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Criminal – Identity Question – Public Place – Motel Room (access required)

A defendant who gave false identity information to Virginia Beach police when they questioned him in a motel room cannot be convicted of a misdemeanor under the local ordinance because he was not a “place open to the public” at the time he provided the information; the Court of Appeals reverses and dismisses the charge. This ...