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Marijuana in Suitcases Supports Transport Conviction (access required)

The Court of Appeals affirms defendant’s bench trial conviction for transporting over five pounds of marijuana into Virginia in violation of Va. Code §18.2-248.01 based on circumstantial evidence surrounding the arresting officer’s discovery of the marijuana in suit cases during ...

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Girlfriend Beating Is ‘Malicious’ Bodily Injury (access required)

The Court of Appeals upholds defendant’s conviction for maliciously causing bodily injury by beating his girlfriend, leaving her with chronic pain; defendant can be convicted under the “malicious wounding” statute, Va. Code § 18.2-51, even though an injury did not ...

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A twice-told tale: Sentences suspended, revoked, reimposed (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia today rejected appeals by two defendants who couldn’t stay out of trouble after initially getting a break with a suspended sentence. In each case, what the trial judge didn’t know in an earlier hearing later ...

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Court Clarifies Criminal ‘Discovery’ Rules (access required)

In a criminal case with a 17-defendant, two-count indictment charging conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance, the Alexandria U.S. District Court denies four defendants’ motions asking the government to disclose its trial exhibit and witness list to each defendant. The ...

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