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Man exploits hole in the disorderly conduct law (access required)

Virginia Code Sect. 18.2-415, the disorderly conduct statute, is an anomaly. It excludes a finding of guilt under the statute if the conduct in question violates another criminal law. "That is the only statute that is written that way," said Richmond attorney Bet-ty Layne DesPortes, "but it is clearly written that way." That distinction resulted in ...

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