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‘Unsigned’ Order OK as Predicate Conviction (access required)

A defendant cannot overturn his conviction for domestic assault and battery, third offense, with a claim that the trial court should not have received into evidence an unsigned order documenting one predicate offense; the Court of Appeals says there is sufficient evidence to support defendant’s third domestic assault conviction. Virginia Code § 17.1-123(A) says an unsigned ...