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Burglaries Were on ‘Separate’ Occasions (access required)

A district court did not err in determin­ing that during a two-day crime spree, defendant committed two separate bur­glaries on different occasions, making de­fendant eligible for an enhanced sentence under the Armed Career Criminal Act; the 4th Circuit affirms defendant’s ...

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Detention After Traffic Stop Was ‘Reasonable’ (access required)

A police officer who stopped defendant for a suspected fraudulent inspection sticker and illegal window tint, and who observed five, strongly scented air fresh­eners inside the car, and who, within min­utes, confirmed that the vehicle did not belong to the ...

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Convictions Upheld for Fake ‘Stash House’ Robbery Plan (access required)

The 4th Circuit affirms drug, robbery and firearm convictions for three defen­dants arising from their plan to rob a co­caine “stash house,” which did not actual­ly exist but was fabricated by undercover federal agents as part of a sting operation; ...

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Miranda Warnings Owed in Hospital Detention (access required)

Although defendant was in a hospital psychiatric unit on a civil detention order, he was under police guard and in custody when police questioned him about his wife’s injuries and hospitalization without giving him Miranda warnings, and the Dinwiddie County ...

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Officer Indicted for Murder Can Exclude Evidence (access required)

In this prosecution of a Portsmouth police officer for first-degree murder of a suspect­ed shoplifter, the Portsmouth Circuit Court says the commonwealth must provide de­fendant with the date, time and location of the offense for which he is charged and ...

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