A defendant convicted of possession of cocaine discovered in a traffic stop is not entitled to have his conviction reversed; the Court of Appeals says a torn registration decal on a license plate can justify the stop. Defendant was driving ...Read More »
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A legislative session to interview candidates for a vacancy on the Supreme Court of Virginia split – literally – over the court’s recent decision in Hernandez v. Commonwealth. That case held that judges can defer entering judgment in criminal cases ...
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Police officers who stopped defendant’s car for a traffic violation and observed a strong smell of marijuana coming from the car and heard defendant say he did not have the vehicle registration because the car belonged to his daughter’s mother, ...Read More »
A graduate student who refused to vacate his student housing after withdrawal from Regent and who entered the apartment through a window after the locks had been changed, has his trespass conviction upheld by the Court of Appeals. At his ...Read More »
Although a guardian ad litem recommended the father have primary physical custody of the parties’ four children, the trial court did not err in awarding primary physical custody to the mother, the Court of Appeals says. The trial court specifically ...Read More »
Candidates for a Supreme Court vacancy can begin politicking in earnest now that bar groups have evaluated them and the legislative session is about to begin, according to Del. David B. Albo, the Fairfax Republican who chairs the House of ...
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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 ...Read More »
At defendant’s trial for second-degree murder, the trial court did not err in admitting an audiotape of the victim’s 911 call under the present sense impression exception to the hearsay rule, and the Court of Appeals affirms defendant’s conviction of ...Read More »
A police officer summoned to a convenience store parking lot after a private security guard observed defendant with a baggie of a white substance, which defendant admitted was crack cocaine, had probable cause to arrest defendant and did not violate ...Read More »
A North Carolina bail bondsman who went to a Mecklenburg County funeral in an effort to apprehend a man who failed to appear in North Carolina on an identity theft charge, is guilty of attempted abduction, the Court of Appeals ...Read More »