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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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Old computers net Fairfax tax refund (access required)

A consulting firm has won a half-million dollar tax refund because Fairfax County charged it too much business property tax for its computers. According to a Fairfax Circuit judge, the county’s tax-assessment scheme did not adequately consider what even novice ...

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Lawyers can aid divorce mediation (access required)

As a tool for settling divorce cases, mediation is on the forefront, but some lawyers may resist it as giving away their business. As an intermediate option, those skeptics might consider lawyer-assisted mediation. Virginia Beach lawyer Winship C. Tower, chair ...

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Making a defense case (access required)

Defense attorneys may be able to use selective prosecution as a defense in other drug conspiracy cases, but they will need to do a little leg work. In U.S. v. Olvis, the two defense attorneys developed two key sources of ...

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