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Virginia Court of Appeals – Unpublished decisions affirmed per curiam (access required)

Criminal “Slate asserts that the trial court erred by finding that he entered his guilty plea freely, voluntarily, and intelligently because the record is ‘devoid of any evidence’ that he was cognizant of ‘the relevant collateral consequences of his plea.’” ...

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Counsel didn’t render ineffective assistance (access required)

Where the government obtained the defendant’s historical cellular site location information, or CSLI, in good-faith reliance upon then-existing law, the defendant’s counsel did not render ineffective assistance by failing to move to suppress the information. The motion likely would not ...

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Vaccination not sole basis for denial of compassionate release (access required)

Where a detainee argued that the district court ignored the particulars of his medical conditions and disqualified him from compassionate release solely because he had received the COVID-19 vaccination, but the record showed the district court considered a variety of ...

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Sufficient evidence supports grand larceny conviction (access required)

Sufficient circumstantial evidence support appellant’s conviction for grand larceny of a motor vehicle. Evidence Schafer argues that the trial court erred in convicting him of grand larceny because the evidence was insufficient to prove that he was the one who ...

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