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Monthly Archives: October 2022


Virginia Woman Arrested For DUI & Assaulting Police

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The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Virginia woman for allegedly driving under the influence (DUI) and assaulting a police officer, according to an article by Patch. This incident occurred on Tuesday, September 20 at approximately 9:30 p.m. That is when the Virginia woman allegedly caused an accident near Newvalley Church Road and Rosefinch… Read More »

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What Is A Conspiracy Drug Crime Under Virginia Law?

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In the context of Virginia drug crimes, conspiracy offenses represent a somewhat unique approach. For this offense to apply, the perpetrator must conspire with at least one other person to commit — or attempt to commit — a drug crime in violation of Virginia law. The punishment for conspiracy drug crimes is linked directly… Read More »

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Virginia Woman Charged With Reckless Driving & Other Offenses

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Police arrested a Virginia woman for reckless driving and other offenses after a high-speed chase, according to an article by ABC affiliate WRIC. This incident occurred on Tuesday, August 16 at approximately 8 a.m. That is when police observed a speeding passenger vehicle that was cutting around other traffic on Interstate 95. When police… Read More »

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Maryland Man Charged With DUI & DUI Maiming In Virginia

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A Maryland man faces charges for driving under the influence (DUI), DUI maiming, and other crimes in Virginia, according to an article by NBC affiliate WWBT. This incident occurred on August 18 at approximately 11 p.m. That is when the Maryland man allegedly caused an accident on Interstate 95 by crashing into a firetruck…. Read More »

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West Virginia’s Complicated Relationship with Church Incorporation

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West Virginia’s current Constitution prohibits the State from allowing any church under its authority to incorporate, making it the last state not to allow church incorporation. Article VI, Section 47 of the West Virginia Constitution explicitly states: “No charter of incorporation shall be granted to any church or religious denomination.” [1] Surprisingly to some,… Read More »

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Analyzing 3 Versions Of Arson Crimes In Virginia

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Arson is a general term that can refer to a number of fire-related crimes under Virginia law. From a general standpoint, arson usually involves burning or using explosive to destroy a residence, building, or some kind of property. To appreciate the nuances of arson in Virginia, please find below the laws against and penalties… Read More »

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What Is The Safe Overdose Reporting Law For Virginia Drug Crimes?

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When a person reports an overdose in Virginia, they can secure immunity from prosecution for certain drug crimes. This law exists to help ensure that any overdose is promptly reported, thus allowing medical personnel to react as quickly as possible. But in order to qualify for immunity under this law, the overdose reporter must… Read More »

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Can I Face Virginia Reckless Driving Charges For Passing Vehicles?

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Reckless driving in Virginia is a broadly construed criminal offense that can involve various types of conduct. From a macro standpoint, this offense requires a driver to operate a vehicle in a reckless or dangerous fashion that creates a likelihood of property damage, physical injury, or death. Before proceeding any further, it is important… Read More »

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Former Teacher/Instructor Faces Forgery Charges In Loudoun County

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A former teacher and driving instructor for the Loudoun County Public Schools faces Virginia charges for forgery, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. On June 20, this 26-year-old man resigned from his roles as physical education teacher at Guilford Elementary School and part-time driving instructor at Rock Ridge High School. Approximately four… Read More »

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