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Sua Sponte Continuance Did Not Toll Speedy Trial Statute (access required)

The tolling provisions of Virginia’s speedy trial statute, Va. Code 19.2-243, did not apply to a trial court order entered sua sponte continuing defendant’s trial date, the Supreme Court of Virginia holds. Defendant argues that because no express language in ...

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No Fourth Amendment Violation from Affidavit, Search Delay (access required)

An affidavit prepared by an experienced narcotics detective with information from observations and a reliable informant, who heard the place referred to as a “Dope House,” supported issuance of a warrant, and the 13-day delay in execution of the warrant ...

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No Habeas for ‘Merger’ of Healthcare Fraud, Money Laundering (access required)

A chiropractor/practice management consultant convicted of health care fraud and money-laundering conspiracy cannot overturn his convictions on habeas review, based on a later-decided Supreme Court case that he says shows the government used the same transactions to support convictions for ...

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