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Cop outside home county doesn’t get protections (access required)

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A Charlottesville Circuit judge has refused to apply enhanced penalties to a defendant who allegedly punched an officer, because the Albemarle County officer was acting outside his jurisdiction. Defendant Josue Salinas Valdez allegedly attacked two police officers who appeared at ...

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No ‘Tenant’ Relief Against Owners’ Association (access required)

A Charlottesville Circuit Court dismisses requests by plaintiff against defendant unit owners’ association, as he does not qualify for relief under any of the Code sections cited. Plaintiff’s first document is the Tenant’s Assertion and Complaint form designed for use ...

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Husband to Pay Wife’s $50K Attorney’s Fees (access required)

A couple who is divorcing after a “tumultuous” 21-year marriage will split their marital property 60-40 in favor of wife, and wife receives no current spousal support, but a 10-year reservation of a right to support; the Charlottesville Circuit Court ...

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Charges Dropped for Arrest Outside Jurisdiction (access required)

A Charlottesville Circuit Court dismisses two felony charges against defendant arising from an alleged hit and run that occurred in Albemarle County, but was charged after police apprehended defendant in the city of Charlottesville; the apprehension and arrest were improper ...

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Court considers ‘good cause’ for courtroom cameras (access required)

A Charlottesville Circuit Court offered “mere speculation” to justify its decision to bar cameras from the courtroom when it sentenced George Huguely V to 23 years in prison for killing his former girlfriend, Charlottesville lawyer Gregory S. Duncan told the ...

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