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Category Archives: Criminal Defense


How Does Virginia Define & Punish Sexual Battery?

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The Virginia Criminal Code prohibiting many types of sex crimes and applying misdemeanor or felony charges for violations. Within this domain, sexual battery is one of the most serious offenses. Though before discussing sexual battery statutes, specifically, it will be helpful to review the definition of sexual abuse under Virginia law. How Does Virginia… Read More »

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What Is The Difference Between Felonies & Misdemeanors In Virginia?

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Virginia law divides criminal offenses into two distinct categories: felonies and misdemeanors. Less severe offenses tend to be classified as misdemeanors. Misdemeanor punishment sometimes involve only a fine. A jail sentence is possible for certain misdemeanors. More serious crimes tend to be classified as felonies. In these cases, the punishment can involve imprisonment and… Read More »

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Injury To Reputation, Trade, Business, Or Profession In Virginia

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In addition to commonly known violent crimes, such as assault and battery or robbery, the Virginia Criminal Code also prohibits numerous non-violent crimes. Non-violent crime in Virginia is categorized as intentional injury to another person’s reputation, trade, business, or profession. Although this is a misdemeanor offense, any violation can result in serious criminal and… Read More »

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Virginia Police Officer Charged With DUI/DWI On Christmas Eve

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A Virginia sheriff’s deputy faces criminal charges for alleged DUI/DWI during a shift on Christmas Eve, according to an article by CBS17. On December 24, at approximately 7:15 p.m., a local sheriff’s office contacted the Virginia State Police and requested assistance with reports of an intoxicated officer on duty. After responding to the request… Read More »

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How Does Virginia Define & Punish Illegal Gambling?

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Illegal gambling is a Virginia crime that can lead to misdemeanor or felony charges, depending on the nature of the offense. For both participants and operators, the criminal consequences of illegal gambling can be severe under Virginia law. What is the Virginia Definition of Illegal Gambling? The state definition of “illegal gambling” appears under… Read More »

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Virginia Authorities Searching For Suspect In Property Damage Case

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Local authorities are searching for the suspect in a case that seemed to involve traffic violations and property damage, according to an article by FOX affiliate WFXR. This incident occurred on Wednesday, December 1 at approximately 11:30 a.m. Police officers responded to an automotive accident that involved a single vehicle. Apparently, the vehicle swerved… Read More »

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Am I Required To Take A DUI Test During A Traffic Stop In Virginia?

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Across the Commonwealth of Virginia, driving under the influence (DUI) is an unfortunately common occurrence. When a driver operates their vehicle while impaired by alcohol, drugs, or a combination of substances, they can face Class 1 misdemeanor or Class 6 felony charges for DUI. In either case, a conviction can lead to jail or… Read More »

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Virginia Man Charged With Drug Crimes & Embezzlement

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A Virginia man faces U.S. federal charges for embezzlement and drug crimes, according to an article by WFXR. Back in 2018, this Virginia man allegedly embezzled approximately $600,000 from his employer, a credit union located in Danville. This man had access to his employer’s vault. He allegedly took legitimate cash bills from the vault… Read More »

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Drunk & Reckless Driver Clocked At 152 MPH In Virginia

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A Virginia man likely faces criminal charges for reckless driving and DUI after allegedly operating a vehicle at more than twice the speed limit, according to an article by WTOP. The Virginia State Police apparently pulled over this man after clocking his vehicle at 152 miles per hour on Interstate 81. The posted speed… Read More »

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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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