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Is Street Racing a Type of Reckless Driving in Virginia?

By Simms Showers LLP |

Reckless driving is a criminal offense in Virginia that involves dangerous driving behaviors that put people or property in harm’s way. On top of this general rule, Virginia also classifies other behaviors as reckless driving. One example of this is street racing, where drivers illegally challenge each other on the streets. Virginia Law &… Read More »

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Is There a Difference Between DUI & DWI in Virginia?

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In the Commonwealth of Virginia, it is illegal to drive under the influence (DUI) or drive while impaired (DWI) as a result of alcohol, drugs, or any combination of substances. Even though Virginia law includes references to DUI and DWI, both offenses feature the same punishments. Any person who commits DUI or DWI will… Read More »

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Virginia Man Arrested for Drug Crime, Assault & Robbery

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Local authorities arrested a 35-year-old man from Sterling, Virginia for a drug crime as well as for robbery and assault, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office executed this arrest on Sunday, October 18th, at approximately 12 a.m. That is when sheriff’s deputies arrived at the Sterling man’s… Read More »

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Are There Different Versions of Larceny in Virginia?

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Larceny is a type of theft crime under the Virginia Criminal Code. Unlike robbery, which involves force or the threat of force, larceny generally centers on the value of stolen money or goods in question. There are other types of larceny that revolve around the type of goods or chattels in question, such as… Read More »

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Man without License Arrested for Reckless Driving in Virginia

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An 18-year-old driver from Norfolk, Virginia faces charges for reckless driving and other offenses, after leading police on a high-speed chase on Interstate 64, according to an article by CBS affiliate WTKR. According to official reports, police attempted to execute a traffic stop for reckless driving on Interstate 64, somewhere around  mile marker 243…. Read More »

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Stay At Home Orders

Legal Alert: Governors Amended Executive Orders Affect Churches, Businesses, and Individuals

By Simms Showers LLP |

Legal Alert: Governors Amended Executive Orders Affect Churches, Businesses, and Individuals By William R. Thetford, Esq. and H. Robert Showers, Esq. Last Updated: November 20, 2020 The unprecedented series of health concerns, outbreaks, closures, restrictions, and lockdowns this year has been a recurring frustration for individuals, businesses, and churches. With the cooler weather, many… Read More »

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What is the Difference Between Distributing Controlled Substances & Marijuana?

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The Virginia Criminal Code provides many laws against various drug crimes, and includes severe criminal penalties for violations. Within the domain of Virginia, it is unlawful to distribute controlled substances, such as heroin, opium, or cocaine. It is also illegal to distribute marijuana, outside of narrow exceptions. That being said, there are separate statutes… Read More »

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Involuntary Manslaughter Charges Levied After Fatal Crash in Virginia

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A Virginia man faces criminal charges for aggravated involuntary manslaughter after allegedly causing a drunk driving fatality, according to an article by WTOP. This incident occurred on Thursday, October 22nd in Lake Ridge, Virginia. The Virginia man was driving on Glenridge Drive and turned left onto Springwoods Drive and began driving the wrong direction…. Read More »

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Is it a Crime to Issue a Bad Check in Virginia?

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The Virginia Criminal Code features numerous laws against theft, larceny, and fraud. Additionally, this category of state crime includes other offenses, such as the issuance of bad checks. Under Virginia law, any person who intentionally issues a check with insufficient funds can face criminal punishment for their actions. What is the Definition of a… Read More »

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Exploring Another Four Versions of Reckless Driving in Virginia

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Reckless driving is a criminal offense under the Virginia Criminal Code. Depending on the severity of the offense, reckless drivers can face Class 1 misdemeanor or Class 6 felony charges. Upon conviction, reckless drivers usually face multiple criminal penalties, including jail time, criminal fines, and driver’s license suspension. The following sections will explore four… Read More »

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