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Category Archives: Criminal Defense

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Examining 3 Types Of Meth Drug Crimes Under Virginia Law

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Methamphetamine (“meth”) is an illegal drug classified as a Schedule II controlled substance in Virginia. Meth is in this schedule due to a high likelihood of abuse, severely restricted medical use, and potential for mental and physical dependence. Furthermore, the meth manufacturing process can be extremely dangerous due to the output of toxic fumes…. Read More »

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Alleged Robbery Occurs In Bathroom Of Leesburg High School

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Police investigation is underway concerning an alleged robbery that took place at Tuscarora High School in Leesburg, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. This incident occurred around 9 a.m. on May 25. That is when school staff notified the on-site police officer of an alleged robbery. Apparently, several students used force to… Read More »

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How Does Misdemeanor DUI Differ From Felony DUI In Virginia?

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Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious crime in Virginia. Any person who drives after consuming alcohol, drugs, or other substances can face DUI charges. The key is impairment. If a person consumes substances and loses the capability to drive safely and legally as a result, they are considered impaired. When that happens,… Read More »

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Virginia Man Faces DUI Charges After Serious Accident In Leesburg

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A Virginia man faces charges for DUI/DWI after allegedly causing a crash in Leesburg that resulted in serious injury to four victims, according to an article by Patch. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office stated that this accident occurred on Friday, February 4 at approximately 4 p.m. That is when the Virginia man was driving… Read More »

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When Does Reckless Driving Become Improper Driving In Virginia?

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Reckless driving is a criminal offense under Virginia law that can lead to misdemeanor or felony charges. And a conviction for either of these charges can lead to serious repercussions, such as criminal fines, confinement, and license suspension. But in certain cases, the Virginia courts may reduce a reckless driving charge to the traffic… Read More »

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Virginia Man Faces 8 Counts Of Property Damage In Leesburg

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Local authorities charged a 20-year-old man from Leesburg, Virginia with eight counts of misdemeanor property damage, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. An official press release alleged that this Virginia man was involved in a series of graffiti incidents on public and private property. Apparently, these graffiti incidents occurred from January to… Read More »

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Fire In Ashburn, Virginia Leaves 1 Dead & 2 Injured

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Despite one death and multiple injuries, officials do not expect to file misdemeanor or felony charges for residential arson in an Ashburn fire, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. County officials stated that this fire occurred at approximately 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 29. Apparently, someone discarded smoking materials in the 42900… Read More »

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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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