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State can't indict twice (access required)

The Fairfax commonwealth’s attorney cannot pursue a direct indictment of a defendant who successfully used the DUI double-jeopardy defense last summer, a Fairfax Circuit judge has ruled. A new indictment for the same incident is barred by res judicata, he ...

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No UM allowed for moving drive-by (access required)

Drivers and passengers injured in their cars during drive-by shootings cannot get uninsured-motorist coverage, the Virginia Supreme Court has ruled in four consolidated cases. In each scenario, the cars were in motion when shots were fired from one car to ...

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Refusal case may revive DUI defense (access required)

The Virginia Supreme Court will have an opportunity to consider whether the administrative suspension of a driver’s license can give rise to double jeopardy. Earlier this month, the high court refused to hear an appeal in Commonwealth v. Tench, a ...

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