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Guardian defense valid but limited in HO cases (access required)

An alcoholic is a person under a disability and should be represented by a guardian ad litem in an habitual offender proceeding, the Virginia Court of Appeals has ruled. But, the court added, if an alcoholic is not so impaired that he cannot conduct his own defense and understand the HO proceeding, the resulting HO order ...

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