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Category Archives: Criminal Defense

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Virginia School Principal Arrested For DWI & Hit And Run In Loudoun County

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The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office arrested an elementary school principal for driving while intoxicated (DWI) and hit-and-run offenses, according to an article by ABC affiliate WJLA. Sheriff’s deputies began investigating this incident after responding to reports of a vehicle crashing into a residence. The perpetrator left the scene of the accident without providing any… Read More »

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Overview Of Money Laundering Laws & Penalties In Virginia

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Money laundering is a white-collar crime under Virginia law. This offense involves property or cash obtained from criminal activities that is “laundered” or “washed” into seemingly legal instruments. Depending on the circumstances of the offense, money laundered can result in misdemeanor or felony charges in Virginia. Money Laundering Definitions Code of Virginia Section 18.2-246.2… Read More »

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Loudoun County Firefighter Charged With Arson In Virginia

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A volunteer firefighter in Loudoun County faces criminal charges for arson after allegedly setting their vehicle ablaze, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. The volunteer firefighter in question lives in West Virginia and was serving as a member of both the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System and the Purcellville Volunteer… Read More »

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How Does Virginia Define & Penalize Stalking?

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The Virginia Criminal Code establishes a blanket prohibition against repeated contact of an unwanted nature. Referred to legally as stalking, this crime does not always feature actual violence. Similar to assault, stalking places a victim in reasonable fear of potential violence. What is the Virginia Definition of Stalking? Code of Virginia Section 18.2-60.3 defines… Read More »

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School Bus Driver Charged With DUI In Virginia

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A D.C. school bus driver faces criminal charges for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol in Virginia, according to an article by NBC News. Nine children sustained minor injuries as a result of this incident. Police reports indicate that the bus driver was transporting 44 children and nine adults on a field trip… Read More »

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Federal Court Sentences Virginia Man For Drug Distribution Crimes

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A U.S. federal judge sentenced a Virginia man to five years in prison for various drug distribution crimes, according to a press release from the Drug Enforcement Administration. Official reports indicate that the Virginia man engaged in a conspiracy to distribute heroin and cocaine from 2018 to 2020. To break this case, law enforcement… Read More »

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Can I Drive On A License Suspended For Virginia DUI?

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The Virginia Criminal Code imposes severe penalties for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, drugs, or a combination of substances. Within this sphere, DUI offenders are subject to various penalties in Virginia, including: (a) confinement in jail or prison, (b) criminal fines, and (c) driver’s license suspension or revocation. In most cases, DUI… Read More »

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Examining 3 Virginia Drug Crimes Involving Minors & Schools

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In the interest of protecting children from the dangers of controlled substances and cannabis, Virginia law criminalizes certain actions involving minors or schools. Although functionally similar to other drug crime laws, offenses involving minors or schools feature more severe penalties. To learn about these specific offenses, the following sections will examine three Virginia drug… Read More »

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Virginia Woman Arrested For DUI & Assaulting Police

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The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Virginia woman for allegedly driving under the influence (DUI) and assaulting a police officer, according to an article by Patch. This incident occurred on Tuesday, September 20 at approximately 9:30 p.m. That is when the Virginia woman allegedly caused an accident near Newvalley Church Road and Rosefinch… Read More »

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Maryland Man Charged With DUI & DUI Maiming In Virginia

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A Maryland man faces charges for driving under the influence (DUI), DUI maiming, and other crimes in Virginia, according to an article by NBC affiliate WWBT. This incident occurred on August 18 at approximately 11 p.m. That is when the Maryland man allegedly caused an accident on Interstate 95 by crashing into a firetruck…. Read More »

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