• FAQs About Sex Offender Registration in Virginia

    If you’ve recently been arrested or already convicted for violating Virginia’s sex crimes laws, you’re probably well aware that you face an extensive term of incarceration, fines, and other criminal penalties. However, there’s another aspect of your punishment that will follow you around long after you complete your sentence: The requirement to register as a…

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    Virginia Law: What is Infected Sexual Battery?

    In Virginia, it is a crime to knowingly or intentionally expose another person to a serious sexually transmitted disease (STD). Depending on the specific allegations, a defendant may even face felony sexual battery charges for exposing another person. If you were arrested and charged with infected sexual battery in Northern Virginia, you should seek immediate…

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    Can Distracted Walking Result in Pedestrian Accidents?

    We often hear about the dangers of distracted driving, but can distracted walking also result in serious pedestrian accidents and motor vehicle collisions? A recent article in Curbed discusses a new study on distracted walking conducted by researchers at Northern Arizona University. While the study focused on pedestrian behaviors in New York City and Flagstaff,…

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    Identity Theft Is A Crime In Virginia

    When someone steals another person’s identity for the purpose of committing fraud, they may be charged and convicted of identity theft. Under Virginia Code, Section 18.2-186.3, identity theft is a crime and could result in misdemeanor or felony charges, depending on the severity of the crime. Generally, an identity theft crime will be classified as a misdemeanor…

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    Janitor Charged With Attempting To Solicit Child Pornography

    Downloading, possessing, or transmitting sexually explicit images or videos involving minors may result in child pornography charges in the state of Virginia. Nowadays, most pornography charges involve the internet in some capacity, but some stem from sharing printed photos via mail. A 47-year-old school janitor in Virginia was recently arrested and is now facing Class…

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    Virginia Beach Woman Charged With DUI

    A 35-year-old Virginia Beach woman was recently arrested for driving under the influence and damaging state property after officers allegedly observed her driving recklessly on I-264. State police reported that the woman was driving the wrong-way on the interstate, and almost collided with an officer as the unit attempted to stop her vehicle. Police reportedly…

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    Statutory rape in Virginia

    Whenever an adult over the age of 18 is sexually involved with someone under the age of consent, they could face charges of statutory rape. Rape and date rape generally refer to forcing someone to engage in sexual activity without their consent. In statutory rape cases, force is generally not a requirement. In Virginia, there…

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