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Category Archives: Criminal Defense

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Analyzing Three Versions of Computer Crimes in Virginia

By Simms Showers LLP |

With the explosion of the use of technology in recent memory, it is not surprising that computer crime has followed a similar path. To help address this reality, the Commonwealth of Virginia features laws against computer crimes at the misdemeanor and felony levels. Depending on the type and nature of the offense in question,… Read More »

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Virginia Laws Against & Penalties for Animal Crimes

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Most of the time, misdemeanor and felony crimes in Virginia involve human victims. Though, in certain cases, animals can be the victims of crime as well. For the alleged criminal actor, there is a real possibility of jail time or criminal fines, regardless of whether the victim was a person or an animal. Animal… Read More »

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Police Arrest Virginian man for DUI, Larceny & Property Damage

By Simms Showers LLP |

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Virginian man for alleged DUI, larceny, and property damage offenses, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. At approximately 8:30 p.m. on May 24th, sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of a suspected theft near the 20000 block of Quiet Walk Terrace in Ashburn. The deputies were… Read More »

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Virginia Child Pornography Charges Levied Against New York Man

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A New York man faces felony charges for child pornography in Virginia after soliciting explicit photos from a minor, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. The New York man allegedly used a fake social media profile to connect with a Virginian juvenile. After receiving several explicit photos, this man allegedly tried to… Read More »

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Animal Cruelty Charges Levied After Apparent Puppy Beating in Virginia

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Loudoun County authorities charged a 49-year-old man from Sterling, Virginia with animal cruelty after an alleged puppy beating, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. The authorities received a tip concerning this case on May 4th from a concerned bystander. The witness claimed to see the Virginia man lash a puppy with a… Read More »

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Virginia Man Charged with Felony for Indecent Exposure

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A Virginia man faces felony charges for taking indecent liberties after exposing himself to several minors on two occasions, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. The first incident occurred on May 27th at approximately 2 p.m. in Ashburn. Near the 43000 block of Buttermere Terrace, the Virginia man allegedly walked up to… Read More »

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Virginia Police Combat Reckless Driving & DUI Over Memorial Day Weekend

By Simms Showers LLP |

Over Memorial Day weekend this year, the Virginia State Police reported 2,489 reckless driving and 70 DUI incidents with eight traffic fatalities, according to an article by the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Even though the COVID-19 pandemic was expected to decrease overall traffic over the holiday weekend, the figures are almost identical to last year. In… Read More »

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Mixed Reviews on Criminal Justice Reforms in Virginia

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After the Democratic Party took control of the Virginia legislature, many pundits expected broad and sweeping changes to the state criminal justice system, according to an article by the Associated Press. By now, midway through the first legislative session, however, there are mixed feelings about reform progress. On one hand, Democratic Party leaders are… Read More »

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Police Arrest Maryland Man in Virginia on Multiple Criminal Charges

By Simms Showers LLP |

Two law enforcement agencies collaborated to arrest a Maryland man in Lovettsville, Virginia, on multiple criminal charges, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. This man had outstanding warrants in Virginia for failure to register as a sex offender and in Maryland for second-degree assault. To serve the warrants, sheriff’s deputies from both… Read More »

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The Alcohol Safety Action Program (ASAP) for Virginia Drunk Drivers

By Simms Showers LLP |

Whether the underlying charges for drunk driving are misdemeanors or felonies, an offender can face confinement in county jail or prison. The applicable fines can range up to $2,500, and there is a mandatory period of driver’s license suspension. In addition to confinement, fines, and license suspension, Virginia law requires drunk drivers to complete… Read More »

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