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Court appointments to be insured by state (access required)

Attorneys who handle court-appointed criminal cases will soon get free legal-malpractice coverage from the state for those cases. A bill placing court-appointed counsel under the state’s insurance umbrella breezed through both houses of the General Assembly, 138-0, and was signed ...

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Infrared breath test admissible (access required)

When prosecuting a drunken driver, the commonwealth may use test results from a machine performing an infrared analysis of the suspect’s breath, the Virginia Court of Appeals has ruled in a case of first impression. The decision forecloses an argument ...

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News in Brief for Feb. 27, 1995 (access required)

Criminal Section salutes seminar’s 25th anniversary WILLIAMSBURG–The Criminal Law Section of the Virginia State Bar celebrated the 25th anniversary of its winter seminar at a dinner held Feb. 16. The section honored the original board of governors that organized the ...

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Review Granted (access required)

Review Granted identifies recent cases in which the Virginia Supreme Court has granted petitions for appeal. This feature appears in the last issue of Virginia Lawyers Weekly each month. The information provided comes from the successful petition for appeal and, ...

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