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Writ of Habeas Corpus Granted on Petitioner’s Strickland Claim (access required)

A Fairfax Circuit Court grants a writ of habeas corpus on petitioner’s Strickland claim based on his assertion that he would not have pleaded guilty to misdemeanor drug possession had his lawyer not advised him the conviction would not affect ...

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Prior Investigation Supports Probable Cause (access required)

The trial court erred in granting defendant’s motion to suppress incriminating statements in a custodial investigation, the Court of Appeals said; defendant’s warrantless arrest was supported by probable cause under a totality of circumstances analysis that includes the arresting officer’s ...

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Hearsay Admission at Revocation Hearing Was Error (access required)

At a robbery defendant’s probation revocation hearing, the trial court violated defendant’s due process right to confront the witnesses against him when it admitted a detective’s hearsay testimony concerning two other offenses, one which never resulted in charges against the ...

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