Court of Appeals of Virginia

Amonett v. Commonwealth (P)

Neither precedent nor the record supports the appellant’s proposition that police officers’ promises of leniency constitute a binding immunity agreement requiring dismissal of his indictment or rendering his incriminating statements involuntary or otherwise subject to suppression. Because the appellant didn’t… Read More ›

Jones v. Crothall Laundry (P)

Credible evidence supports the Commission’s finding that the claimant’s act of entering the employer’s machinery area without using the gate, which would have deactivated the equipment, proximately caused his injury. The Commission also did not err in concluding that the… Read More ›

Hamilton v. Pro-Football Inc. (P)

Evidence supports the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission’s denial of a claim for wage loss benefits for an injury that the claimant sustained while on the Washington Redskins’ practice squad. Denial was based on the Commission’s finding that the claimant didn’t… Read More ›

Carlson v. Commonwealth (P)

The trial court erred in not suppressing evidence obtained in an unlawful search of the defendant’s residence. Therefore, his convictions for manufacturing marijuana and misdemeanor obstruction of justice must be reversed. The government lacked an independent source for evidence obtained… Read More ›

Arrate v. Commonwealth (U)

The defendant’s conviction for credit-card forgery must be reversed, because the indictment failed to allege the conduct for which he was convicted. The indictment charged the defendant with credit-card forgery by “falsely mak[ing] or falsely emboss[ing] a purported credit card, in… Read More ›

Fleischer v. Commonwealth (P)

After the defendant’s conviction for felony unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, the circuit court didn’t abuse its discretion in ordering her to pay restitution in the amount necessary to replace the involved vehicles’ locks and cylinders, and to reprogram… Read More ›

Commonwealth v. Briggs (U)

The circuit court properly concluded that the defendant should have received Miranda warnings before he was questioned by a private prison investigator while incarcerated. The defendant was subjected to substantial restraints on his liberty in addition to those he experienced… Read More ›

Warren v. Commonwealth (P)

Contrary to the defendant’s argument, Code § 18.2-361(A), relating to “carnal knowledge with a brute animal,” is not an unconstitutional prohibition on the private sexual conduct of consenting adults, either facially or as applied to the defendant’s actions. The Supreme… Read More ›