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Charges Dropped for Arrest Outside Jurisdiction (access required)

A Charlottesville Circuit Court dismisses two felony charges against defendant arising from an alleged hit and run that occurred in Albemarle County, but was charged after police apprehended defendant in the city of Charlottesville; the apprehension and arrest were improper ...

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No Privacy Expectation in File-Sharing Software (access required)

A defendant who installed peer-to-peer file-sharing software on his personal computer did not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in his computer files, which included child pornography, and the Court of Appeals affirms denial of defendant’s motion to suppress and ...

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Tip Lacked Detail for ‘Reasonable Suspicion’ (access required)

A police officer did not have reasonable suspicion to block defendant’s car in the parking lot of a convenience store after receiving a tip about a drunken driver and the Roanoke City Circuit Court grants defendant’s motion to suppress. No ...

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