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Fairfax prosecutor, defense lawyer offer view of murder case, midtrial (access required)

IRVINGTON–When Fairfax Commonwealth’s Attorney Ray Morrogh and criminal defense lawyer Peter Greenspun sat at a table before members of the Fairfax Bar Association, some may have wondered whether moderator Doug Kay could keep the two from tangling. The prosecutor and ...

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Court rejects four appeals by unpublished orders (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia upheld Friday the lower court holdings in a sexually violent predator case and three criminal appeals. The court heard arguments in the cases last month and resolved the appeals with unpublished orders. In the SVP ...

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Criminal – A&B – Law Enforcement Officer – Resisting Arrest (access required)

A defendant’s act of spitting in an officer’s face was an unreasonable use of force to resist an allegedly unlawful arrest, and the Court of Appeals affirms defendant’s conviction for assault and battery on a law enforcement officer in violation ...

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‘Ambien zombies’ pose road hazard and legal challenge

Courts are beginning to address questions from arising from crimes or traffic wrecks where the accused raises a defense of involuntary intoxication from sleep aid medication. Some Texas pranksters got big laughs a while back by hacking a roadside warning ...

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