By

Jad Sarsour
Virginia is no stranger to gun violence. One of the most tragic gun massacres occurred at Virginia Tech in 2007. The governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, signed an executive order this week that is aimed at tightening up Virginia’s gun laws. The new laws make it illegal to openly carry guns in certain state-owned buildings....
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Robert Griffin Jr., the father of Robert Griffin III (the quarterback for the Washington Redskins) was charged and convicted of reckless driving. He will serve 10 days in jail in Hampton, Virginia for driving 115 mph on Interstate 64. This is almost twice the legal limit, which is 60 mph. Although he pleaded not guilty,...
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Three men were charged with a shooting on Virginia’s Interstate 264 at around 1:40 a.m. A Ford Fiesta was believed to have been the make of the car from which the shots were fired. The car initially refused to stop, but when it finally pulled over the three men were taken into custody without incident....
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Hannah Graham was a University of Virginia student who vanished after going out to dinner and two college parties with friends. The man charged with her murder was a suspect in two other sexual assault cases on college campuses, but was never convicted. In response to the amount of sexual assault on college campuses, the...
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An art exhibit at Art180 Reality recently shed a light on the effects of juvenile delinquency convictions. The gallery featured exhibits done by children at the Juvenile Detention Center in Richmond. One former prisoner discussed how he was incarcerated at the age of 14 for a robbery where he was in the wrong place at...
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You may have heard how seriously law enforcement in Virginia takes reckless driving. You may have even experienced it if you have been ticketed before. There are serious penalties associated with a reckless driving conviction and it is considered a crime in the Commonwealth.  This applies to your average, everyday driver. What happens if you...
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Whether you should talk to police after an accident is a tricky question. Each situation is different and the right course of action will depend on the specifics of the situation. When most drivers are involved in an accident, their first inclination is to be cooperative with the police when they arrive to investigate the...
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Virginia is known for being incredibly tough on drivers who break the law. In a recent decision by the Virginia Court of Appeals, it seems that being tough on drivers has been taken to a new level. Wilson v. Commonwealth This month, the Virginia Court of Appeals issued a decision in the case of Wilson...
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Like with so many legal questions, it is not always clear whether the police have the right to search your vehicle after an accident. However, the question has been addressed by many courts, including the Supreme Court. The answer depends on the specific circumstances of your situation, but some general rules have been put in...
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If you drive long enough on Northern Virginia roads, the odds are that you will be involved in some type of automobile accident. In 2014, for example, there were over 120,000 reportable (meaning that there was injury, death, or property damage of over $1500) traffic accidents in Virginia and there was a reportable accident every...
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