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Virginia Kindergarten Teacher Arrested For Possession Drug Crime

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Police arrested a Virginia kindergarten teacher for the drug crime of cocaine possession, according to an article by CBS affiliate WRIC. According to official reports, a school resource officer noticed a suspicious substance in the Virginia teacher’s desk. The school official believed the substance to be cocaine, so the officer contacted the local police… Read More »

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What Happens If I Am Convicted Of DUI In Virginia?

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In the Commonwealth of Virginia, driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious criminal offense. Any person who operates a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol, drugs, or other substances can face misdemeanor or felony charges. Upon conviction for this crime, whether misdemeanor or felony, the criminal penalties can be exceedingly harsh. This is… Read More »

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Virginia Police Investigate Armed Carjacking In Loudoun County

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Virginia police are currently investigating a felony carjacking offense that occurred in Sterling, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. This incident occurred on Sunday, April 18. At approximately 1:30 a.m., in the 21800 block of Towncenter Plaza, two suspects allegedly drove an SUV into the parking lot and approached two male victims… Read More »

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Is It Reckless Driving In Virginia To Fail To Yield Right-Of-Way?

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Reckless driving is a criminal offense under the Virginia Criminal Code. A person commits reckless driving if they operate a motor vehicle in a way that threatens the safety of other people or property. On top of this general prohibition against dangerous driving conduct, there are other versions of reckless driving under Virginia law…. Read More »

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Loudoun County Man Arrested For DUI & Attempted Burglary In Virginia

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A man from Ashburn, Virginia faces criminal charges for driving under the influence (DUI) and attempted burglary, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. This incident occurred at approximately 11:30 p.m. on April 2, in the 20300 block of Belmont Park Terrace, when the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of an… Read More »

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Why Does Virginia Have Special Rules For Meth Drug Crimes?

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Within the umbrella of drug crimes under Virginia law, there are special rules for offenses involving methamphetamine. Commonly referred to as meth, this controlled substance presents a unique danger. Outside of the health risks of using meth, this substance is also difficult to manufacture and produces many toxic fumes. Consequently, Virginia law establishes separate… Read More »

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Amidst Anticipated Relief, Big Questions Remain for COVID Vaccines, Masking Requirements, and Risk Management

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Amidst Anticipated Relief, Big Questions Remain for COVID Vaccines, Masking Requirements, and Risk Management By William R. Thetford, Esq. and H. Robert Showers, Esq. May 28, 2021 The day many Americans began dreaming of in March 2020 is arriving as states end executive orders limiting gatherings, masks (at least for those who are vaccinated),… Read More »

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Comparing Three Types Of Arson Under Virginia Law

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In the Commonwealth of Virginia, it is either a misdemeanor or felony offense to use fire or explosives to damage structures or property. Legally referred to as arson, this criminal offense has severe consequences. Though the precise nature of the penalties can change based on the type of structure or property that was the… Read More »

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Responsibilities of Non-Profit Board Members

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Responsibilities of Non-Profit Board Members By Robert Showers, Esq. Last Updated June 18, 2021 Some time ago, we highlighted some legal potholes that could harm your non-profit organization and informed you on how you could alert your board of directors to these risks. This article attempts to turn the lens inward and address the… Read More »

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Multiple People Injured In Virginia Reckless Driving Accident

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Several people sustained injuries in a reckless-driving accident on Interstate 664 in Virginia, according to an article by 13News Now. This incident occurred on Wednesday, March 24 at approximately 6:30 a.m. A 37-year-old man was driving his pickup truck northbound on Interstate 664. The pickup driver had a medical emergency and rammed into a… Read More »

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