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Victim’s Distress Supported ‘Aggravated’ Element (access required)

The Court of Appeals affirms defendant’s conviction of aggravated sexual battery after he sexually assaulted a woman who had been helped to a bed in a coworker’s home after a social gathering, due to her intoxication; the woman’s testimony demonstrated ...

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Stolen State Inspection Stickers Supported Convictions (access required)

The Court of Appeals affirms defendant’s burglary-related convictions arising from entry into and theft from an auto service business, whose state inspection stickers were discovered inside defendant’s van. Defendant argues that because he was not in exclusive possession of the ...

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‘Willful Blindness’ Instruction OK’d for Stolen Goods (access required)

At defendant’s trial on charges arising from his participation in an illegal operation fencing over-the-counter medications and health and beauty products stolen by drug addicts and resold through a warehouse operation, the 4th Circuit upholds the trial court’s decision to ...

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