By

Christopher Lovos
Under Virginia law, stalking can be considered domestic violence or family abuse. This is only true if the victim of the stalking fits a specific definition that, for the purposes of this article, is a member of the accused’s family or household (including former roommates from up to a year past). Virginia’s Family Abuse Law...
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A reckless driving charge in Virginia is a very serious matter. Virginia is infamous for being tough on reckless drivers. In fact, Virginia is so hard on reckless drivers that it is a Class One misdemeanor. It is punishable with up to 12 months in jail and a fine of up to $2500. To give...
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The answer is both yes and no. This is because reckless driving is based on how you drive at a given time, while DUI involves your condition while driving. Both charges are incredibly serious in Virginia and deserve discussion. Below, you will find examples of situations where both can be charged and where only DUI...
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Nobody likes to have his or her photo taken. Inevitably, your hair is sticking up, you’ve accidentally blinked, or you’ve been caught open-mouthed, mid-word. But if you’re driving with a CDL (commercial driver’s’ license) and a camera flashes while you’re just missing the yellow light or driving a little too fast, having your photo taken...
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What Is a Dog-Sniff Case? It seems like a strange name but a dog-sniff case is exactly what it sounds like:  a drug case (almost always) where a trained dog is used to sniff the outside of a vehicle to establish the presence of illegal drugs.  All manner of police agencies use canines these days...
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Thousands of people in Fairfax County work for either the Federal government or contractors for the government.  Many of these people hold security clearances that enable them to work in position that would otherwise be barred to them but for the clearance.  Did you know that a DUI conviction can seriously impact your ability to...
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What is Cybercrime? Cybercrime is any type of criminal activity committed by means of the computer or internet, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). There are state and federal task forces exclusively focused on eradicated this type of crime. Cybercrimes are prosecuted fiercely and with a very high conviction rate. Certain types of...
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On occasion, police will set up DUI checkpoints to facilitate the discovery and arrest of intoxicated drivers. If you are approaching a checkpoint after having had some alcohol, you may be concerned about running the risk of arrest. In most cases, you can limit your chance of receiving a drinking and driving charge by following...
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They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Whether you measure you favorite chemical indulgences in grams or ounces you need to take some basic cell phone safety precautions. First, a disclaimer, a warrant and a dedicated forensic technologist can find pretty much anything on your IOS or Android device (Blackberries...
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