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Category Archives: Criminal Defense

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Exploration of Various Animal Crimes in Virginia

By Simms Showers LLP |

The Commonwealth of Virginia recognizes the need to protect animal safety. Accordingly, there are many laws against and penalties for animal mistreatment across Virginia. To understand the breadth of these offenses, the following sections will explore various types of animal crimes in Virginia. Class 1 Misdemeanor Animal Crimes Code of Virginia Section 18.2-403.1 covers… Read More »

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Virginia Adds a New Category to Reckless Driving Offenses

By Simms Showers LLP |

Virginia will add a new type of driving conduct to its long list of reckless driving offenses, according to an article by WTOP. After July 1st, any drivers who fail to yield or slow down for emergency vehicles will be subject to criminal charges for reckless driving. At present, failing to yield to police… Read More »

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How Does Virginia Test Drivers for Intoxication?

By Simms Showers LLP |

During a traffic stop for driving under the influence (DUI), the police officer involved must adhere strictly to certain testing requirements. Depending on the circumstances, the officer may conduct a preliminary breath test and a post-arrest chemical test. If the officer deviates from the official process, it may be difficult to prove misdemeanor or… Read More »

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4 Ways a Driver Can Face Reckless Driving Charges in Virginia

By Simms Showers LLP |

Reckless driving is a broad criminal offense in Virginia, prohibiting drivers from engaging in careless or dangerous behavior on state roads. Whenever a driver puts other people or property at risk of harm, it can qualify as reckless driving under Virginia law. Furthermore, Virginia features many specific rules and regulations concerning reckless driving, including… Read More »

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Reckless Driving & License Suspension in Virginia

By Simms Showers LLP |

In the interest of public welfare and safety, the Commonwealth of Virginia prohibits reckless driving that endangers people or property. Any person who drives recklessly in Virginia can face criminal charges ranging from misdemeanor to felony. In the worst-case scenario, reckless driving can lead to hefty criminal fines and even incarceration. In addition to… Read More »

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Enhanced Virginia Protection Against Methamphetamine Production

By Simms Showers LLP |

The Commonwealth of Virginia makes it is unlawful to possess or manufacture methamphetamine. The criminal penalties for possessing, manufacturing, or trafficking methamphetamine mirror the laws for other controlled substances, such as cocaine or heroin. Unlike other controlled substances, however, methamphetamine production poses a different level of risk to the general public. When a person… Read More »

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What are the Penalties in Virginia for Driving Under the Influence?

By Simms Showers LLP |

Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs is the source of numerous automotive accidents, physical injuries, and fatalities every year in Virginia. That is why there are strict laws and penalties against intoxicated or impaired driving. The punishment for DUI can include time behind bars and criminal fines, especially for repeat offenders…. Read More »

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Does Racing Qualify as Reckless Driving in Virginia?

By Simms Showers LLP |

In Hollywood movies and TV shows, there are countless depictions of automotive races. Heroes and villains chase each other through crowded city streets in a dangerous display of reckless driving. What pop culture does not always demonstrate, however, is the massive risk that comes with racing automobiles. From property damage to physical injury or… Read More »

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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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