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HOT-Lane Collection Actions Time-Barred (access required)

In this action to collect “civil penalties” of $2,211.70 for a driver’s violations of HOT-designated traffic lanes in Fairfax County, including administrative fees, the actions were not filed within the applicable one-year time limit, and the Fairfax Circuit Court dismisses ...

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‘Other Crime’ Evidence Admitted in Abduction Trial (access required)

At defendant’s trial for abduction with intent to defile, the Charlottesville Circuit Court will admit evidence of abduction/sexual assault charges at issue in Albemarle County; the defendant allegedly in the other case similarly lured the victim with a ruse, through ...

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Drug Paraphernalia Statute Applied to Smoke-Shop Sales (access required)

Virginia Code § 18.2-265.3(A) is constitutional as-applied to defendant’s conduct selling paraphernalia to smoke marijuana in his Virginia Beach “Papa Joe’s Smoke Shop” because there is ample evidence that he possessed drug paraphernalia with intent to sell to non-prescription holders ...

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