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When Does A Street Race Become Reckless Driving In Virginia?

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Within the domain of reckless driving under Virginia law, there are specific provisions dedicated to street racing. Any person who engages in a street race between at least two vehicles can face the standard charges and penalties for reckless driving, though in certain cases the punishment for street racing can exceed the statutory penalties… Read More »

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Alleged Robbery Occurs In Bathroom Of Leesburg High School

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Police investigation is underway concerning an alleged robbery that took place at Tuscarora High School in Leesburg, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. This incident occurred around 9 a.m. on May 25. That is when school staff notified the on-site police officer of an alleged robbery. Apparently, several students used force to… Read More »

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How Does Misdemeanor DUI Differ From Felony DUI In Virginia?

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Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious crime in Virginia. Any person who drives after consuming alcohol, drugs, or other substances can face DUI charges. The key is impairment. If a person consumes substances and loses the capability to drive safely and legally as a result, they are considered impaired. When that happens,… Read More »

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Virginia Police Arrest 2 For Distribution Drug Crimes At Supermarket

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Police arrested two men for allegedly using a Virginia supermarket to commit drug crimes involving cannabis distribution, according to an article by WAVY. According to reports, supermarket employees received an unexpected package in early June. The delivery company informed the supermarket that the package was delivered to the wrong location and promised to pick… Read More »

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Virginia Man Faces DUI Charges After Serious Accident In Leesburg

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A Virginia man faces charges for DUI/DWI after allegedly causing a crash in Leesburg that resulted in serious injury to four victims, according to an article by Patch. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office stated that this accident occurred on Friday, February 4 at approximately 4 p.m. That is when the Virginia man was driving… Read More »

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How Does Virginia Define & Punish Cocaine Drug Crimes?

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Despite laws against and penalties for cocaine drug crimes under the Virginia Criminal Code, this substance features prominently in news across the commonwealth. Although there are narrow exceptions, Virginia largely prohibits the possession or distribution of cocaine. Any person who violates these Virginia laws can face serious consequences, such as prison time, criminal fines,… Read More »

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Charitable Solicitation Registration-Why Register?

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Charitable Solicitation Registration-Why Register? Updated June 2022 From the nonprofit fundraising scandals of the late 1970’s to the televangelist debacles of the 2000’s, charity scandals over the last few decades have led many state governments to increase their regulation of charitable fundraising. The most significant legislative response to the shifting nonprofit landscape is the… Read More »

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When Does Reckless Driving Become Improper Driving In Virginia?

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Reckless driving is a criminal offense under Virginia law that can lead to misdemeanor or felony charges. And a conviction for either of these charges can lead to serious repercussions, such as criminal fines, confinement, and license suspension. But in certain cases, the Virginia courts may reduce a reckless driving charge to the traffic… Read More »

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Church Third Party Uses: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You!

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Church Third Party Uses: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You! By H. Robert Showers, Esq. and Justin R. Coleman, Esq.  Renting or allowing the use of church and ministry facilities by third parties opens your ministry up to many new risks: child abuse liability, unwanted use purposes (same-sex marriages) or activities on-premises (illegal… Read More »

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Virginia Man Faces 8 Counts Of Property Damage In Leesburg

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Local authorities charged a 20-year-old man from Leesburg, Virginia with eight counts of misdemeanor property damage, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. An official press release alleged that this Virginia man was involved in a series of graffiti incidents on public and private property. Apparently, these graffiti incidents occurred from January to… Read More »

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