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Felony Eluding is Separate Offense (access required)

A defendant who pleads guilty to reckless driving in general district court is not entitled to set aside his conviction for felony eluding on double jeopardy grounds; the Court of Appeals says  Va. Code § 19.2-294 does not bar simultaneous prosecutions and the offenses involved are separate requiring proof of different facts. A police officer visited ...

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