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Author Archives: Jay Butchko

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Investigating 5 Common Types Of Reckless Driving In Virginia

By Simms Showers LLP |

Reckless driving is a criminal traffic offense in Virginia that revolves around dangerous behavior on the roads. The overarching statute states that a person commits reckless driving if they operate a vehicle in a way that creates a risk of property damage, physical injury, or death. When a person commits reckless driving in Virginia,… Read More »

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Virginia Man Faces Charges For Trespass, Assault, Larceny & Other Crimes

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The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Virginia man for grand larceny, assault and battery, and various other crimes, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. On February 11, sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of a stolen vehicle near the 42900 block of Fadeley Lane in Sterling. Law enforcement tracked the suspect to… Read More »

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Virginia Charges Maryland Man with Reckless Driving & Assaulting Police

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After allegedly leading police on a dangerous chase, a Maryland man faces criminal charges for reckless driving and assaulting a police officer in Virginia, according to an article by NBC29. On Sunday, February 7, Augusta County Sheriff’s deputies attempted to execute a traffic stop in the 400 block of East Side Highway. When the… Read More »

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How Does Virginia Protect Against Stalking?

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Under the Virginia Criminal Code, stalking is an offense that involves repeated and unwelcome contact. Existing in both misdemeanor and felony versions, the intention of stalking is to place a victim in reasonable fear of harm or injury. Stalking laws in Virginia protect a person’s family and household members. What is the Virginia Definition… Read More »

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Multistate Drug Trafficking Operation Ends with Guilty Pleas in Virginia

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Five people pleaded guilty to various federal crimes involving a drug-trafficking operation in Virginia and North Carolina, according to an article by WAVY. This operation encompassed numerous drug crimes and other violations, and it primarily involved fentanyl, heroin, and cocaine. This case was a result of Operation Cookout, a federal law enforcement endeavor in… Read More »

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When Does DUI Become a Felony Crime in Virginia?

By Simms Showers LLP |

The Virginia Criminal Code makes it illegal to drive under the influence (DUI) or while impaired. Under Virginia law, it does not matter if intoxication or impairment comes from alcohol, drugs, or a combination of substances. The moment a person loses the ability to drive safely and carefully, driving their vehicle can qualify as… Read More »

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Overview of U.S. Federal Laws Against Distributing Illegal Drugs

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In addition to state laws against drug crimes in Virginia and other jurisdictions, there are also drug offenses that represent federal crimes. As at the state level, illegal drugs are referred to as controlled substances and divided into schedules based on various factors. In order for federal charges to apply, the U.S. government needs… Read More »

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Virginia Man Faces Reckless Driving & Repeat DUI Charges

By Simms Showers LLP |

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Virginia man for DUI, reckless driving, and various other offenses, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. As stated in official reports, a sheriff’s deputy responded to reports of a possible incident on Monday, January 25 at approximately 2 p.m. Near the area of Enterprise Street… Read More »

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What is the Difference Between Regular & Aggravated Sexual Battery?

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There are many laws against sex crimes in the Virginia Criminal Code, chargeable at either the misdemeanor or felony level. Within the domain of Virginia, regular and aggravated sexual battery are two offenses that involve abuse, and the use of force or threats of force. Despite the similarities, the regular version is a misdemeanor,… Read More »

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Virginia Man Charged With Reckless Driving & Attempted Capital Murder

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A man from Chesterfield, Virginia faces charges for reckless driving and attempted capital murder of a police officer after allegedly causing a deadly crash, according to an article by ABC affiliate WRIC. According to official reports, the Virginia State Police attempted to pull over the Chesterfield man on Interstate 95 on Thursday, January 21…. Read More »

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