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Noise Ordinance Void for Vagueness (access required)

A woman whose neighbors complained about barking dogs has her conviction for violating Warren County’s former noise ordinance reversed; the Court of Appeals says the ordinance is void for vagueness under Tanner v. City of Virginia Beach, 277 Va. 432 ...

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Consecutive Sentence Violated Plea Agreement (access required)

The 4th Circuit vacates a defendant’s 46-month sentence for witness tampering because the order that the sentence be served consecutively to, and not concurrently with, defendant’s current sentence, violated the plea agreement between defendant and the government. The agreement stated ...

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‘Resisting Arrest’ Still ‘Crime of Violence’ for Sentencing (access required)

The Maryland common law offense of resisting arrest still counts as a “crime of violence” for career offender status under the federal sentencing guidelines, despite two recent U.S. Supreme Court cases cited by defendant, and the 4th Circuit upholds enhancement ...

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