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Category Archives: Criminal Defense


Virginia Police Arrest Thirty-Six People For Various Drug Crimes

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Virginia law enforcement officers concluded an undercover investigation by arresting 36 people for various drug crimes, according to an article by The Roanoke Times. The underlying investigation and eventual arrests were the result of a collaboration between the Virginia State Police, Henry County Sheriff’s Office, Martinsville Police Department, U.S. Marshals Service, the Drug Enforcement… Read More »

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Does Virginia Enhance DUI Penalties For Repeat Offenders?

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The Virginia Criminal Code prohibits driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, drugs, or a combination of substances. Any person who commits DUI in Virginia will face criminal penalties, which includes confinement in jail or prison and expensive fines. There is, however, a substantial difference in the Virginia penalties for misdemeanor versus felony DUI…. Read More »

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Virginia Police Arrest Two For Loudoun County Burglaries

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Virginia law enforcement arrested two men for felony burglary offenses committed in Sterling and Ashburn, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office announced these arrests on Tuesday, May 18th. One of the men is from Virginia; the other man hails from Maryland. The pair collaborated to force their… Read More »

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What Is The Relationship Between Street Racing & Reckless Driving In Virginia?

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Reckless driving in Virginia occurs when a person operates a motor vehicle in a dangerous way that threatens the safety of people or property. This general definition exists in tandem with laws that classify certain types of behavior as reckless driving, including street racing. Although street racing is classified as reckless driving, there are… Read More »

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Virginia Man Pleads Guilty To DUI & Involuntary Manslaughter

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Local authorities charged a Virginia man with driving under the influence (DUI) and involuntary manslaughter after a fatal crash, according to an article by WAVY. The fatal crash in question occurred on Interstate 64 in March of 2020. The Virginia man apparently sent his vehicle airborne and caused the death of a survey crew… Read More »

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Virginia Drug Crimes: Possession Or Distribution Of Cannabis Oil

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In the Commonwealth of Virginia, it is generally a drug crime to possess or distribute marijuana or similar products, including cannabis oil. An exception is provided for approved medical and commercial uses, i.e., for people who have valid prescriptions and companies with proper authorization. While it is authorized under Virginia law, there are stringent… Read More »

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Assessing Virginia Laws & Penalties For Two Firearm Weapon Crimes

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The Commonwealth of Virginia features laws against a host of weapon crimes, including numerous firearm offenses. For example, Virginia prohibits any person from pointing, holding, or brandishing a firearm at anyone else. It is also a crime to discharge a firearm in or at a building or a dwelling house. If any person violates… Read More »

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Virginia Reckless Driving Charges For Truck Driver After Striking Fire Engine

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A truck driver faces charges in Virginia for reckless driving after allegedly crashing into a fire engine and causing several injuries, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. This incident occurred at approximately 6 a.m. on Tuesday, April 14. Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of an accident at the intersection of… Read More »

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Virginia Kindergarten Teacher Arrested For Possession Drug Crime

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Police arrested a Virginia kindergarten teacher for the drug crime of cocaine possession, according to an article by CBS affiliate WRIC. According to official reports, a school resource officer noticed a suspicious substance in the Virginia teacher’s desk. The school official believed the substance to be cocaine, so the officer contacted the local police… Read More »

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What Happens If I Am Convicted Of DUI In Virginia?

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In the Commonwealth of Virginia, driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious criminal offense. Any person who operates a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol, drugs, or other substances can face misdemeanor or felony charges. Upon conviction for this crime, whether misdemeanor or felony, the criminal penalties can be exceedingly harsh. This is… Read More »

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