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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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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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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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News in Brief for Jan. 8, 1996 (access required)

Federal driving suspension creates double jeopardy A one-year suspension of driving privileges on a military base for drunken driving creates double jeopardy when the defendant is later tried on criminal DUI charges, a federal judge has ruled in Alexandria. The ...

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