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Can a DUI Affect Employment Status in Virginia?

By Simms Showers LLP |

The subject of today’s blog post centers on the relationship between an arrest or conviction for driving under the influence (DUI) and future employment opportunities. For the purposes of this discussion, it is important to note that a DUI arrest or conviction can result in a criminal record. In certain employment settings, the presence… Read More »

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Police Charge 44 People in Virginia for Drug and Gun Crimes

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Several law enforcement organizations combined forces over the course eight months to bust an illegal drug operation, according to an article by The Virginian-Pilot. This combined police effort led to criminal charges against 44 people, including drug and weapon offenses. Overall, law enforcement agents were able to seize illegal drugs and weapons as well… Read More »

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New European Union Law Affects U.S. Businesses and Nonprofits

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The European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect on May 25, 2018. This new directive is far-reaching and imposes steep penalties for non-compliance. Moreover, it’s scope extends to any entity gathering personal data (defined broadly) from EU citizens, regardless of the entity’s location. This means that U.S. companies are required… Read More »

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How Does Virginia Address Juvenile Criminal Offenses?

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The Commonwealth of Virginia operates a special system for juvenile offenses. If the criminal offenders are under 18 years old, then they may qualify for the juvenile justice system in Virginia. Recognizing the young age of juvenile offenders, this system has separate procedures, facilities, and programs than the adult criminal justice system. The juvenile… Read More »

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NUTS AND BOLTS OF A PERSONAL INJURY CASE

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By Daniel J. Hebda, Esq. In the aftermath of a painful and traumatizing personal injury accident, the whirl of paperwork and the antics of insurance companies often produce just as much anxiety and uncertainty as the accident itself. Although personal injuries sadly occur every day, no one expects them to happen, and consequently very… Read More »

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Sleepy Driver Convicted of Reckless Driving in Virginia

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A 22-year-old Virginia man pleaded guilty to reckless driving after he fell asleep at the wheel and caused a fatal crash, according to an article by WTOP. This car accident occurred on March 22, 2017. At that time, the Virginia man was driving to work on his normal morning commute. The man was admittedly… Read More »

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Virginia Senate Passes Bill to Allow Drunk Driving on Personal Property

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The Virginia Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill that will adjust existing prohibitions on driving under the influence (DUI), according to an article by USA Today. Officially referred to as SB 308, this slight adjustment will allow drunk driving at a person’s home or other personal property. Senator Richard Stuart, a Republican from King George,… Read More »

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Differences Between Illegal Drug Possession and Sale or Distribution in Virginia

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This blog post will detail the differences between the crimes of illegal drug possession and sale or distribution in Virginia. Often referred to legally as controlled substances, there are many laws in Virginia concerning illegal drugs. To gain an appreciation of this issue, the following sections will outline key definitions and penalties for the… Read More »

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New Federal Legislation Affecting Church and Community Youth Sport Programs

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President Trump recently signed new legislation which will affect privately run youth sport programs directly and indirectly, including church and community youth sports programs. Given the broad scope of the bill, this memo will address specifically how it will affect churches, nonprofits, and private community sports programs. Should you desire to read more on… Read More »

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Survey of Concealed Weapon Laws in Virginia

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The Commonwealth of Virginia employs a number of restrictions on carrying concealed weapons. In order to gain a full appreciation of this legal topic, the following sections will explore concealed carry definitions, exceptions, and penalties. What are Virginia’s Laws Concerning Concealed Weapons? As established in Code of Virginia 18.2-308, it is unlawful to carry… Read More »

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