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Supreme Court will revisit ‘Hernandez’ issue (access required)

The Supreme Court could offer further guidance on when a trial judge has authority to defer disposition of criminal charges for possible dismissal. The high court has agreed to hear a case in which a Fairfax County judge ruled he had no authority to consider dismissal after a drug defendant pleaded guilty amid “overwhelming” evidence of ...