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Category Archives: Criminal Defense


Ignition Interlock Systems V. Remote Alcohol Monitoring Devices In Virginia

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Upon conviction for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs in Virginia, an offender typically faces a period of driver’s license suspension or revocation. During this suspension or revocation period, the offender can only operate a motor vehicle with a restricted license and ignition interlock system or a remote alcohol monitoring device…. Read More »

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Is It A Crime In Virginia To Carry A Concealed Handgun?

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Even though the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution authorizes individuals to “bear arms,” the Commonwealth of Virginia imposes limitations. For example, it can be a misdemeanor or felony weapon crime to carry a concealed weapon, including handguns. But if a person obtains a valid concealed handgun permit, they may be exempt from prosecution… Read More »

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Virginia Ignition Interlock Requirements For Drunk Drivers

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When a person drives under the influence (DUI) or drives while impaired (DWI) in Virginia, they typically lose driving privileges for a period of time. In order to operate a vehicle during the suspension or revocation period, DUI/DWI offenders must utilize an ignition interlock system. These systems help prevent further DUI/DWI incidents by testing… Read More »

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6 Sentenced In Virginia For Federal Drug Crimes

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The Eastern District of Virginia federal court sentenced six people to a combined 33 years in prison for conspiring to commit drug crimes, according to a press release from the Department of Justice. Court documents indicated that these drug crimes occurred from October 2020 to January 2021. During that time, a 56-year-old truck driver… Read More »

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Virginia Woman Severely Injured In Loudoun County DUI Incident

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A Virginia woman sustained severe injury after leaving a moving vehicle operated by an alleged drunk driver, according to an article by Patch. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office reported that this incident occurred on May 11 just after 8 p.m. At that point, the Virginia woman was a passenger in a vehicle operated by… Read More »

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Examining 3 Types Of Meth Drug Crimes Under Virginia Law

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Methamphetamine (“meth”) is an illegal drug classified as a Schedule II controlled substance in Virginia. Meth is in this schedule due to a high likelihood of abuse, severely restricted medical use, and potential for mental and physical dependence. Furthermore, the meth manufacturing process can be extremely dangerous due to the output of toxic fumes…. 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 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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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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