De Novo: A Virginia Appellate Law Blog

De Novo: A Virginia Appellate Law Blog

Jay O’Keeffe practices with Johnson, Rosen & O’Keeffe LLC. in Roanoke, Virginia, where he splits his time between appellate and business litigation. read more

Tag Archives: Whitehead v. Commonwealth

Bad News for Appellees: Whitehead v. Commonwealth

Posted in Opinions and Analysis, Preservation of Error
Here’s a scary new Supreme Court opinion: Whitehead v. Commonwealth. The facts of the case are depressing. Whitehead’s  boyfriend was breaking into cars and storing his pilfered goods at her apartment, while helping her pay rent and support their daughter.  Danville’s finest intervened, and Whitehead was convicted of receiving stolen property based on a theory… Continue Reading