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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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Substitute judge accused of pot farming

Shenandoah County lawyer and substitute judge James H. Allamong Jr. has been arrested after authorities found marijuana plants growing on his property. The plants were discovered while firefighters were responding to a nearby shed fire, according to the Northern Virginia ...

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Victim Medical Record Summaries Admissible (access required)

The Court of Appeals affirms defendant’s jury trial convictions for felony malicious and aggravated malicious wounding of two victims: defendant did not properly preserve his objections to victim medical record summaries, their content was admissible under the business records exception ...

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75-Minute Detention Reasonable, Court Says (access required)

The Court of Appeals affirms defendant’s bench trial convictions for armed robbery and breaking and entering a restaurant while wearing a mask; reasonable suspicion supported defendant’s 75-minute detention allowing the arresting officers to gather sufficient evidence for probable cause to ...

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