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Continuance Does Not County for ‘Speedy Trial’ (access required)

Although defendant claims the lawyer originally appointed as stand-by counsel was not empowered to seek a continuance, the record supports the trial court finding that the lawyer represented defendant and the period of the continuance does not count under the Virginia speedy trial statute; the Court of Appeals affirms defendant’s conviction of assault and battery ...