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Miranda Warnings Owed in Hospital Detention (access required)

Although defendant was in a hospital psychiatric unit on a civil detention order, he was under police guard and in custody when police questioned him about his wife’s injuries and hospitalization without giving him Miranda warnings, and the Dinwiddie County ...

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Officer Indicted for Murder Can Exclude Evidence (access required)

In this prosecution of a Portsmouth police officer for first-degree murder of a suspect­ed shoplifter, the Portsmouth Circuit Court says the commonwealth must provide de­fendant with the date, time and location of the offense for which he is charged and ...

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