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Monthly Archives: February 2023


What Is The Virginia Difference Between Misdemeanor & Felony DUI?

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Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, drugs, or other substances is a multifaceted criminal offense under Virginia law. After committing DUI in Virginia, a person will likely face misdemeanor or felony charges. From a higher-level standpoint, misdemeanor and felony DUI both involve intoxicated or impaired operation of motor vehicles, engines, or trains. Impairment… Read More »

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Virginia Man Sentenced For Distribution Drug Crimes

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A Virginia man faces 13 years in prison for committing distribution drug crimes, according to an article by ABC affiliate WRIC. Court documents indicate that this Virginia man was the subject of a long-running police investigation. In addition to staking out this man’s residence, police also sent confidential informants to purchase illegal drugs, which… Read More »

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Virginia School Bus Driver Charged With Reckless Driving

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A Virginia school bus driver faces reckless driving charges after allegedly crashing and causing injury to 14 children, according to an article by CBS affiliate WTVR. The driver in question was transporting children to an elementary school for class. Before they could arrive, however, the driver allegedly lost control of the vehicle, ran off… Read More »

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How Does Virginia Define & Punish Rape?

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Rape is arguably the most serious sexual offense under the Virginia Criminal Code. From a larger-level standpoint, rape can occur as a result of force, threat, or intimidation. Though rape can also involve mentally incapacitated, physically helpless, or underage victims. Whatever the circumstances of a rape charge, the penalties are extremely severe under Virginia… Read More »

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Virginia State Crime Commission Evaluates Drunk Driving

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The Virginia State Crime Commission (the “Commission”) is currently evaluating the statewide impact of drunk driving, according to an article by CBS affiliate WDBJ. A study from the Commission indicated that driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs is the cause of approximately one third of fatal crashes in Virginia. The study… Read More »

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How Does Virginia Address Cannabis Distribution Drug Crimes?

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Even though the Commonwealth of Virginia legalized cannabis for recreational possession and use, unlawful distribution remains a drug crime. Furthermore, any person who violates the Virginia laws against the distribution, sale, or gift of cannabis can face severe punishment, including criminal fines and confinement in jail or prison. What are the Virginia Laws Against… Read More »

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