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HOW TO FILE FOR GOVERNMENT HELP FROM CARES ACT: UPDATES AND FURTHER GUIDANCE

By Simms Showers LLP |

Last updated: April 3, 2020 at 3:30pm It has only been a few days since our important article detailing options available to small businesses, churches, and nonprofits impacted by the coronavirus and related restrictions. As we expected, the situation has continued, and likely will continue, to rapidly evolve. Since the writing of our article,… Read More »

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Ohio Fugitive Arrested in Virginia for Reckless Driving & Drug Possession

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The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Virginia man for reckless driving and the drug crime of marijuana possession, according to an article by NBC 12. This man is also a fugitive from Ohio, where he is wanted in connection with several theft crimes. At approximately 9:30 a.m. on November 21st, sheriff’s deputies noticed… Read More »

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Former Leesburg Publisher Sentenced for Two Federal Crimes

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A former publisher from Leesburg will go to prison and pay restitution for two federal crimes, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. This sentence came pursuant to a guilty plea entered in June, involving one count of wire fraud and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm. The 53-year-old Leesburg man… Read More »

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Examining Virginia Laws Against Reckless, Improper & Aggressive Driving

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Every year across the Commonwealth of Virginia, reckless driving and other types of dangerous driving behavior cause many automotive accidents. In certain cases, the accident has minor consequences, merely resulting in property damage. In the worst cases, reckless, improper, and aggressive driving can result in injury to or the death of other people. To… Read More »

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Protective Orders in Virginia

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Under Virginia law, a protective order is a legal mechanism designed to protect victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other forms of aggression. These orders exist to protect the health and safety of victims who are at risk of further violence. If the abuser continues to assault the victim, then a Virginia court… Read More »

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U.S. Supreme Court Grants Huge Free Speech Win for Pregnancy Resource Centers in California

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In a close 5-4 decision on Tuesday in National Institute of Family & Life Advocates v. Becerra, 2018 U.S. LEXIS 4025, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the State of California violated the First Amendment by requiring licensed Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs) to post notices referring women to state-provided services, including abortion clinics. The… Read More »

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Five Types of Domestic Violence in Virginia

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Sometimes referred to as “family abuse” in the Commonwealth of Virginia, domestic violence is a broad term for certain criminal acts perpetrated against a family or household member. Virginia law includes both actual family members — such as parents, children, grandparents, etc. — and household members — such as roommates, romantic partners, and other… Read More »

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New Virginia Law Expands State Approach to Medical Marijuana

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A recently signed Virginia law provides the basic structure for medical marijuana across the state, reported the News Leader. Officially referred to as HB1251, the new law is the result of a partnership with the Joint Commission on Health Care. Medical Marijuana Under HB1251 From an overall standpoint, HB1251 allows doctors to prescribe oil-based… Read More »

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