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Three No-Show Charges Count for One Trial Date (access required)

A defendant who failed to appear on a single date for trial of three felo­ny charges of forgery, uttering and at­tempting to obtain money by false pre­tenses can be convicted of three counts of failure to appear without violation of the Double Jeopardy Clause, the Su­preme Court of Virginia says. No double jeopardy Defendant does not ...