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‘Good Faith’ Applies to Warrantless CSLI Search (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court denies defendant’s motion to suppress cell site location information related to defendant’s alleged participation in a string of robberies of bulk cigarette purchases, despite defendant’s claim that a new 4th Circuit case, U.S. v. Graham, ...

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Prosecutors Interfered with Witness Access (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court grants defendant’s motion for a three-week continuance because the government improperly interfered with defendant’s access to witnesses and likely influence over witnesses resulting from the government’s requests that potential witnesses notify the government if they ...

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Petition Claims Faulty Advice on Sentence (access required)

A Charlottesville Circuit Court denies a habeas corpus petition based on petitioner’s bare assertion that he pleaded guilty because his trial lawyer guaranteed a sentence no higher than seven years, when he in fact received a 13-year sentence. Petitioner’s claim ...

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