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Reduced Offense Sentencing Order Vacated (access required)

A circuit court’s sentencing order following defendant’s Alford plea to attempted rape was void ab initio because the order provided the court could reduce the conviction to misdemeanor sexual battery after defendant’s release from incarceration and successful completion of probation, and the Supreme Court of Virginia vacates the order and remands for resentencing. On Sept. 21, ...

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