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No Habeas Jurisdiction for Phone Ringing Offense (access required)

A defendant whose parole was revoked, in part, for a conviction and fine for causing a telephone to ring with intent to annoy in violation of Va. Code § 18.2-429 is not “detained” within the meaning of Va. Code § 8.01-654(A) and the Fairfax Circuit Court does not have jurisdiction to consider his petition for ...