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Category Archives: Criminal Defense


Virginia Charges Maryland Man with Reckless Driving & Assaulting Police

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After allegedly leading police on a dangerous chase, a Maryland man faces criminal charges for reckless driving and assaulting a police officer in Virginia, according to an article by NBC29. On Sunday, February 7, Augusta County Sheriff’s deputies attempted to execute a traffic stop in the 400 block of East Side Highway. When the… Read More »

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How Does Virginia Protect Against Stalking?

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Under the Virginia Criminal Code, stalking is an offense that involves repeated and unwelcome contact. Existing in both misdemeanor and felony versions, the intention of stalking is to place a victim in reasonable fear of harm or injury. Stalking laws in Virginia protect a person’s family and household members. What is the Virginia Definition… Read More »

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Multistate Drug Trafficking Operation Ends with Guilty Pleas in Virginia

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Five people pleaded guilty to various federal crimes involving a drug-trafficking operation in Virginia and North Carolina, according to an article by WAVY. This operation encompassed numerous drug crimes and other violations, and it primarily involved fentanyl, heroin, and cocaine. This case was a result of Operation Cookout, a federal law enforcement endeavor in… Read More »

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When Does DUI Become a Felony Crime in Virginia?

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The Virginia Criminal Code makes it illegal to drive under the influence (DUI) or while impaired. Under Virginia law, it does not matter if intoxication or impairment comes from alcohol, drugs, or a combination of substances. The moment a person loses the ability to drive safely and carefully, driving their vehicle can qualify as… Read More »

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Overview of U.S. Federal Laws Against Distributing Illegal Drugs

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In addition to state laws against drug crimes in Virginia and other jurisdictions, there are also drug offenses that represent federal crimes. As at the state level, illegal drugs are referred to as controlled substances and divided into schedules based on various factors. In order for federal charges to apply, the U.S. government needs… Read More »

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Virginia Man Faces Reckless Driving & Repeat DUI Charges

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The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Virginia man for DUI, reckless driving, and various other offenses, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. As stated in official reports, a sheriff’s deputy responded to reports of a possible incident on Monday, January 25 at approximately 2 p.m. Near the area of Enterprise Street… Read More »

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What is the Difference Between Regular & Aggravated Sexual Battery?

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There are many laws against sex crimes in the Virginia Criminal Code, chargeable at either the misdemeanor or felony level. Within the domain of Virginia, regular and aggravated sexual battery are two offenses that involve abuse, and the use of force or threats of force. Despite the similarities, the regular version is a misdemeanor,… Read More »

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Overview of Virginia Laws Against Illegal Gambling

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The Virginia Criminal Code makes it a criminal offense to engage in illegal gambling. Any person who engages in illegal gambling — or runs an illegal gambling operation — can face a lengthy prison sentence and criminal fines for their actions. Definition of Illegal Gambling As provided in Code of Virginia Section 18.2-325, there… Read More »

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Analyzing Three Versions of Computer Crimes in Virginia

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With the explosion of the use of technology in recent memory, it is not surprising that computer crime has followed a similar path. To help address this reality, the Commonwealth of Virginia features laws against computer crimes at the misdemeanor and felony levels. Depending on the type and nature of the offense in question,… Read More »

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Virginia Laws Against & Penalties for Animal Crimes

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Most of the time, misdemeanor and felony crimes in Virginia involve human victims. Though, in certain cases, animals can be the victims of crime as well. For the alleged criminal actor, there is a real possibility of jail time or criminal fines, regardless of whether the victim was a person or an animal. Animal… Read More »

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