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Court Has ‘Inherent Authority’ to Defer Judgment (access required)

Despite entering defendant’s guilty plea on drug charges after finding “overwhelming” evidence against him, the trial court nevertheless had inherent authority to withhold a finding of guilt, and the Supreme Court of Virginia reverses the contrary decision of the Court ...

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Bank Account Forfeited for Reporting Offense (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court accepts a magistrate judge’s recommendation and grants default judgment to the government in this civil forfeiture action against $60,753 held in a SunTrust bank account opened by a person who has disclaimed any interest in ...

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