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Criminal – Speedy Trial – Continuance – Transcript (access required)

The Court of Appeals cannot review defendant’s claim that a continuance of his trial for robbery and aggravated malicious wounding should have counted toward the speedy trial calculation under Va. Code § 19.2-243 because defendant did not file a transcript ...

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Criminal – Conditional Guilty Plea – Speedy Trial – Grand Larceny (access required)

A defendant who was incarcerated in North Carolina when Chesterfield County issued warrants for his arrest, did not trigger the speedy trial requirement when he wrote to the county prosecutor requesting a speedy trial under the Interstate Agreement on Detainers; ...

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Former delegate Hamilton indicted

A federal grand jury in Richmond indicted former state Del. Phillip A. Hamilton today on charges of bribery and extortion. Hamilton lost his seat in the House and on the powerful Appropriations Committee in 2009 after disclosures that he sought ...

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Criminal – Drug Conviction – Firearm ‘Use’ – Sentence Reduction (access required)

The 4th Circuit says the new rule in Watson v. U.S., – that a person does not “use” a firearm under 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(A) when he receives the gun in trade for drugs – applies retroactively to cases on ...

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Criminal – Firearm Possession – Misdemeanor Domestic Violence – Gun Rights (access required)

A man convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence for assaulting his adult daughter has his conviction for illegal firearm possession under 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(9) vacated and remanded to the district court by the 4th Circuit, for consideration of whether § ...

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