A lawyer in the Spotsylvania County commonwealth’s attorney’s office is charged with driving under the influence after being involved in a three-vehicle accident. The Free Lance-Star reports Amy Marie Harper, 38, of Fredericksburg has been suspended by boss Bill Neely, ...Read More »
Both the judge and the prosecutor had conflicts of interest in their handling of the case of a Williamsburg lawyer charged with a DUI, according to a substitute prosecutor involved in the case. Charles City County Commonwealth’s Attorney Robert Tyler ...Read More »
The case of Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts has proved to be more of a paperwork burden for prosecutors and the Department of Forensic Science than a boon for criminal defendants and their attorneys. The ruling generally requires laboratory analysts to testify ...Read More »
WILLIAMSBURG – Meet Virginia’s new breathalyzer, same as the old breathalyzer. “Both instruments are equally accurate and precise,” says Alka Lohmann, the woman responsible for calibrating the state’s breath alcohol machines and training their operators. She’s talking about the Intoxylizer ...
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Virginia Beach lawyer Claude M. Scialdone pleaded guilty yesterday to possession of cocaine. Scialdone, 65, had disposition of the charge deferred for a year under the Virginia law that applies to first-time drug offenders. The charge will be dismissed if he ...Read More »