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Monthly Archives: July 2009

Criminal – Solicitation Of Minor – Criminal Intent (access required)

At defendant’s trial for computer solicitation of a minor and attempted indecent liberties with a minor, even if the trial court erred in refusing to allow defendant to present testimony from two three witnesses to whom defendant allegedly showed a ...

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Real Estate – Title Dispute – Jurisdiction (access required)

The Court of Appeals transfers to the Supreme Court of Virginia the portion of this appeal raising real estate title and easement issues, as the intermediate appellate court does not have jurisdiction over such matters, and summarily affirms the trial ...

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Criminal – Speedy Trial – Anonymous Tip (access required)

A defendant’s lawyer did not object to the date set by the trial court to try him on robbery and firearm charges, or to continuance of the case for several weeks, and the Court of Appeals rejects defendant’s statutory speedy ...

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Domestic Relations – Spousal Support – Rule 5A:18 (access required)

A wife did not preserve her appellate challenge to the trial court’s award of nine years of spousal support to her – three years of $2,100 monthly payments and six years of $1,500 monthly payments – and the Court of ...

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Domestic Relations – Termination Of Parental Rights – Filthy House (access required)

The Court of Appeals upholds termination of a father’s parental rights to his two small children where the parents failed after repeated warning to clean their home filled with 10 people, rats and roaches, cat and dog feces, and their ...

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

Where social service officials found the parents on more than one occasion intoxicated and violent in front of their children, and one child sustained a skull fracture when riding on a “four wheeler” while strapped to the mother’s chest, and ...

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Domestic Relations – Termination Of Parental Rights – Alternative Placement (access required)

Social service authorities made an adequate effort to consider placement of a mother’s children when the three relatives she identified, but termination of the mother’s rights was in the best interests of the children, according to this Court of Appeals ...

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Criminal – Grand Larceny – Forged Traveler’s Check (access required)

The Court of Appeals affirms defendant’s convictions of grand larceny and uttering a forged traveler’s check despite her contention that the evidence did not prove fraudulent intent and that she knew the traveler’s checks were forged or counterfeit when she ...

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