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Sentencing options are multiplying (access required)

Criminal-defense lawyers can offer new sentencing alternatives to some of their convicted clients under statutory changes that went into effect July 1. Defense lawyers must come up with a sentencing plan for plea negotiations or for a hearing, and “we ...

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News in Brief for 9/18/95 (access required)

VSB-endorsed insurance adds PPO The Virginia State Bar Medical Plan has added a preferred provider organization option effective Oct. 1. The coverage is available to VSB members, families and staffs. The VSB’s traditional and PPO medical insurance programs are underwritten ...

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Prior DUIs with flaws still count (access required)

During a repeat drunken-driving prosecution, a judge can consider a prior conviction where the defendant had no lawyer and served two days in jail, the en banc Court of Appeals has ruled. Even though the sentence may have been unconstitutional, ...

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