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Defendant Charged, Convicted Under Wrong Law (access required)

Under the relevant statutes and Virginia precedent, a defendant who failed to timely return a rental car cannot be convicted of failure to return leased property in violation of Va. Code § 18.2-118, as that statute explicitly exempts vehicles from the types of personal property covered; the Virginia Court of Appeals says there was a ...

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