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Counsel Not ‘Ineffective’ at Sentencing (access required)

A Newport News U.S. District Court denies petitioner’s motion claiming his trial counsel was constitutionally ineffective when counsel failed to object to a sentencing enhancement based on petitioner’s prior convictions for unlawful wounding and a drug conviction pursuant to an ...

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Query About ‘Lying’ Was Harmless Error (access required)

At defendant’s trial for sexual battery of his niece, any error was harmless when the trial court allowed the commonwealth to impeach defendant’s credibility by asking if one of his prior felony convictions, which included a conviction for subornation of ...

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