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Suspension law invalid against girl (access required)

A high-school girl charged with drunken driving has successfully challenged Virginia’s seven-day license suspension statute. A Henrico Juvenile & Domestic Relations judge earlier this month declared the law unconstitutional when applied to juveniles. The flaw is jurisdictional, according to the ...

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News in Brief for Jan. 15, 1996 (access required)

Rule would require arrests in domestic violence Police officers in Virginia will be required to arrest the primary aggressor in domestic violence cases if legislation endorsed by a state group becomes law. The Commission on Family Violence Prevention recommended the ...

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They gotta believe: Getting jurors on your side (access required)

Being believed by jurors is not always easy. Credibility does not reside simply in your honest smile, believable voice and trustworthy demeanor. Even with all three working in your favor, jurors don’t automatically believe you. Though jurors may not believe ...

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Tip: Lemon Law (access required)

Lawyer’s claim stalls out because he kept using car As a consumer races to court with a lemon-law claim, must he or she stop using the car in dispute? Under Virginia’s lemon-law statute, the answer is “No.” But a consumer ...

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