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Tag Archives: Criminal

Va. Common Law Robbery Is ‘Violent Crime’ (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court overrules defendant’s objection to the court’s calculation of defendant’s base offense level of 22 in sentencing him on his guilty plea to firearm possession by a convicted felon; defendant’s prior robbery conviction counts toward this ...

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Striking Unconscious Victim Was Not ‘Self-Defense’ (access required)

Although defendant, charged with continuing to hit and stomp a man he confronted on the Virginia Beach boardwalk, contended the evidence in this case supported a jury instruction on self-defense, the Court of Appeals upholds denial of the jury instruction ...

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Jury View of Intersection Denied in Manslaughter Case (access required)

In defendant’s prosecution for involuntary manslaughter and related charges in the death of a child in a stroller and injury to his mother when defendant’s vehicle struck them at an intersection, the Loudoun County Circuit Court denies the commonwealth’s motion ...

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