A defendant cannot overturn his conviction of assault and battery of a family member by claiming error when a trial judge denied defendant’s motion to strike a venire member who agreed with the statement that “no man ever has a ...Read More »
A defendant convicted of three misdemeanor traffic offenses was not denied his right to free exercise of religion when the trial court denied defendant the opportunity to explain to the jury his use of “El” at the end of his ...Read More »
The Court of Appeals applies the “collective knowledge” doctrine to uphold the stop of a vehicle in North Carolina, based on reasonable articulable suspicion developed by a Richmond police detective who had determined that the vehicle had been in the ...Read More »
A mother cannot appeal adjudicatory orders that her three children were without parental care or supervision due to their mother’s incarceration; the Court of Appeals says it lacks jurisdiction because the orders were not final orders. Here, it is clear ...Read More »
Although defendant presents a novel interpretation of Va. Code § 19.2-270.5, contending that the notice required under the statute should be tolled against the commonwealth because it was the proponent of the DNA evidence in this case, the Court of ...Read More »
The Court of Appeals reverses defendant’s conviction of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine because the commonwealth failed to prove any agreement, either express or implied, between defendant, a passenger in the vehicle during a traffic stop, the ...Read More »
Henrico County District Court Judge Mary B. Malveaux was elected to the Court of Appeals of Virginia the day the General Assembly adjourned its 2016 session. The Assembly March 11 tapped Malveaux to fill the vacancy created when legislators elevated Court of ...
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