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Virginia School Principal Arrested For DWI & Hit And Run In Loudoun County

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The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office arrested an elementary school principal for driving while intoxicated (DWI) and hit-and-run offenses, according to an article by ABC affiliate WJLA. Sheriff’s deputies began investigating this incident after responding to reports of a vehicle crashing into a residence. The perpetrator left the scene of the accident without providing any… Read More »

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Virginia Drug Crimes: Common Nuisances & Fortified Drug Houses

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When discussing drug crimes under Virginia law, the conversation tends to revolve around possession, distribution, or trafficking. These crimes typically make the news headlines and, thus, dominate much of the attention. But the Virginia laws against various drug crimes go far beyond possession, distribution, or trafficking offenses. For example, it is a Virginia drug… Read More »

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Virginia Man Faces Reckless Driving Charges For Fatal Accident

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Police arrested a man from Sterling, Virginia for allegedly committing reckless driving and causing a fatality, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. The Virginia State Police stated that this accident occurred on August 27 at approximately 1 p.m. in Fauquier County. At that point, the Sterling man was driving on James Madison… Read More »

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Overview Of Money Laundering Laws & Penalties In Virginia

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Money laundering is a white-collar crime under Virginia law. This offense involves property or cash obtained from criminal activities that is “laundered” or “washed” into seemingly legal instruments. Depending on the circumstances of the offense, money laundered can result in misdemeanor or felony charges in Virginia. Money Laundering Definitions Code of Virginia Section 18.2-246.2… Read More »

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3 FAQs On Reckless Driving Under Virginia Law

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Reckless driving is a broad criminal offense under Virginia law that can occur in many different forms. At a threshold level, reckless driving involves dangerous conduct behind the wheel of a vehicle. Accordingly, reckless driving offenders can face serious criminal penalties. What is Reckless Driving in Virginia? Code of Virginia Section 46.2-852 establishes the… Read More »

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Loudoun County Firefighter Charged With Arson In Virginia

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A volunteer firefighter in Loudoun County faces criminal charges for arson after allegedly setting their vehicle ablaze, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. The volunteer firefighter in question lives in West Virginia and was serving as a member of both the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System and the Purcellville Volunteer… Read More »

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Fatal Crash Leads To Reckless Driving Charges For Virginia Woman

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A Virginia woman faces criminal charges for reckless driving after allegedly causing a fatal accident, according to an article by FOX affiliate WFXR. The Virginia State Police indicated that this single-vehicle accident occurred just before 8 p.m. on Monday, October 31. At that time, the Virginia woman allegedly left the road after entering a… Read More »

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How Does Virginia Define & Penalize Stalking?

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The Virginia Criminal Code establishes a blanket prohibition against repeated contact of an unwanted nature. Referred to legally as stalking, this crime does not always feature actual violence. Similar to assault, stalking places a victim in reasonable fear of potential violence. What is the Virginia Definition of Stalking? Code of Virginia Section 18.2-60.3 defines… Read More »

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School Bus Driver Charged With DUI In Virginia

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A D.C. school bus driver faces criminal charges for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol in Virginia, according to an article by NBC News. Nine children sustained minor injuries as a result of this incident. Police reports indicate that the bus driver was transporting 44 children and nine adults on a field trip… Read More »

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How Does Virginia Classify Substances For Drug Crimes?

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Drug crimes under Virginia law are not created as equals. Depending on the type of drug in question — referred to legally as controlled substances — charges for possession or distribution crimes can vary wildly. The penalties for drug crimes involving more dangerous substances like heroin or cocaine are more severe than offenses involving… Read More »

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