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Vehicle Occupant’s Conviction for Shooting “At” the Vehicle Upheld (access required)

The court of appeals affirmed the conviction of appellant Robert Lee Jones for maliciously shooting at an occupied vehicle in violation of Code § 18.2-154, approving the trial court’s conclusion that, under the statute, a defendant can shoot “at” a ...

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Constitutional – Procedural Due Process – Revocation of Suspended Sentence (access required)

Washington v. Commonwealth (VLW No. 017-7-274, 12 pp.) (Decker, J.) Appealed from Hampton Circuit Court (Taylor, J.) Va. App. Unpub. Holding:  Following defendant’s arrest for violating his probation by using drugs, the drug treatment court held a hearing terminating him ...

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Financial Exploitation – Credit Card Fraud – Evidence (access required)

White v. Commonwealth (VLW No. 017-7-288, 11 pp.) (Decker, J.) Appealed from Richmond Circuit Court (Hughes, J.) Va. App. Pub. Holding: Defendant-home care aide appeals convictions for financial exploitation of a mentally incapacitated person and credit card fraud, in violation ...

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Subject Matter Jurisdiction – Supervised Probation – Waivable Defect (access required)

Silvious v. Commonwealth (VLW No. 017-7-230-UP, 8 pp.) (Decker, J.) Record No. 1518-16-3. Appeal from the Circuit Court of Rockingham County (Wilson, J.) Holding: Where the circuit court may have committed error in the way in which it extended the ...

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Witness Never Identified Defendant (access required)

A three-judge panel of the Court of Appeals, granted a petition for appeal for a defendant charged with robbery, attempted carjacking, and conspiracy to commit carjacking, it found that the trial court erred in denying defendant’s motion to strike all ...

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