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Monthly Archives: October 2008

Domestic Relations – Termination Of Parental Rights – Transcript (access required)

The Court of Appeals affirms termination of a father’s parental rights to his two sons and two daughters because he failed to file a transcript of the proceedings in the circuit court and did not timely file his statement of ...

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Criminal – Cocaine Distribution – Certificate Of Analysis (access required)

At defendant’s cocaine trial, the trial court did not err in admitting a certificate of analysis as improperly filed in a related case charging distribution, and his conviction under Va. Code § 18.2-248 is affirmed by the Court of Appeals. ...

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Criminal – Attempted Malicious Wounding – Ramming Police Cruiser (access required)

A defendant who repeatedly eluded police during a pursuit that began with a speeding violation, and who several times stopped in front of a police cruiser and then reversed to ram his pickup truck into the cruiser, has his convictions ...

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Criminal – Murder One – Girl At Party – Decomposed Body (access required)

The Court of Appeals affirms defendant’s first-degree murder conviction in the death of a 19-year-old young woman who defendant allegedly said he would walk home from a party, but whose badly decomposed body was found one week later in nearby ...

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Criminal – Marijuana – Intent To Distribute (access required)

There was sufficient evidence to convict defendant of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, the Court of Appeals says, in light of his possession of two plastic baggies containing “bulk marijuana” weighing 20.6 grams; two clear, empty baggies that ...

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Criminal – Disorderly Conduct – Local Ordinance (access required)

Although defendant contends he could have been convicted of other offenses under the other-crimes proviso of Hampton City Code § 24-12, the Court of Appeals nevertheless upholds his conviction of disorderly conduct. Responding to a call, police found defendant in ...

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