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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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    Misconduct at School May End Up in a Juvenile Court

    In Virginia, an issue that occurs in a school could potentially end up in the juvenile justice system. According to data released by the state of Virginia, approximately 40 percent of all disorderly conduct complaints filed against juveniles were filed by teachers, public safety officers, or other school officials. Increasingly, disciplinary matters that used to…

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    How Do You Collect Overdue Child Support in Virginia?

    Parents should provide financial support to their children. Unfortunately, many non-custodial parents fall behind on their child support obligations. According to a report published by the United States Census Bureau, only half of all parents who are receiving child support are getting the full amount that they are owed. Alarmingly, nearly one quarter of custodial…

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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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    How Divorce Affects Happiness

    Can divorce actually make people happier than they would be if they were married? While previous studies, such as an article published in the journal Addiction, suggest that divorce is linked to higher unhappiness rates and more problems with substance abuse, new research is starting to suggest that such trends may be shifting. Indeed, according…

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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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