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Category Archives: Criminal Defense

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

By Simms Showers LLP |

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

By Simms Showers LLP |

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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Casinotable

What Constitutes Illegal Gambling in Virginia?

By Simms Showers LLP |

From March Madness brackets to back-alley dice games or online poker, there seem to be many examples of gambling in life these days. Outside of certain exceptions — such as licensed horse racing, private residences, and the state lottery — however, gambling remains largely illegal across the Commonwealth of Virginia. As a result, it… Read More »

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Virginia Reckless Driving Laws Against Racing

By Simms Showers LLP |

Throughout Virginia, it is illegal to engage in reckless driving or similar conduct on state highways and roadways. In order to protect drivers on those roads, Virginia has many different laws reckless driving. One particularly dangerous version of reckless driving is referred to as racing. What Qualifies as Racing in Virginia? The definition of… Read More »

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Why & How Does Virginia Regulate Ephedrine?

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Despite many legal applications, ephedrine is a controlled substance in Virginia due to its role in the creation of methamphetamine. Traditionally, ephedrine is used as a decongestant in cough-and-cold medicine as well as a stimulant in fitness supplements. But in recent times, ephedrine became a key ingredient in the chemical production of methamphetamine. Given… Read More »

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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?

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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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