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Category Archives: Criminal Defense

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Animal Cruelty Charges Levied After Apparent Puppy Beating in Virginia

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Loudoun County authorities charged a 49-year-old man from Sterling, Virginia with animal cruelty after an alleged puppy beating, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. The authorities received a tip concerning this case on May 4th from a concerned bystander. The witness claimed to see the Virginia man lash a puppy with a… Read More »

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Virginia Man Charged with Felony for Indecent Exposure

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A Virginia man faces felony charges for taking indecent liberties after exposing himself to several minors on two occasions, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. The first incident occurred on May 27th at approximately 2 p.m. in Ashburn. Near the 43000 block of Buttermere Terrace, the Virginia man allegedly walked up to… Read More »

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Virginia Police Combat Reckless Driving & DUI Over Memorial Day Weekend

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Over Memorial Day weekend this year, the Virginia State Police reported 2,489 reckless driving and 70 DUI incidents with eight traffic fatalities, according to an article by the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Even though the COVID-19 pandemic was expected to decrease overall traffic over the holiday weekend, the figures are almost identical to last year. In… Read More »

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Mixed Reviews on Criminal Justice Reforms in Virginia

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After the Democratic Party took control of the Virginia legislature, many pundits expected broad and sweeping changes to the state criminal justice system, according to an article by the Associated Press. By now, midway through the first legislative session, however, there are mixed feelings about reform progress. On one hand, Democratic Party leaders are… Read More »

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Police Arrest Maryland Man in Virginia on Multiple Criminal Charges

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Two law enforcement agencies collaborated to arrest a Maryland man in Lovettsville, Virginia, on multiple criminal charges, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. This man had outstanding warrants in Virginia for failure to register as a sex offender and in Maryland for second-degree assault. To serve the warrants, sheriff’s deputies from both… Read More »

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The Alcohol Safety Action Program (ASAP) for Virginia Drunk Drivers

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Whether the underlying charges for drunk driving are misdemeanors or felonies, an offender can face confinement in county jail or prison. The applicable fines can range up to $2,500, and there is a mandatory period of driver’s license suspension. In addition to confinement, fines, and license suspension, Virginia law requires drunk drivers to complete… Read More »

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Loudoun County Deputies Arrest D.C. Man for Marijuana Possession & Eluding Police

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Loudoun County sheriff’s deputies arrested a man from Washington, D.C., for the drug crime of marijuana possession and the traffic violation of eluding police, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. The underlying incident occurred in Ashburn, early in the morning on Saturday, February 8th. At approximately 2:30 a.m., deputies attempted to conduct… Read More »

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When Does a DUI Become Manslaughter in Virginia?

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Across the Commonwealth of Virginia, it is illegal to drive under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs. Any person who operates a motor vehicle, engine, or train while impaired and incapable of driving safely is guilty of DUI in Virginia. Most drivers charged with a first or second DUI offense generally face misdemeanor… Read More »

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How Does Virginia Define & Punish Crimes Against Animals?

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Virginia law provides a number of protections for the health and safety of animals — from companion pets like dogs or cats to livestock like cows or poultry. Any person who mistreats animals in violation of Virginia law can face severe criminal penalties, including confinement in jail and steep fines. Though the exact nature… Read More »

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Virginia Teenager Faces Reckless Driving Charges After Fleeing Police

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A Virginia teenager faces charges for reckless driving and other offenses after attempting to flee law enforcement in Loudoun County, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. This incident occurred on December 26th at approximately 1 a.m. in Round Hill. That is when deputies from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office attempted to conduct… Read More »

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