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Virginia Criminal Defense - Conditions of Probation and Conditions of a Suspended Sentence Are Different Concepts

Recently, in Reinke v. Commonwealth, the Virginia Court of Appeals in Richmond held that the trial court did not err in finding that it lacked authority to modify the original restitution requirement because it was a condition of the suspensions rather than a condition of probation.  However, the Court of Appeals determined that the trial court erred in finding it lacked authority to entertain appellant’s motion to reduce or eliminate the restitution prospectively. For all Virginia criminal defense questions, including violation of probation proceedings or issues or questions related to the imposition of suspended sentences, whether ...<< MORE >>