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Obituary (access required)

Frank Nelson Light, a retired general district judge, died Nov. 27 at Westminster Canterbury in Virginia Beach. He was 83. A native of Rustburg, Judge Light graduated from high school in Chatham, where his father had a law practice. He ...

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Criminal – Discovery – Prior Record (access required)

A defendant charged with marijuana and firearm possession who has filed a motion with 20 separate requests for discovery, only several of which are supported by any legal authority, is entitled to discovery of his prior criminal record. Inasmuch as ...

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Criminal – Guilty Plea – Appeal Waiver (access required)

A defendant who represented that she understood the terms of her plea agreement as summarized by the prosecutor, including the provision by which she stipulated that her base offense level under the sentencing guidelines for possession with intent to distribute ...

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