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Virginia Drunk Driver Assaults Police Officers During Arrest

By Simms Showers LLP |

After a traffic stop in Stafford, a Virginia woman faces criminal charges for driving under the influence (DUI) as well as assault and battery of a police officer, according to an article by FOX8. When law enforcement attempted to arrest this woman, she became extremely aggressive and assaulted the officers. This incident began when… Read More »

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How Does Virginia Address Methamphetamine Manufacturing?

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It is well documented that manufacturing methamphetamine (meth) is a dangerous and hazardous process. In order to produce this illegal drug, many toxic chemicals are required. Furthermore, the manufacturing process releases some of those toxic chemicals into the air, which presents a serious danger for anyone close to the scene. Recognizing this danger, the… Read More »

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Virginia Drunk Driver Receives 25-Year Sentence for Fatal Crash

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After causing a fatal crash approximately one year ago, a Virginia drunk driver received a 25-year prison sentence and 20 years of suspended time, according to an article by ABC7. In addition to incarceration, this 29-year-old Virginia man will face $1,000 in criminal fines and indefinite revocation of driving privileges. After his release from… Read More »

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How Does Virginia Protect Whistleblowers in the Workplace?

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Whistleblowers are employees who take a stand and report unlawful or illegal behavior in the workplace. These brave employees risk their jobs and wages to do the right thing and call out or testify to abuse, misconduct, and other wrongdoing. In certain unfortunate cases, employers have tried to silence whistleblowers through discrimination, threats, and… Read More »

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Virginia Truck Driver Overturns Vehicle & Faces Reckless Driving Charges

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A 26-year-old truck driver from Callao, Virginia, faces criminal charges for reckless driving after overturning his tractor-trailer in Richmond County, according to an article by CBS affiliate WTVR. This truck accident occurred at approximately 6 a.m. on Monday, February 11th. At that point, the truck driver was heading east on History Land Highway, which… Read More »

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SEXUAL MISCONDUCT PART II: POLICIES AND INVESTIGATIONS

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By William R. Thetford, Jr., Esq., and H. Robert Showers, Esq. Last Fall, we wrote about how nonprofits, ministries, small businesses, and churches can prevent sexual abuse and handle allegations of sexual abuse if they arise. This was of significant interest to our readers as it is a very pertinent issue faced by many…. Read More »

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What is the Penalty Structure for DUI Offenses in Virginia?

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When a person drives under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs in Virginia, they pose a serious threat to the health and safety of other people. That is why Virginia law features strict laws against and severe penalties for drunk driving. That being said, Virginia law does not treat all DUI offenses in… Read More »

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Possession & Distribution of Medical Marijuana in Virginia

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In most situations, it is illegal to possess or distribute marijuana in Virginia. As with other illegal drugs classified as controlled substances, there are severe criminal penalties for possession and distribution of marijuana. On the other hand, it is possible for certain people to possess and use marijuana for medical purposes. Accordingly, it is… Read More »

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Reporting Requirements for an Auto Accident in Virginia

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From small fender benders to major car crashes, Virginia sees its fair share of automotive accidents. Whenever such an accident involves harm or damage, any drivers involved have certain reporting requirements under Virginia law. Drivers must adhere strictly to these requirements. Otherwise, they could face criminal fines and even time behind bars. What are… Read More »

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What is the Difference Between Reckless & Aggressive Driving in Virginia?

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Across the Commonwealth of Virginia, it is unlawful to engage aggressive or reckless driving that puts other people or property in danger of harm. To minimize this risk, Virginia imposes criminal penalties for any person who engages in reckless or aggressive driving. Reckless Driving The definition of reckless driving appears under Code of Virginia… Read More »

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