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Tag Archives: Justice Cleo E. Powell

Federal law permits contract to divide military pension

The Court of Appeals erred when it ruled that “certain indemnification provisions in a property settlement agreement that [wife] entered into with [husband] violated federal law and, therefore, were void ab initio.” Background The parties agreed on a division of ...

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No expungement of inaccurate felony charge

A Supreme Court of Virginia majority has refused to expunge a felony charge of driving while intoxicated even though the government conceded that the man didn’t have the requisite prior felony and should only have been charged with a misdemeanor. ...

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Deferred disposition revoked for not paying court costs

Where appellant failed to pay his court costs, the Court of Appeals correctly affirmed the circuit court’s revocation of his deferred disposition and his conviction for possessing heroin. Background After his arrest for possessing heroin, Smallwood made a plea agreement ...

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