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Lawyer Was ‘Incompetent,’ Not ‘Frivolous’ (access required)

An assistant prosecutor was incompetent, in violation of Rule 1.1, in charging a defendant with illegal possession of a pain-killer drug even though defendant had purchased only fake medication in a police sting; but the Supreme Court of Virginia says the prosecutor did not violate Rule 3.1 regarding assertion of frivolous claims or Rule 3.8(a), ...