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“Safety-valve” compliance attempted too late (access required)

Appellant Terrance Kevin Hall, a convicted cocaine dealer attempting to invoke Virginia’s “safety-valve provision” to evade mandatory-minimum sentencing, did not timely provide information required to do so, the court ruled. Hall was convicted of three counts of distribution of cocaine in violation of Code § 18.2-248. On the day of sentencing, just before the hearing was ...