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Delay Doomed Mandatory- Minimum Avoidance (access required)

A defendant seeking to avoid a man­datory minimum sentence for cocaine distribution, third or subsequent of­fense, under Va. Code § 18.2-248(C) must comply with the statute’s re­quirement of truthfully providing to the commonwealth all information and evidence concerning the offense ...

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Driver’s DUI-Maiming Conviction Stands (access required)

An accident victim’s operation of his motorized wheelchair erratically and while intoxicated did not break the chain of proximate causation between the drunken and inattentive driving by defendant, and the victim’s injuries, and defendant was guilty of DUI maim­ing in ...

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