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CAV: Evidence supported meth-manufacture conviction (access required)

The Commonwealth sufficiently established that a defendant aided and abetted her camping companion in manufacturing methamphetamine. Background On October 1, 2015, sheriff’s deputies went to a given address to serve an arrest warrant on Timothy Comer. Comer wasn’t there when ...

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CAV: “Hobson’s choice” didn’t violate speedy-trial right (access required)

Despite numerous “egregious” discovery failures by the Commonwealth resulting in the defendant having to choose between a speedy trial and the evidence to which he was entitled, the trial court committed no error in finding that the Commonwealth didn’t act ...

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CAV: Defense counsel’s motion caused speedy-trial violation (access required)

The circuit court did not err in continuing the defendant’s trial past the speedy-trial deadline when the continuance stemmed from defendant’s (denied) request to present his motion to suppress on the same day as trial. Background On the afternoon of ...

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CAV: Divorce decree required splitting kids’ health costs (access required)

The divorcing couple’s property settlement agreement required the parties to split any uncovered medical costs incurred by their children while on their father’s health insurance policy, even if the children were no longer minors. Background Appellant Brian Green and Appellee ...

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CAV: Evidence supported welfare fraud convictions (access required)

Evidence was sufficient to support the defendant’s convictions and sentencing for welfare fraud, after she omitted income from her SNAP and fuel assistance applications. Background During 2015 and 2016, Appellant Latoya Jefferson shared a household with her five children and ...

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