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‘Silence is commanded…’

When a disgruntled defendant insisted on offering his views of the legal process and his own lawyer’s competence during a preliminary hearing last week, Canton (Ohio) Municipal Court Judge Stephen Belden found a handy solution.  He ordered the defendant’s mouth ...

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Lane R. Gabeler-Millner dies

Lane R. Gabeler-Millner, a senior partner of Gabeler, Battocchi and Powell in McLean, died Tuesday. She was 72. Ms. Gabeler-Millner was a member of the Collaborative Law Society (now the Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia) for several years. According to ...

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Ex-sheriff pleads to RICO charge

Former Page County Sheriff Danny Presgraves admitted to obstruction of justice and misuse of inmate labor before U.S. District Judge Glen Conrad Friday morning in Harrisonburg. Presgraves faces up to 20 years in prison on the federal racketeering charge, and ...

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Ex-sheriff making a plea deal

Former Page County Sheriff Danny Presgraves is expected to plead guilty to some of the charges against him in a wide-ranging indictment that included allegations of public corruption and sexual assault. The Roanoke Times reports a plea hearing is set ...

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Judge hospitalized after crash

Franklin County General District Judge George Jones is being treated after being involved in a car crash this afternoon in Rocky Mount, reports The Franklin News-Post . A county medical director told the paper that Jones appeared in “critical condition” ...

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