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No Habeas Relief on Consecutive Sentences (access required)

Although a habeas petitioner says the law has changed to allow sentencing courts discretion to run sentences on firearms convictions concurrently, a Norfolk Circuit Court says the court nevertheless could have petitioner’s sentences run consecutively, and the court dismisses the petition. Petitioner alleges that Brown v. Commonwealth, 284 Va. 538 (2012), should be applied retroactively to ...