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Post-Sentence Plea Withdrawal Denied (access required)

Defendant cannot withdraw her guilty plea based on misunderstanding the three strikes rule, the Court of Appeals says; defendant’s arrest warrant expressly charged a felony offense and defendant admitted stealing the items, and no manifest injustice appears as required for post-sentence plea withdrawal under Va. Code § 19.2-296. Defendant has two convictions for petit larceny.  During ...

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