Category Archives: Virginia Supreme Court

In Virginia a successful appeal of an involuntary commitment does not restore gun rights

Yes … you read that correctly.  If you are involuntarily committed for mental health treatment, appeal that commitment, and win said appeal, it does NOT remove the prohibition the initial commitment placed upon your right to purchase, possess, and transport … Continue reading

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Virginia Supreme Court extends judicial emergency again

The Supreme Court of Virginia announced today that they were extending the judicial emergency yet again. Judicial Emergency Timeline First Order – The Supreme Court of Virginia first declared a judicial emergency on March 16th at the request of the … Continue reading

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Is a charge eligible for expungement if it was dismissed following a deferred disposition?

Virginia offers the possibility of a ‘deferred disposition’ for first time offenders of a number of crimes, including most misdemeanor ‘property’ crimes. In a deferred disposition case, the judge will: a)  Hold that the facts are sufficient for a finding … Continue reading

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