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Category Archives: Criminal Defense

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Overview Of Impersonation Crimes Under Virginia Criminal Law

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From misdemeanor to felony charges, the impersonation of certain individuals or organizations can lead to criminal consequences in Virginia. Virginia law prohibits the impersonation of police officers and public safety personnel. Additionally, Virginia law protects the ability of organizations and associations to safeguard their insignia and other defining characteristics. Impersonating Police Officer The state… Read More »

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Virginia Man Charged With Rape In Loudoun County

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A 23-year-old Virginia man faces felony charges for allegedly raping a teenage girl, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. According to official reports, this incident occurred on June 12 in the 20000 block of Hawick Terrace in Sterling. The Virginia man allegedly connected with the teenage victim by promising to provide illegal… Read More »

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How Does Virginia Define & Punish Criminal Street Gangs?

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Virginia law makes it a felony crime to participate in a criminal street gang. A criminal street gang, to be defined as such, must meet a multifaceted system of requirements. Not all criminal associations meet the Virginia legal standard for a criminal street gang. How Does Virginia Define a Criminal Street Gang? The state… Read More »

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Virginia Truck Driver Charged With Distracted Driving & Reckless Driving

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A Virginia truck driver faces criminal charges for distracted and reckless driving after losing control of their vehicle and causing a fire, according to an article by ABC-affiliate WRIC. According to reports from the Virginia State Police, this 36-year-old man was transporting diesel fuel in a tractor-trailer. The truck driver was apparently heading west… Read More »

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Exploring Controlled Substance Schedules For Virginia Drug Crimes

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Virginia legal code includes many laws against drug crimes, ranging from possession to distribution or possession with intent to distribute. In many cases, the charges for a Virginia drug crime can fluctuate from misdemeanor to felony, depending on the schedule of the controlled substance in question. These schedules are managed by the Virginia Board… Read More »

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Passenger Dies In Virginia Crash & Driver Faces DUI Charges

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A Virginia man faces criminal charges for driving under the influence (DUI) after allegedly causing a fatal crash on U.S. Route 460, according to an article by WVNS. The Virginia State Police responded to this incident on May 27. When troopers arrived at the scene of the accident on U.S. Route 460, they discovered… Read More »

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Potential Arson In Loudoun County Leads To Fatality

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A house fire in Virginia left one person dead, in what appears to be a felony arson crime, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. This incident occurred on Saturday, June 5 at approximately 8:30 p.m. Units of the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System responded to reports of a fire in… Read More »

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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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