Virginia: Car Accidents – a Lawyer’s Facts

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On September 8, 2016, the Virginia Supreme Court issued Granado v. Commonwealth, Record No. 150936, an appeal involving driving a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Id. at 1. Granado held that the appeal’s revised statement of facts signed by the parties and trial judge was filed timely, because: (1) Granado timely filed an initial unsigned proposed statement of facts; (2) the Commonwealth’s signature on the revised statement of facts sufficed as notice to the opposition; (3) the record with initial statement of facts still remained in the office of the court clerk when revised; and (4) appeal had not been granted when the statement of facts was revised, so award of writ of certiorari was not required to enlarge the appellate record. Id. at 4-6.