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No Dismissal for Inadvertent Destruction of Drug (access required)

A Fairfax Circuit Court refuses to dismiss a felony drug distribution charge because of the inadvertent destruction of the cocaine allegedly sold by defendant and seized by police. Failure to preserve potentially useful evidence does not violate due process unless ...

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No ‘One Free Lawyer’ Rule for Appointed Counsel (access required)

Although a defendant charged with racketeering and drug conspiracy feared his lawyer would “sabotage” his defense after they argued over challenging defendant’s prior convictions, and the district court erred in telling defendant “one lawyer is your free limit,” the district ...

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Disbarred Henrico County lawyer indicted for embezzlement

A former attorney who surrendered her law license after she admitted she stole as much as $450,000 from the firm of Marks & Harrison has been indicted on eight felony embezzlement charges. Kyle Cornelia Leftwich was charged last week by ...

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