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Criminal – Defense Lawyer – Summary Contempt – Fraudulent Document (access required)

The Virginia Court of Appeals reverses a trial judge’s summary contempt adjudications of two lawyers and a law student, for offering into evidence a document purporting to show Internet chat-room rules in effect at the time their client had online conversations with an undercover police officer posing as a 12-year-old girl. On appeal, the commonwealth first ...

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