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Criminal – Guilty Plea Rejection – Knowing & Voluntary (access required)

Although defendant stated that he was willing to plead guilty to reduced charges of aggravated sexual battery “because of his background,” that he could not afford to do a “lot of time,” that he was having problems in his “current ...

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Workers' Comp – Arising Out Of – Ordinary Disease – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (access required)

Where the treating physician, an orthopedic specialist, stated that in his opinion claimant’s right trigger thumb was probably precipitated because of the repetitious nature of her assembly line work, and that claimant’s trigger finger and her bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome ...

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Civil Practice – Appeals – Rule 5A:18 – Waiver Of Objections (access required)

Although wife appeals the trial court’s order of child and spousal support on the ground that the trial court considered evidence not in the record, this argument will not be heard because wife’s trial counsel did not object at trial ...

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Domestic Relations – Administrative – Finding Of Physical Child Abuse (access required)

Although the hearing officer declined to hear testimony from appellant’s daughter regarding the alleged incident of child abuse because the daughter was only 11 years old, mother was not prejudiced by this omission, since the hearing officer considered the proffer ...

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Domestic Relations (306577) (access required)

Child Support Increase Although the father claims he should not be obliged to pay the presumptive amount of child support in the statutory guidelines because mother has a higher educational level than he; mother has a monthly surplus of income ...

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Domestic Relations – Bank Account Valuation – Order To Sell Home (access required)

Where the trial court in this divorce case valued a bank account as of the date of separation, although the court had ordered the husband to continue making mortgage payments on marital property from that account, we modify the court’s ...

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Domestic Relations – Jurisdiction – Transfer To J&DR Court – Family Court (access required)

Although the circuit court, after ordering father to pay child support, transferred this case to the juvenile and domestic relations court, and after that court became an experimental family court, mother filed a petition for a child support increase, but ...

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Criminal – Forgery Of Public Record – Fingerprint Card – Sufficiency (access required)

Although defendant contends he should not have been convicted under Code § 18.2-168 of forging a public document for signing a false name to his fingerprint card, the lack of specificity in the Virginia statute about what constitutes a public ...

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