A police officer is talking to a criminal defendant when the defendant offers some information and asks about a plea deal. The officer calls the commonwealth’s attorney’s office and asks if he can talk to the defendant about some horse trading. The request should set off ethical alarm bells for the prosecutor who takes that [...]
January 27th, 2012 · Comments Off · Criminal Cases
November 7th, 2007 · Comments Off · Lawyers and Law Firms
From yesterday’s election results… Two longtime commonwealth’s attorneys, one in Caroline County and the other in Albemarle, were defeated by opponents calling for change. In Caroline, Harvey Latney Jr. has been the top prosecutor for 30 years. But newcomer Tony Spencer got 60 percent of the vote, according to The Free Lance-Star. And The Daily [...]
November 1st, 2007 · Comments Off · Criminal Cases, U.S. District Court
A two-person law office can create a false sense of security, especially if the second person is a long-term employee with a reputation for competence and integrity. Harvey Latney Jr., the part-time commonwealth’s attorney in Caroline County who maintains a practice in Richmond, has found that out the hard way. Shelia Mae Boone, Latney’s secretary [...]
October 11th, 2007 · Comments Off · Virginia Legal News Stories
Richmond criminal defense lawyer Craig Cooley is raising funds to help Caroline County Commonwealth’s Attorney Harvey Latney Jr. repay $300,000 that allegedly was stolen from a client by Latney’s former secretary. The Richmond Times-Dispatch has details.