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Prosecutor decries handling of lawyer’s traffic case

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 ...

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Traffic-fine fight pits state against localities (access required)

Complaints about “speed traps” may prompt the Virginia General Assembly to recalibrate how the state and various localities divide the money that goes with the traffic fines. Under longstanding practice, Virginia’s local governments have passed their own traffic laws, which ...

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Va. Calibration Test DNA on Federal Parkway (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court affirms defendant’s conviction for speeding on the George Washington Memorial Parkway, despite defendant’s claim the magistrate judge improperly admitted readings of a Lisar laser device without proving recent calibration; because Virginia’s guidelines for calibrating speed-detection ...

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Lawyer attacked after acquittal

Victims’ families confronted the defense lawyer after a Norfolk jury acquitted a sailor of manslaughter charges in a wreck that killed two people and hurt two others. Video from station WTKR shows the father of one of the victims yelling ...

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