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Habeas Petition With IFP Affidavit Is Timely (access required)

A Roanoke City Circuit Court says a habeas corpus petition is not time-barred under Va. Code § 8.01-691, which does not apply to habeas corpus cases. Respondents contend the court cannot consider the merits of this petition because it was not filed within the time allowed by law. In making this argument, they mistakenly rely on ...

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