Although the commonwealth could not convict a woman of possession of drugs found in a wardrobe in her home’s master bedroom, which would have required proof that she knew about the drugs, she nevertheless could be convicted of three counts ...Read More »
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A delivery room nurse could testify for plaintiff at a med-mal trial in which plaintiff sued the now-deceased physician who had supervised delivery of an infant who suffered from shoulder dystocia leading to Erb’s palsy; the Supreme Court of Virginia ...Read More »
A defendant charged with drug distribution could have used information about a confidential informant’s lies about drug buys to undermine the investigation that led to defendant’s prosecution, and the Supreme Court of Virginia says defendant is entitled to a new ...Read More »
The owner of a farm for homeless horses who failed to get emergency veterinary treatment for a horse that was emaciated and dehydrated, and that had been down for two days, can be misdemeanor animal cruelty conviction, the Supreme Court ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia has provided a safe harbor for prosecutors to advise police about questioning a willing defendant even after a defense lawyer has been appointed. It was a hot topic for Virginia prosecutors. A 2009 U.S. Supreme ...Read More »
L. Steven Emmert, perhaps the most active appellate attorney in state courts and the host of the popular www.virginia-appeals.com website, says he will seek the Supreme Court of Virginia seat that will be created by the retirement of Justice Lawrence ...
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