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Enhanced Virginia Protection Against Methamphetamine Production
The Commonwealth of Virginia makes it is unlawful to possess or manufacture methamphetamine. The criminal penalties for possessing, manufacturing, or trafficking methamphetamine mirror the laws for other controlled substances, such as cocaine or heroin. Unlike other controlled substances, however, methamphetamine production poses a different level of risk to the general public. When a person… Read More »
Does Racing Qualify as Reckless Driving in Virginia?
In Hollywood movies and TV shows, there are countless depictions of automotive races. Heroes and villains chase each other through crowded city streets in a dangerous display of reckless driving. What pop culture does not always demonstrate, however, is the massive risk that comes with racing automobiles. From property damage to physical injury or… Read More »
Will a Hamilton Gun Store be Able to Sell Coffee or Food?
The Town Council of Hamilton, Virginia, is considering whether to allow a gun store to sell coffee, reported Loudoun Now. On October 15th, the Hamilton Council will vote on a six-month trial period for coffee sales at the gun store. This decision arose after the Hamilton Council met for one hour on September 25th…. Read More »
What is an Ignition Interlock System in Virginia?
Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs is a dangerous and often deadly practice. Even though Virginia employs strict laws and harsh penalties against such behaviors, drunk drivers continue to cause injuries, deaths and property damage every year. In order to reduce the potential harm from repeat offenders, Virginia requires certain criminal… Read More »
Drug Paraphernalia Laws in Virginia
Drug paraphernalia refers to any equipment, product, or material that is designed for or used with illegal drugs. Such paraphernalia is illegal under Virginia law. Additionally, it is unlawful to sell or advertise drug paraphernalia in Virginia. Definition of Drug Paraphernalia The definition of drug paraphernalia appears under Code of Virginia Section 18.2-265.1. Under… Read More »
Virginia Man Drives Recklessly and Swims in Canal to Elude Police
A Virginia man faces charges for reckless driving and other criminal offenses after driving, running, and swimming to evade law enforcement, reported WTKR on June 29th. The incident in question occurred on Interstate 264 at Lynnhaven Parkway. The Virginia man was driving westbound when a Virginia State Police trooper tried to initiate a traffic… Read More »
Former TV Actress Causes Fatal Crash in Virginia Beach
A former TV actress pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter after causing a fatal DUI crash in Virginia Beach, reported WTKR. The car crash in question occurred last November on Interstate 264. That is when the actress began driving in the wrong direction, traveling westbound in the eastbound lane. The actress eventually crashed into another… Read More »
Controlled Substances and Drug Schedules in Virginia
In the interest of public health and safety, the Commonwealth of Virginia established the Drug Control Act to regulate illegal drugs and other potentially dangerous controlled substances. In addition to other drug-related mechanisms, this act establishes the Virginia definition of a controlled substance. The Drug Control Act also divides controlled substances into separate schedules…. Read More »
Adult Trial for Virginia Teenager Charged with Burglary and Animal Cruelty
A Virginia teenager who allegedly broke into a police officer’s home and shot his dog will not be tried as a juvenile, as reported by The Virginian-Pilot. The teenager faces criminal charges for armed burglary, conspiracy, and animal cruelty. A judge in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court considered arguments and evidence before… Read More »
Virginia Laws and Penalties for Underage Drinking and DUI
Today the topic for discussion will be an overview of Virginia laws and penalties concerning underage drinking and DUI. Specifically, these laws relate to people who are under the age of 21, which is below the threshold for legal consumption of alcoholic beverages. In order to gain a full appreciation of this legal topic,… Read More »