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An ‘unzip’ drive: Defense bar pushing new rules for broader access to prosecutors’ files (access required)

Weary of case-by-case skirmishing over discovery, the criminal defense bar has seized the initiative to push for broad change to the rules governing access to prosecutors’ files. Defense lawyers are one step closer to winning wider access to police reports ...

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Public defender accused of shoplifting energy drink

The stolen goods amounted to one $2.59 can of Red Bull, but it is the defendant accused of the theft that makes the case remarkable. Loudoun County public defender Lorie E. O’Donnell is charged with shoplifting the energy drink from ...

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Lawyer develops expertise in mental illness

Virginia Beach public defender Annette Miller helps those with mental health issues. Miller has worked in the public defender’s office since 1995. In the past five years, she tells The Virginian-Pilot, she has likely handled more than 200 criminal cases ...

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Lawyer develops expertise in mental illness

Virginia Beach public defender Annette Miller helps those with mental health issues. Miller has worked in the public defender’s office since 1995. In the past five years, she tells The Virginian-Pilot, she has likely handled more than 200 criminal cases ...

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