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Felony prosecutions in Virginia can result from injury-causing DUI

Felony prosecutions are possible for Virginia people convicted of DUI who in the process cause permanent injury to others. Specifically, any person violating the Commonwealth's DWI law who "in a manner so gross, wanton and culpable as to show a reckless disregard for human life,...

A felony theft conviction is not possible without proof of value

In Virginia, the felony theft threshold is $200. Setting aside the injustice of such a low threshold for distinguishing between facing up to a year in jail for misdemeanor theft and twenty years for felony theft, the prosecutor must prove that $200 value threshold beyond...