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Monthly Archives: September 2022


Ignition Interlock Systems V. Remote Alcohol Monitoring Devices In Virginia

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Upon conviction for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs in Virginia, an offender typically faces a period of driver’s license suspension or revocation. During this suspension or revocation period, the offender can only operate a motor vehicle with a restricted license and ignition interlock system or a remote alcohol monitoring device…. Read More »

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Virginia Jury Convicts 2 In Massive Drug Trafficking Case

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A federal jury returned guilty verdicts in a massive drug trafficking case that spanned from Texas to Virginia, according to a press release from the Department of Justice (DoJ). This case traces back to January 2016, when a Virginia man began coordinating a widespread drug trafficking conspiracy crime. Court documents indicate that this man… Read More »

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Virginia Reckless Driving Crash Causes 2 Deaths & 7 Injuries

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A 25-year-old man from Houston, Texas faces criminal charges for reckless driving in Virginia after allegedly causing an accident that resulted in two deaths and injuries to seven people, according to an article by ABC affiliate WJLA. On Thursday, September 8 at approximately 8:30 p.m., the Texas man was driving an RV eastbound on… Read More »

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Is It A Crime In Virginia To Carry A Concealed Handgun?

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Even though the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution authorizes individuals to “bear arms,” the Commonwealth of Virginia imposes limitations. For example, it can be a misdemeanor or felony weapon crime to carry a concealed weapon, including handguns. But if a person obtains a valid concealed handgun permit, they may be exempt from prosecution… Read More »

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Virginia Ignition Interlock Requirements For Drunk Drivers

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When a person drives under the influence (DUI) or drives while impaired (DWI) in Virginia, they typically lose driving privileges for a period of time. In order to operate a vehicle during the suspension or revocation period, DUI/DWI offenders must utilize an ignition interlock system. These systems help prevent further DUI/DWI incidents by testing… Read More »

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6 Sentenced In Virginia For Federal Drug Crimes

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The Eastern District of Virginia federal court sentenced six people to a combined 33 years in prison for conspiring to commit drug crimes, according to a press release from the Department of Justice. Court documents indicated that these drug crimes occurred from October 2020 to January 2021. During that time, a 56-year-old truck driver… Read More »

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Virginia Man Guilty Of Reckless Driving By Speed In Loudoun County

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A Loudoun County jury reached a guilty verdict in reckless driving, recommending the maximum fine allowable under Virginia law, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. The underlying incident in this case occurred on November 28, 2020 at approximately 9:30 a.m. At that point, a deputy with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office observed… Read More »

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Virginia Weapon Crimes Involving ‘Sawed-Off’ Shotguns & Rifles

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Virginia law prohibits many types of weapon crimes. Of particular note, there are severe penalties in place for offenses that involve the discharge of firearms. On top of those rules and regulations, Virginia has dedicated provisions that address “sawed-off” shotguns and rifles. From a general standpoint, Virginia outlaws these weapons, though as noted below… Read More »

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Virginia Woman Severely Injured In Loudoun County DUI Incident

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A Virginia woman sustained severe injury after leaving a moving vehicle operated by an alleged drunk driver, according to an article by Patch. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office reported that this incident occurred on May 11 just after 8 p.m. At that point, the Virginia woman was a passenger in a vehicle operated by… Read More »

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