County To Stop Prosecuting Hit-And-Runs, Other Crimes

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 4: (L-R) Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) attend a Senate Judiciary Committee business meeting to vote on Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on Capitol Hill, April 4, 2022 in Washington, DC. The committee voted 11-11 and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer will use a procedural move to advance Jacksons nomination. A confirmation vote from the full Senate will come later this week. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images).

At a glance

  • The Loudoun County Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney in Virginia will no longer prosecute certain misdemeanor charges in an effort to crack down on more violent crimes, according to a letter sent to local judges in late December.
  • Attorney Buta Biberaj announced her office would no longer prosecute certain misdemeanor charges beginning next week in an effort to allocate resources toward more violent cases, she wrote in a letter to county judges on Dec. 30.
  • Instead, certain misdemeanors, such as hit-and-runs and public intoxication, will be deferred to local courts and law enforcement.

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