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Author Archives: Deborah Elkins

Criminal – Firearm Possession – Domestic Violence Misdemeanor (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court says a statute that prohibits weapon possession by a man convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence is not an unconstitutional infringement on his Second Amendment rights, although an unpublished appellate opinion lends some support to the ...

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Criminal – Internet Solicitation – Officer’s Online Persona (access required)

At defendant’s trial for Internet solicitation of sex with a minor, the trial court did not err in admitting evidence of defendant’s relationship with another named individual to prove defendant knew that “Brooke,” an online persona created by a police ...

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Administrative – Marine Regulation – Crab Dredging (access required)

A commercial waterman’s claim that the circuit court should have struck the Virginia Marine Resources Commission’s entire scheme for regulating crab dredging, instead of just a portion of the regulations, is moot because of the commission’s subsequent amendments consistent with ...

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Criminal – Suspended Sentence – Revocation – Rule 5A:18 (access required)

A trial court had subject matter jurisdiction to revoke a defendant’s suspended sentence; further, even though his original period of suspension had expired at the time of the revocation, the Court of Appeals says defendant is unable to demonstrate a ...

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