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Criminal – False Pretenses – Forged Check – Refreshing Witness Recollection (access required)

At defendant’s trial for attempting to obtain money by false pretenses and uttering a forged check, the trial court did not err in allowing the commonwealth to refresh the recollection of a key witness without first laying a proper foundation, ...

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Criminal – Mail Fraud – Restitution – Court Findings (access required)

In ordering restitution in the amount of IRS refunds issued to defendant in his multi-million dollar fraudulent tax-return scheme, the district court failed to identify the statute under which it was ordering restitution, and the 4th Circuit vacates the restitution ...

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Judge limits discovery of medical records in UVa murder case

A Charlottesville judge has ruled lawyers for accused killer George Huguely cannot access medical records of victim Yeardley Love other than a prescription for medication. Defense lawyers sought Love’s medical records, contending that heart problems may have caused or contributed ...

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‘Deferred judgment’ practice on hold (access required)

Getting a court to defer judgment may be the best a lawyer can do for a particular criminal client. But in some kinds of cases, that option has been in limbo for the last few years. Lawyers are watching closely ...

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Criminal – Murder – Victim’s 911 Call – Present Sense Impression (access required)

At defendant’s trial for second-degree murder, the trial court did not err in admitting an audiotape of the victim’s 911 call under the present sense impression exception to the hearsay rule, and the Court of Appeals affirms defendant’s conviction of ...

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