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Criminal – Animal Neglect – Nonsuit (access required)

The Court of Appeals upholds a bench ruling pursuant to Va. Code § 3.1-796.115, that the 20 animals in appellant’s custody were deprived of adequate care, rendering a direct threat to their safety and health. Appellant contends that following the commonwealth’s prior nonsuit of the charges in the de novo appeal to the circuit court, the ...

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