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Commonwealth Established Intent for Indecent Liberties (access required)

Regardless of whether a particular photograph displayed “sexual parts,” a teacher who engaged in a series of provocative texts with an 11-year-old student was properly convicted under Code § 18.2-374.3(B) of using a cell phone for “purposes of procuring or ...

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Motion to Strike Sentence Recommendation Denied (access required)

A Fairfax County circuit judge denies a motion to strike a jail sentence recommendation in a sex offender’s presentence report despite the fact that sentencing guidelines recommend probation. The defendant presents a challenge to the generalized authority of probation officers ...

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Virginia Bound by Maryland Immunity Agreement (access required)

A Bedford County circuit judge will suppress or exclude statements made by a felony murder defendant subject to terms of an immunity agreement with prosecutors in Montgomery County, Maryland. The court first addressed whether the commonwealth is contractually obligated by ...

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McGuireWoods receives pro bono award

The Virginia State Bar Access to Legal Services Committee has awarded McGuireWoods LLP the 2017 Frankie Muse Freeman Organizational Pro Bono Award, which is named for the first woman appointed to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. McGuireWoods attorneys have donated ...

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Drunken driver’s carriers offer $70K, jury gives $230K – $230,000 Verdict (access required)

Kathleen Young suffered a neck injury when her vehicle was hit in the rear by Cantrice Henderson on Hopkins Road in Chesterfield County. At the time of the crash Henderson had a blood alcohol content of .26. Liability was admitted. ...

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VBA seeks candidates for the Eastern District federal bench

The Virginia Bar Association and other bar groups will participate in the evaluation of candidates for the seat of retiring U.S. District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee. U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine have invited Virginia bar groups to evaluate ...

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White honored for career service

The Judicial Council of Virginia has named Campbell County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judge A. Ellen White as the recipient of the 2016 Harry L. Carrico Outstanding Career Service Award. The award was presented to White Aug. 28 at the ...

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