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Reckless Driving & License Suspension in Virginia

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In the interest of public welfare and safety, the Commonwealth of Virginia prohibits reckless driving that endangers people or property. Any person who drives recklessly in Virginia can face criminal charges ranging from misdemeanor to felony. In the worst-case scenario, reckless driving can lead to hefty criminal fines and even incarceration. In addition to… Read More »

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4 Types of Forgery Crimes Under Virginia Law

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From counterfeit bills to fake IDs and altered birth certificates, there are many different types of forgery crimes. In most cases, forged documents, records, and other instruments are used to perpetrate fraud. In order to comprehend the boundaries of this offense, the following sections will explore four types of forgery crimes under Virginia law…. Read More »

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Possession of Marijuana in Virginia

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Even though marijuana is now legal in many other states, possession remains illegal in the Commonwealth of Virginia. That being said, Virginia does employ a separate classification for marijuana, including exceptions for medical use and law enforcement purposes. The penalty structure for marijuana possession is relatively lax, at least as compared to other drug… Read More »

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5 Key Facets of the Legal Process for Federal Crimes

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Unlike criminal conduct at the state level, which varies from state to state, federal crimes have a similar process across the United States. The following sections will provide an overview of five key facets of the legal process for federal crimes. Grand Jury In most federal criminal cases, a grand jury convenes to review… 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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Domestic Dispute Leads to Illegal Drug Charges for Virginia Man

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After initially responding to a domestic dispute, Stafford County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man from Dumfries, Virginia, for possession of illegal drugs and several other crimes, reported The Free Lance-Star. The deputies went to Paradise Court on Tuesday, August 7th at approximately 4:30 p.m. They were responding to a domestic violence incident and quickly… Read More »

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Virginia Man Convicted of Disorderly Conduct for Flamethrower Incident

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A Virginia man was convicted of disorderly conduct for discharging a flamethrower during a public rally, reported WTOP. Last week, this man received a 20-day prison sentence for his offense. On August 12th of last year, the Virginia man brought an improvised flamethrower to a protest rally in Charlottesville. The man sprayed flames at… Read More »

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Virginia Man Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter After Killing Pedestrian

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A man from Waynesboro, Virginia, faces criminal charges for involuntary manslaughter after killing a pedestrian, reported The News Leader. The accident in question occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m. on July 3, 2018. At that time, the man was driving in Verona near the intersection of Laurel Hill and Dunsmore roads. That is when the… Read More »

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4 New Virginia Criminal Laws Taking Effect on July 1

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The Virginia General Assembly approved many new laws that will take effect on July 1, 2018, included four changes to criminal law. To gain a full appreciation of these new changes, the following sections will explore each new law in detail. Grand Larceny Officially referred to as House Bill 1550 (HB 1550), this initiative… Read More »

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Federal Court Reviews Interdiction of Habitual Drunkards in Virginia

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The Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is reviewing a challenge to a criminal law in Virginia that targets habitual drunkards, reported the Richmond Times-Dispatch. On a larger level, this law allows the Virginia courts to label a person as a habitual drunkard. Then the court can issue a ruling — referred to legally… Read More »

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