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Criminal – New Sentencing Hearing – Excessive Sentence – Statutory Maximum (access required)

A defendant convicted of multiple crimes, including second-degree murder, and sentenced to a punishment in excess of the statutorily prescribed maximum range of punishment is entitled to a new sentencing hearing for that conviction, the Supreme Court of Virginia says. At the time defendant committed his criminal offenses – second-degree murder, use of a firearm in ...