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False pretenses conviction appeal waived by brief deficiencies (access required)

A defendant’s conviction for obtaining funds using false pretenses based on her withdrawal of $110 in cash after she had deposited two checks into her account that were subsequently rejected was upheld because the significant deficiencies in her appellate brief ...

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No dismissal after failure to object to speedy trial violation (access required)

Where a defendant’s trial was scheduled to take place more than five months after his preliminary hearing, in violation of Virginia’s speedy trial requirements, the defendant was not entitled to a dismissal of the indictment because he failed to object ...

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Conviction for failing to reregister as a sex offender upheld (access required)

Where an officer’s testimony and a record keeper’s affidavit demonstrated that the defendant missed a sex-offender reregistration date, and the defendant’s statements to the officer that he thought he had mailed the form in gave rise to a presumption that ...

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White supremacists fail to upset Charl0ttesville-related indictment (access required)

The defendants, who are associated with the white-supremacist Rise Above Movement, were indicted for knowingly traveling in interstate commerce to incite a riot; promoting and carrying on a riot; and committing acts of violence and encouraging others to do the ...

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