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HOW TO FILE FOR GOVERNMENT HELP FROM CARES ACT

By Simms Showers LLP |

It has only been a day since our important article detailing options available to small businesses, churches, and nonprofits impacted by the coronavirus and related restrictions. As we expected, the situation has continued, and likely will continue, to rapidly evolve. Since the writing of our article, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Small Business… Read More »

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When Does a DUI Become Manslaughter in Virginia?

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Across the Commonwealth of Virginia, it is illegal to drive under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs. Any person who operates a motor vehicle, engine, or train while impaired and incapable of driving safely is guilty of DUI in Virginia. Most drivers charged with a first or second DUI offense generally face misdemeanor… Read More »

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How CARES Act Impacts Small Businesses, Churches, Nonprofits and Individuals

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By William R. Thetford, Esq. and H. Robert Showers, Esq.   Businesses, nonprofits and churches have faced unprecedented levels of restrictions on travel, meeting, and commerce in an effort to limit the spread of the Coronavirus. This has led to many businesses, nonprofits, churches and even entire industries, to face severe economic peril and… Read More »

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How New FMLA Changes and EPSLA Will Affect Churches and Nonprofits During the Coronavirus Outbreak throughout 2020.

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By Robert Showers, Esq. and Q&A with permission of Danny Miller, Esq. March 27, 2020 The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“Act”) has now been enacted, the second significant federal law addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. The Act is designed to provide paid leave to cushion employees who cannot work due to certain virus-related circumstances…. Read More »

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What is Wrongful Termination Under Virginia Employment Law?

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Wrongful termination is a legal doctrine that may apply when an employer decides to sever ties with an employee. In the Commonwealth of Virginia – which is an at-will employment state – there are few protections against termination. There are various federal and state laws, though, that prohibit discrimination and harassment, and can support… Read More »

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Virginia Reckless Driving: Where Speeding Can Become Criminal

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The Commonwealth of Virginia recognizes that speeding is an extremely dangerous behavior that can result in property damage, physical injury, and even death. That is why certain types of speeding can result in criminal charges for reckless driving, which features extremely harsh penalties. In most cases, reckless driving is a Class 1 misdemeanor. If… Read More »

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THE HEART OF THE ESTATE PLAN

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By J. Vance Stallings, Esq. Of Counsel SimmsShowers Law   It is often the case that estate planning attorneys and clients think of estate planning as a very practical exercise designed to pass along assets to the next generation, reduce taxes, avoid the probate process, and protect assets for creditors and litigants.  And, of… Read More »

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How Does Virginia Define & Punish Crimes Against Animals?

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Virginia law provides a number of protections for the health and safety of animals — from companion pets like dogs or cats to livestock like cows or poultry. Any person who mistreats animals in violation of Virginia law can face severe criminal penalties, including confinement in jail and steep fines. Though the exact nature… Read More »

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Virginia Teenager Faces Reckless Driving Charges After Fleeing Police

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A Virginia teenager faces charges for reckless driving and other offenses after attempting to flee law enforcement in Loudoun County, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. This incident occurred on December 26th at approximately 1 a.m. in Round Hill. That is when deputies from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office attempted to conduct… Read More »

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Virginia Woman Arrested in Sterling for Various Drug Crimes

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Loudoun County Sheriff’s deputies arrested and charged a woman from Sterling, Virginia, for various drug crimes, including possession and intent to distribute, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. On January 17th at approximately 4 p.m., sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of loitering in a restaurant parking lot near the 45900 block of… Read More »

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