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Domestic Violence Under Virginia Law

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Domestic violence is a broad term that applies to criminal conduct against certain family and household members. Referred to legally as family abuse, there are many forms of domestic violence under Virginia law. That is because family abuse centers on the relationship between the perpetrator and the victim. Unless the perpetrator commits an offense… Read More »

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Intoxicated Reckless Driver Eludes Police with Baby in Car

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A Virginia man faces reckless driving and other criminal charges after driving drunk and eluding police in a high-speed chase in Newport News, reported CBS affiliate WAVY. In the process, the man also endangered the lives of his wife and infant child, as they were passengers in his vehicle. This traffic incident began at… Read More »

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Virginia Laws Against Aggressive or Violent Machine Gun Use

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Referred to as machine guns, automatic firearms and similar weapons are highly regulated in Virginia. This stems from the potential danger that these weapons pose to the general public. Armed with a machine gun, a single assailant has the power to harm large groups of people at the same time. To minimize the impact… Read More »

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Virginia Drunk Driver Faces Involuntary Manslaughter Charges

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A Virginia drunk driver smashed into another vehicle on Interstate 64, leading to the death of one person and injuries to several others, reported the Associated Press. The drunk driver faces criminal charges for involuntary manslaughter as a result of this incident. This automotive accident occurred in the evening of November 9th in Hampton,… Read More »

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Employment Contracts: What Lawyers Wish You Knew

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By William R. Thetford Jr. Esq. and H. Robert Showers, Esq. At Simms Showers, LLP, a law firm with decades of collective experience in employment law, we speak to potential clients every day who have signed unfair employment contracts, unknowingly violated the law and/or their contracts, or simply find themselves unprepared to litigate a… Read More »

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How Does Virginia Deal with Marijuana?

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Attitudes about marijuana are changing rapidly across the United States. Numerous states have legalized marijuana for recreational use. Many other states enable people to use marijuana for medical purposes, including Virginia. Outside of the medical context, however, marijuana remains illegal in Virginia. Any person who possesses, distributes, or manufactures marijuana can face serious criminal… Read More »

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4 Types of Forgery Crimes Under Virginia Law

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From counterfeit bills to fake IDs and altered birth certificates, there are many different types of forgery crimes. In most cases, forged documents, records, and other instruments are used to perpetrate fraud. In order to comprehend the boundaries of this offense, the following sections will explore four types of forgery crimes under Virginia law…. Read More »

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Underage Driver Faces DUI Charges in Lynchburg, Virginia

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Law enforcement officers arrested and charged a 20-year-old woman for driving under the influence (DUI) in Lynchburg on Friday, reported NBC affiliate WSLS. This automotive accident occurred at approximately 3 a.m. on September 28th. At that time, the woman was driving near the intersection of Campbell and Georgia avenues. That is when she lost… Read More »

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Will a Hamilton Gun Store be Able to Sell Coffee or Food?

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The Town Council of Hamilton, Virginia, is considering whether to allow a gun store to sell coffee, reported Loudoun Now. On October 15th, the Hamilton Council will vote on a six-month trial period for coffee sales at the gun store. This decision arose after the Hamilton Council met for one hour on September 25th…. Read More »

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Minimum Wages & Overtime Pay Under the FLSA

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The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) governs many employment issues, including minimum wages and overtime pay. As a federal act, the FLSA applies equally in every U.S. state. Employees across the United States enjoy employment protection under the FLSA. But there are limitations in place. The FLSA does not apply to every employer or… Read More »

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