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Daily Archives: May 28, 2007

Immigration – Fiancé Visa – Adjustment Status (access required)

A petitioner who entered the U.S. from Macedonia on a K-1 fianc? visa and subsequently married his fianc?, but who divorced without obtaining permanent resident status, is not eligible for an adjustment of his status to obtain an I-140 immigrant ...

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Criminal – Disorderly Conduct – Judge Testimony (access required)

The Court of Appeals affirms the disorderly conduct conviction of a man who confronted a deputy clerk at a general district court clerk’s office about obtaining a form to sue the city in response to a summons he received for ...

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Criminal – Domestic A&B – Misdemeanor (access required)

The Court of Appeals reverses defendant’s conviction for domestic assault and battery, third or subsequent offense, in violation of Va. Code Sect. 18.2-57.2(B), because the commonwealth did not prove two or more prior convictions occurring on different days. The commonwealth ...

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Criminal – Drug Possession – Paraphernalia In Vehicle (access required)

Although defendant claims the commonwealth failed to prove that she knowingly and intentionally exercised dominion and control over the items containing cocaine and marijuana residue found in her car, and contends she would not have consented to a police search ...

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Criminal – Forgery – Uttering – Driving After HO Order (access required)

A driver who forged another person’s name on three traffic summonses issued by police, and who was driving after having been declared a habitual offender, is convicted of three counts of forging a public document, three counts of uttering a ...

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Criminal – Right To Counsel – Pro Se Representation (access required)

A defendant’s cocaine distribution conviction is reversed because the trial court, in denying defendant’s request to defend himself pro se, applied the wrong standard by finding defendant competent to stand trial, but not competent to represent himself. The trial court ...

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Criminal – Robbery – Firearm – Cell Phone Possession (access required)

Although defendant claimed he purchased a woman’s cell phone, taken from her at gunpoint when a man entered her car and robbed her, from a man named “Skeet,” there was sufficient evidence to convict defendant of robbery of the woman ...

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Domestic Relations – Equitable Distribution – Pension (access required)

A husband who worked for Western Electric, then AT&T, and several successors to that company, for 34 years and one month, cannot limit wife’s share of his pension by claiming the amount he received during a transition from working for ...

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Domestic Relations – PSA Enforcement – Standing (access required)

A daughter who claimed she was a third-party beneficiary of her divorced parents’ property settlement agreement, which called for the parents to establish a limited liability company to take ownership of certain real estate to be preserved for the parties’ ...

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Traffic Offenses – Felony Reckless Driving – Revoked License – Confrontation Clause – DMV Transcript (access required)

At defendant’s trial for felony reckless driving while his license was revoked after having twice been convicted of DUI, the trial court did not err in admitting defendant’s Department of Motor Vehicles transcript, over his Confrontation Clause objection, to prove ...

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