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No statutory, constitutional speedy trial violation

Although some factors weigh in defendant’s favor concerning his speedy trial claims, he is not entitled to relief because he has not shown any particularized prejudice. Background A grand jury indicted defendant Edwards and three others on Aug. 4, 2021, ...

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Eviction moratorium tolled writ of eviction deadline

A writ of eviction obtained by the Virginia Housing Development Authority more than 180 days after being awarded possession of the foreclosed premises is enforceable. A federal COVID-19-related eviction moratorium tolled the 180-day statutory period. Overview Ononuju defaulted on his ...

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Joinder motion granted in attempted murder case

Where five defendants are charged with multiple crimes arising from their alleged attack on the victim, the commonwealth’s motion for joinder is granted. The commonwealth has shown good cause, defendants have not shown they will be prejudiced, the court can ...

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Evidence obtained after traffic stop is admissible

Where police investigators stopped defendant after he disobeyed a stop sign, issued him a warning instead of a ticket, and defendant then admitted he had marijuana in the vehicle in response to one of the investigator’s question, defendant’s motion to ...

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Internet provider liable for city’s business tax assessment

An internet service provider must pay a city’s business tax assessments because the city began collecting the tax before the effective date of a federal law that bars taxation of internet service access revenues. Background This case involves the interplay ...

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