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  • A defendant who failed to use the same argument to challenge the trial court’s admission of his prior Florida conviction under “Florida Statute § 817.52” as substantially similar to Va. Code § 18.2-117, has waived this issue on appeal under Rule 5A:18, and the Court of Appeals affirms his conviction for felony petit larceny, third ...

  • A defendant who was alone in a posted, patrolled private apartment complex, who provided no details about an alleged resident he was visiting and who was shaking and did not make eye contact with the officers who stopped him in the area known for violence and drugs, provided sufficient objective facts to establish probable cause ...

  • At defendant’s trial for robbing an acquaintance of a book bag and suitcase with tattooing equipment, and a pair of Air Jordan “Concord 11” shoes, any possible error of the trial court in redacting a time stamp from a photo of defendant’s Facebook page was harmless error; the Court of Appeals upholds defendant’s robbery and ...

  • A husband agreed to pay wife’s attorney’s fees and to provide continued health insurance for his former stepson, and the trial court erred in declining to enforce the terms of the parties’ agreement, the Court of Appeals says; the trial court also erred in fashioning a plan to purge contempt for nonpayment that constituted an ...

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DISCLAIMER: David A. Cardon is an attorney at the Virginia Beach office of Cardon and Goodman, P.C. who concentrates his legal practice in traffic, criminal, and personal injury law. Mr. Cardon provides the materials contained above as a public service and on an informational basis only. These materials are not intended to be a comprehensive statement of Virginia law, and are not intended to convey legal advice.


If you have a legal problem, you should consult with an attorney in your area who can investigate the particular circumstances of your situation. You can contact David Cardon at (757) 306-9060 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.