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Criminal – Supervised Release – Pretrial Detention – Tolling (access required)

A defendant’s term of supervised release on a heroin conviction is tolled while he is in pretrial detention on other charges for which he is later convicted; the 4th Circuit agrees with the majority of its sister circuits that have ...

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Search by police posing as home buyers was not illegal (access required)

The Court of Appeals of Virginia refused to overturn a felon-in-possession conviction of a Shenandoah County man where police confirmed the presence of guns and ammo by pretending to be home buyers taking a tour of the house. Authorities got ...

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Disbarred lawyer charged with grand larceny

Update: (11/18/2010 10:42 a.m.) A question of venue has delayed arraignment for former attorney Kyle Leftwich, charged with pocketing fees while working for a law firm. A lawyer who surrendered her license last month after she admitted diverting money from ...

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Charge against Franklin County sheriff is dismissed

The one misdemeanor charge that emerged from a special grand jury investigation of the Franklin County sheriff’s office now has been dismissed on the motion of a special prosecutor. The grand jury investigation produced a report critical of management at ...

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Conviction reversed for Brady violation

In a victory for defense attorneys fighting discovery battles with prosecutors, the Supreme Court of Virginia has reversed a sharply split Court of Appeals, expanding the scope of material that the government must turn over to defendants in criminal cases. ...

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Conviction reversed for Brady violation

In a victory for defense attorneys fighting discovery battles with prosecutors, the Supreme Court of Virginia has reversed a sharply split Court of Appeals, expanding the scope of material that the government must turn over to defendants in criminal cases. ...

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Criminal – Grand Larceny From Person – Struggle – Cash-Drawer Currency (access required)

There was sufficient evidence to convict defendant of robbery for grabbing cash from a convenience store cash register, after struggling with the cashier, but the Supreme Court of Virginia applies the “ends of justice” exception to reverse defendant’s conviction of ...

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