Although defendant claims the trial court erred “in refusing to allow” him to testify, the Court of Appeals says the trial court did not abuse its discretion in declining to reopen the proceedings to allow the disruptive defendant to testify. ...Read More »
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In ordering defendant to pay restitution for shooting a Hampton University dormitory night manager, the Court of Appeals says the trial court cannot include $62,615 for water damage to the victim’s home suffered because he was convalescing at a relative’s ...Read More »
A defendant stopped for a nonworking rear tag light has his conviction for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon affirmed; the Court of Appeals majority says the evidence was sufficient for rational fact finder to find guilt beyond ...Read More »
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 »
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 »