15 a.m. on Wednesday, September 22. The Virginia man was driving on Cowford Road, just south of Flashback Street. After apparently losing… Read More »

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Breaking Down Three Virginia Drug Crimes Involving Meth

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Within the domain of drug crimes under Virginia law, there are distinct provisions in place for offenses involving meth. This reality is partially due to the dangerousness of the manufacturing process for this substance. Meth possession drug crimes follow the same approach as other controlled substances. But for meth distribution or manufacturing drug crimes,… Read More »

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What Happens When A Virginia DUI Results In A Fatality?

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The Virginia Criminal Code features stringent laws against and penalties for driving under the influence (DUI). Any person who operates a motor vehicle while impaired in Virginia can face serious consequences, including jail or prison time and criminal fines. On top of the standard DUI laws and penalties in Virginia, there is also a… Read More »

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Virginia Woman Convicted Of Federal Distribution Drug Crime

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A jury returned a guilty verdict against a Virginia woman in a federal case for distribution drug crimes, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice. According to court records, the distribution drug crimes occurred between January 2014 and May 2017. Throughout this time period, the Virginia woman conspired with a… Read More »

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