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Trucker Hits Bicyclist, Changes Critical Fact at Trial (access required)

In this case of involuntary manslaughter resulting from a truck driving over a bicyclist at 10:56 p.m. on a four-lane-highway, the defendant truck driver’s testimony changed over the course of events. The Court of Appeals affirmed appellant’s conviction for involuntary ...

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Witness Never Identified Defendant (access required)

A three-judge panel of the Court of Appeals, granted a petition for appeal for a defendant charged with robbery, attempted carjacking, and conspiracy to commit carjacking, it found that the trial court erred in denying defendant’s motion to strike all ...

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ACCA Vagueness, VICAR Violations and Defining Violent Crimes (access required)

Alleged members of the Mad Stone Bloods gang request that a Roanoke U.S. District Court dismiss the counts in the superseding indictment charging them with the use and discharge of firearms during crimes of violence, in violation of 18 U.S.C. ...

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Commonwealth Established Intent for Indecent Liberties (access required)

Regardless of whether a particular photograph displayed “sexual parts,” a teacher who engaged in a series of provocative texts with an 11-year-old student was properly convicted under Code § 18.2-374.3(B) of using a cell phone for “purposes of procuring or ...

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Motion to Strike Sentence Recommendation Denied (access required)

A Fairfax County circuit judge denies a motion to strike a jail sentence recommendation in a sex offender’s presentence report despite the fact that sentencing guidelines recommend probation. The defendant presents a challenge to the generalized authority of probation officers ...

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Virginia Bound by Maryland Immunity Agreement (access required)

A Bedford County circuit judge will suppress or exclude statements made by a felony murder defendant subject to terms of an immunity agreement with prosecutors in Montgomery County, Maryland. The court first addressed whether the commonwealth is contractually obligated by ...

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