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Court Considers Transcript, Suppresses Confession (access required)

The commonwealth has not presented affirmative evidence that defendant understood her Miranda rights and a Roanoke County Circuit Court grants her motion to suppress her confession in this case of forgery and uttering. Upon receiving her Miranda warning, the officer ...

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Cocaine Defendant Loses on Speedy Trial, Severance Claims (access required)

A defendant cannot overturn his cocaine conspiracy conviction with claims of violations of the Speedy Trial Act and of the Fifth and Sixth Amendments; the 4th Circuit says the district court properly granted a continuance, rightly denied defendant’s motion to ...

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