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When in doubt, look at the Code

When I was a newbie lawyer years ago, I got one of those nuggets of advice you hang on to. I was discussing case files with one of the partners, describing the legal research I’d done and what the case ...

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Single blow not ‘unlawful wounding’

Is there a two-blow rule for a bare-knuckled fight, before it counts as unlawful wounding? The question arises from today’s reversal of an unlawful wounding conviction by the Virginia Court of Appeals in Worrell v. Commonwealth. Defendant Demonte Worrell’s actions ...

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