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Virginia Man Arrested for Armed Robbery & Multiple Drug Crimes

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Virginia law enforcement arrested a man from Sterling on charges of multiple drug crimes and armed robbery, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. This incident traces back to Friday, September 11th at approximately 8 p.m. Deputies of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of an armed robbery near the 46000… Read More »

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What is Implied Consent to DUI Testing in Virginia?

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The Commonwealth of Virginia has a duty to maintain safety and security on all highways and roadways within its borders. In keeping with this duty, Virginia prohibits drivers from driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs. Furthermore, Virginia law stipulates implied consent to DUI testing for all drivers who operate a vehicle… Read More »

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Legal Alert: Lawsuit Filed Challenging the Virginia Values Act

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Simms Showers attorneys H. Robert Showers and William R. Thetford as local counsel, allied with the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), filed a suit challenging the controversial Virginia Values Act in Virginia courts last week. As we wrote previously, Virginia law underwent an unprecedented shift during this year’s legislative session. One of the key changes… Read More »

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Virginia Laws Against & Penalties for Animal Crimes

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Most of the time, misdemeanor and felony crimes in Virginia involve human victims. Though, in certain cases, animals can be the victims of crime as well. For the alleged criminal actor, there is a real possibility of jail time or criminal fines, regardless of whether the victim was a person or an animal. Animal… Read More »

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Virginia Reckless Driver Arrested in Florida

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Florida police arrested a man from Chesapeake, Virginia on pending charges of reckless driving and several other offenses, according to an article by The Virginian-Pilot. This Virginia man allegedly drove a truck into a group of Oceanfront protestors back in May. This arrest came on the heels of a warrant issued last week by… Read More »

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Underage Virginia Male Charged with Reckless Driving & Other Offenses in Ashburn

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A 20-year-old male from Virginia faces criminal charges for reckless driving and several other offenses after a traffic stop in Ashburn, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. On Saturday, July 25th at approximately 2 a.m., a deputy from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Department observed a speeding vehicle near Gloucester Parkway and Ashburn… Read More »

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Exploring Virginia Laws Against Domestic Violence & Family Abuse

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Under Virginia law, domestic violence is a broad term describing various criminal acts perpetrated against a family member or relative. Referred to legally as family abuse in Virginia, domestic violence requires the victim to be a family or household member of the perpetrator. Stated otherwise, domestic violence centers on the legal relationship between the… Read More »

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Drunk Driver Arrested in Sterling After Causing Car Crash

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The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 37-year-old woman for drunk driving after an alleged automotive collision, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. Sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of a vehicle crash on July 27th at approximately 9 p.m. Near the intersection of West Church Street and North York Road, the deputies… Read More »

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How Does Virginia Punish Drug Crimes Involving Minors?

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The Commonwealth of Virginia has laws against various drug crimes, such as possession or distribution. In the interest of protecting the health and safety of children, Virginia law has a separate categorization for certain drug crimes involving minors. As explained below, Virginia prohibits any person from advertising drug paraphernalia or distributing drugs to minors…. Read More »

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Loudoun County Police Search Ongoing for Reckless Driver in Stolen RV

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The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate an apparent reckless driving incident, after an unknown perpetrator drove a smoking RV through Sterling, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. Law enforcement received reports of this incident on Sunday, August 2nd at approximately 2 a.m. The reports indicated that a person was driving… Read More »

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