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Guilty Plea Vacated for Officer’s Lies (access required)

A defendant’s guilty plea to drug charges was not voluntary when it was based on a police officer’s lies in an affidavit for a warrant to search defendant’s home and vehicle; the 4th Circuit says defendant’s due process rights were violated and reverses the district court. The officer responsible for the investigation that led to defendant’s ...

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