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Deferred disposition: Selling it to the commonwealth and the court (access required)

Lawyers who debate whether a court has inherent authority to postpone a decision in a criminal case may be overlooking something. Even when a Virginia statute allows a deferred disposition for a first offender, a lawyer still has to persuade the judge to defer the matter for a particular client. A panel of lawyers and judges ...

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