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Tag Archives: Judge Rossie D. Alston Jr.

Striking Unconscious Victim Was Not ‘Self-Defense’ (access required)

Although defendant, charged with continuing to hit and stomp a man he confronted on the Virginia Beach boardwalk, contended the evidence in this case supported a jury instruction on self-defense, the Court of Appeals upholds denial of the jury instruction ...

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Record Insufficient for Father’s ‘Credit’ Claim (access required)

Because the appellate record is incomplete, especially in not including guidelines worksheets,  the Court of Appeals affirms the judgment below and will not consider appellant’s claim that the trial court erred in its order governing payment of, and any credit ...

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No Speedy Trial Waiver in Setting Trial Date (access required)

Although trial counsel purportedly ac­knowledged, during a hearing on the com­monwealth’s request for a continuance, that a later trial date was within the five-month statutory speedy trial date, trial counsel later explicitly objected to the continuance on speedy trial grounds ...

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