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State can't indict twice (access required)

The Fairfax commonwealth’s attorney cannot pursue a direct indictment of a defendant who successfully used the DUI double-jeopardy defense last summer, a Fairfax Circuit judge has ruled. A new indictment for the same incident is barred by res judicata, he ...

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No UM allowed for moving drive-by (access required)

Drivers and passengers injured in their cars during drive-by shootings cannot get uninsured-motorist coverage, the Virginia Supreme Court has ruled in four consolidated cases. In each scenario, the cars were in motion when shots were fired from one car to ...

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News in Brief for April 29, 1996 (access required)

VSB Disciplinary Actions Williamsburg lawyer Paul Lowell Wilson petitioned to surrender his license to practice law on April 22. The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board accepted the petition and entered an order that day revoking Wilson’s license. Disciplinary charges existed ...

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Review Granted for April (access required)

Review Granted provides a brief synopsis of recent cases in which the Virginia Supreme Court has granted petitions for appeal. This feature appears in the last issue of Virginia Lawyers Weekly each month. The information provided comes from the successful ...

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