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Accord Letter Was Forged ‘Public Document’ (access required)

An accord and satisfaction letter presented by defendant to the general district court, indicating his uncle had accepted defendant’s payment in exchange for not pursuing an misdemeanor battery complaint against defendant, was a “public document” under Va. Code § 18.2-168, ...

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No Habeas Relief for Online ‘Date’ Assailant (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court rejects petitioner’s claims of ineffective assistance of trial counsel in his prosecution and conviction of animate object sexual penetration in violation of Va. Code § 18.2-67.2; petitioner was convicted for sexually assaulting a woman he ...

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