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Category Archives: Criminal Defense

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Loudoun County Deputies Arrest D.C. Man for Marijuana Possession & Eluding Police

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Loudoun County sheriff’s deputies arrested a man from Washington, D.C., for the drug crime of marijuana possession and the traffic violation of eluding police, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. The underlying incident occurred in Ashburn, early in the morning on Saturday, February 8th. At approximately 2:30 a.m., deputies attempted to conduct… Read More »

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When Does a DUI Become Manslaughter in Virginia?

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Across the Commonwealth of Virginia, it is illegal to drive under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs. Any person who operates a motor vehicle, engine, or train while impaired and incapable of driving safely is guilty of DUI in Virginia. Most drivers charged with a first or second DUI offense generally face misdemeanor… Read More »

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How Does Virginia Define & Punish Crimes Against Animals?

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Virginia law provides a number of protections for the health and safety of animals — from companion pets like dogs or cats to livestock like cows or poultry. Any person who mistreats animals in violation of Virginia law can face severe criminal penalties, including confinement in jail and steep fines. Though the exact nature… Read More »

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Virginia Teenager Faces Reckless Driving Charges After Fleeing Police

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A Virginia teenager faces charges for reckless driving and other offenses after attempting to flee law enforcement in Loudoun County, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. This incident occurred on December 26th at approximately 1 a.m. in Round Hill. That is when deputies from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office attempted to conduct… Read More »

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What is the Meaning of Malicious Wounding Under Virginia Law?

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Malicious wounding is a specific type of assault and battery crime under Virginia law. This criminal offense addresses highly dangerous behavior that carries a legitimate risk of serious injury or death. Malicious wounding only occurs in the most extreme situations, where the perpetrator intended to cause severe harm to a victim. Any perpetrator who… Read More »

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Virginia Hit and Run Results in Charges for DWI & Assaulting a Police Officer

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A Sterling woman faces Virginia charges for assault and battery, driving while intoxicated (DWI), and other crimes after a hit and run incident, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of this car accident on October 23rd at approximately 4 p.m. After sheriff’s deputies arrived… Read More »

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Loudoun County Hit and Run Leads to Criminal Charges Against Ashburn Woman

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A hit-and-run incident in Loudoun County has an Ashburn woman facing criminal charges for multiple traffic violations, according to an article by the Loudoun-Times Mirror. This car accident occurred on Thursday, November 7th just before 1 a.m. That is when deputies from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of a hit and… Read More »

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Two People Arrested for Grand Larceny in Loudoun County

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The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office arrested a West Virginia man and a Maryland woman for grand larceny after a shoplifting incident in Leesburg, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. This shoplifting incident occurred on Wednesday, September 4th at approximately 2:24 a.m. That is when sheriff’s deputies arrived at a store in the… Read More »

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Virginia Man Faces Hit and Run Charges after Crashing into School Bus

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A man from Purcellville, Virginia, faces hit and run charges after crashing into a Loudoun County school bus and fleeing the scene of the auto accident, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. This car accident occurred at approximately 3:09 p.m. on Friday, August 23rd. That is when the Purcellville man drove onto… Read More »

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Analyzing Various Laws Against Larceny in Virginia

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Larceny is a type of theft crime that involves personal property. In certain cases, larceny occurs directly from the person or presence of the owner. In other cases, the owner is not present for the criminal act. Furthermore, the value of the stolen goods plays can also impact the type of applicable larceny crime…. Read More »

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