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Lawyer, a no show after continuance, gets writ on contempt

The Supreme Court of Virginia has agreed to hear Virginia Beach attorney Kenneth L. Singleton’s appeal of his contempt of court citation.

Singleton’s sin? He didn’t show up for court and told his client not to come to court either after a Norfolk prosecutor had agreed to continue his case.

Then Circuit Judge Charles D. Griffith Jr. said only the court could excuse the appearance of litigants and their attorneys and fined Singleton $250.

An earlier post has more details and a link to the Virginia Court of Appeals opinion upholding the citation.

By Alan Cooper

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