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Tag Archives: Judge Jean Harrison Clements

Suspended sentence revoked for probation violation (access required)

The trial court did not abuse its discretion when it revoked appellant’s suspended sentences and imposed an active term of incarceration. Repeat offender “[T]he trial court revoked seven years of Walters’ previously suspended sentences, re-suspended five years, and placed him ...

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Denial of permanent benefits supported (access required)

The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission correctly denied claimant’s application for permanent and total disability. The medical evidence establishes that claimant’s complaints of left knee and leg problems were unrelated to her compensable right knee injury three years earlier. Overview Claimant ...

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Evidence supported intent to distribute cocaine (access required)

Where appellant was convicted of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, there was sufficient circumstantial evidence that he possessed the cocaine. Further, intent to distribute was established by an expert’s testimony that the way the cocaine was packaged and the ...

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Unidentified co-conspirator’s statement properly admitted (access required)

Appellant’s Sixth Amendment rights were not violated by the admission of an unidentified co-conspirator’s statements because the statements were not testimonial and were made in furtherance of the conspiracy. Background Appellant and another individual broke down the door of Goode’s ...

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Evidence properly admitted in child abuse or neglect case (access required)

Appellants’ statements to police detectives about her injured child were properly admitted at trial even though she was not given Miranda warnings. The trial court correctly determined that the interview, which took place in an enclosed waiting area at the ...

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Property destruction and burglary convictions affirmed (access required)

The trial court correctly denied appellant’s motion to strike the commonwealth’s evidence of burglary and destruction of property. There is sufficient evidence to affirm the court’s guilty verdicts on both charges. Background Price went to a shed on his property ...

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Reimposed sentences served consecutively (access required)

Appellant’s reimposed sentences will be served consecutively because the original sentencing order is best understood as providing for concurrent service of the active sentences and consecutive terms for the suspended sentences. Overview In August 2016, appellant was convicted of grand ...

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No jurisdiction over claim against employer and insurer (access required)

The Workers’ Compensation Commission correctly determined that it lacked jurisdiction to hear a claim by a medical provider against a shipyard and its insurer for payment of services rendered to the shipyard’s employee. “[T]his case is controlled by the published ...

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