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Criminal – Robbery – Speedy Trial Act – DNA Evidence (access required)

A trial court properly denied defendant’s motion to dismiss on statutory speedy trial grounds without considering the impact of Va. Code § 19.2-270.5's provisions concerning the late production of DNA evidence on the speedy trial calculations, and the Court of Appeals upholds defendant’s conviction on robbery and firearm charges. Despite the apparent confusion of the ...