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Motion to Strike Sentence Recommendation Denied (access required)

A Fairfax County circuit judge denies a motion to strike a jail sentence recommendation in a sex offender’s presentence report despite the fact that sentencing guidelines recommend probation. The defendant presents a challenge to the generalized authority of probation officers to make sentencing recommendations. The Virginia Sentencing Guidelines recommend the Defendant be sentenced to probation without incarceration. ...