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Jury Query Claim Saved, Mistrial Claim Defaulted (access required)

In these consolidated cases, the Virginia Supreme Court says the statutory exception to the contemporaneous objection rule applies to allow appeal of a trial judge’s decision to respond to questions from the jury during deliberation on criminal charges without notifying defense counsel, but the exception does not apply to another defense lawyer’s deferral of a ...

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