Del. Albo has proposed a new statute in HB 2628 that would add a potential post-judgment remedy for criminal defendants whose lawyers miss the appeals deadline.
The proposal is the subject of this editorial in the Washington Post, which has been critical of the gotcha criminal procedure rules in Virginia. In the text, Del. Albo says he hasn't filed an appeal in 10 years because they are too perilous. The Post comments: "It's a bad state of affairs when procedural hurdles are so onerous as to scare away competent counsel."
Brian Patton has this post.