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Monthly Archives: June 2009

Domestic Relations – Termination Of Parental Rights – Protective Order (access required)

A mother who had been receiving multiple services from the social services department for a period of years, and who was unable to meet the department’s requirements under a protective order, has termination of her parental rights upheld by the ...

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Criminal – IAD Time Limit – Burglary – Grand Larceny (access required)

A defendant convicted of statutory burglary and grand larceny has failed to show that he complied with the requirements of the Interstate Agreement on Detainers and the trial court did not err in denying defendant’s motion to dismiss the Rockbridge ...

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Criminal – Drug Court Discharge – Due Process Protections (access required)

The Court of Appeals upholds defendant’s summary termination from the drug court program, as defendant failed to preserve for appeal his claim that he was entitled to the same procedural protections as a person facing revocation of probation. Defendant argued ...

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Administrative – Child Abuse Finding – Reported Sexual Abuse (access required)

The Court of Appeals upholds a trial court decision finding appellant’s two minor children to be abused or neglected, based on her 11-year-old daughter’s reports of being sexually abused by mother’s boyfriend, who cared for the daughter and his own ...

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Administrative – Child Abuse Finding – Res Judicata (access required)

A child protective services proceeding that cited some of the same allegations against appellant child care provider as were covered in a prior licensure proceeding is not barred by res judicata or collateral estoppel, the Court of Appeals says. Appellant ...

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Traffic Offense – Reckless Driving – U.S. Park Police (access required)

Although defendant claims a U.S. Park police officer had no authority to stop him for speeding on Interstate 395 in Arlington County, the Court of Appeals affirms defendant’s conviction of reckless driving because, assuming without deciding that the officer had ...

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Criminal – Stolen Property – ‘Constructive Receipt’ (access required)

A woman who admitted her boyfriend used for rent and support of their child the money he obtained from stealing items from cars and storing them in their home, cannot be convicted of receipt of stolen property in violation of ...

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Criminal – Methadone – Intent To Distribute – Presence Of Three Drugs (access required)

There was sufficient circumstantial evidence to convict defendant, who was seen hurling three baggies into the car’s backseat as police approached after a traffic stop, of possession of methadone, one of the three drugs in the baggies, with intent to ...

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