Court of Appeals of Virginia

Eley v. Commonwealth (P)

In the defendant’s conviction for carrying a loaded firearm equipped with a high-capacity magazine, the statutory exemption in Code § 18.2-308(C)(8) for a firearm carried in “a personal, private motor vehicle” did not apply because the defendant knew that the… Read More ›

Guan v. Ran (P)

The court lacks jurisdiction to review an injunction that is not effective due to the movant’s failure to post a bond. Here, the order granting a temporary injunction is part of a complex litigation involving the parties’ divorce and the… Read More ›

Bondi v. Commonwealth (P)

The defendant-appellant was properly convicted for object sexual penetration, committed when he was youth pastor for the victim. The Commonwealth’s evidence was sufficient to establish that appellant accomplished the object sexual penetration by force. The appellant argues that the victim… Read More ›

Lambert v. Commonwealth (P)

Trial evidence supported the jury’s conclusion that the defendant-appellant had driven his vehicle under the influence of self-administered drugs. Evidence established that the appellant had methadone, alprazolam, and nordiazepam in his blood at the time it was drawn. He admitted… Read More ›

Mendez v. Commonwealth (U)

Under Code § 18.2-460(C), the felony obstruction-of-justice statute, a threat that constitutes attempted obstruction must have a direct relationship to an enumerated felony. The General Assembly has determined that threatening certain public officials as they attempt to perform their official duties is… Read More ›

Massey v. Commonwealth (U)

The defendant’s probation officer impermissibly imposed a probation condition that contradicted an express term of probation the circuit court had imposed earlier. In that order, the circuit court expressly allowed the defendant to have contact with children under the supervision… Read More ›