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Virginia Considering Stricter Distracted Driving Laws

The Commonwealth of Virginia may soon join many other states in enacting stricter distracted driving laws relating to hand-held cellular phone use.  Presently, the Commonwealth has a law that has been criticized by police officers and others as being “very difficult to enforce,” according to Delegate Chris Collins (R – Frederick), a former police officer … Continue reading “Virginia Considering Stricter Distracted Driving Laws”

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Hlc In The News – Lawsuit Filed On Behalf Of Victim Of False Arrest In Caroline

Halperin Law Center Attorneys Jonathan E. Halperin and Andrew Lucchetti recently filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of the victim of a wrongful arrest due to mistaken identity.  Read the full story on Fredericksburg.com here.

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Trump Announces Intent To Nominate Additional Judicial Nominees

Today President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate additional judicial nominees for federal court vacancies throughout the country. One such vacancy currently exists within the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals (the “Fourth Circuit”), created by Judge Dennis W. Shedd assuming senior status on January 30, 2018. It is expected that another member of … Continue reading “Trump Announces Intent To Nominate Additional Judicial Nominees”

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Criminal And Civil Protections For Law Enforcement Officers

Criminal and Civil Protections for Law Enforcement Officers By: Isaac A. McBeth, Esq. The NY Times recently reported that civil rights prosecutors recommended charges against a New York police officer involved in the death of Eric Garner. The circumstances surrounding Mr. Garner’s death have been widely publicized. Mr. Garner died after NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo … Continue reading “Criminal And Civil Protections For Law Enforcement Officers”

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Pedestrian Deaths On The Rise By Isaac A. Mcbeth, Esq.

A recent article by the Washington Post found that pedestrian deaths have reached the highest level in 28 years. Specifically, nearly 6000 pedestrians were killed in 2016, representing a 46% increase from the number of fatalities documented just seven years earlier in 2009. The finding came from a “Status Report” issued May 8 by the … Continue reading “Pedestrian Deaths On The Rise By Isaac A. Mcbeth, Esq.”