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CAV: Defense counsel’s motion caused speedy-trial violation (access required)

The circuit court did not err in continuing the defendant’s trial past the speedy-trial deadline when the continuance stemmed from defendant’s (denied) request to present his motion to suppress on the same day as trial. Background On the afternoon of July 13, 2016, Crystal Crawford flagged down Officer Joseph Porter of the Portsmouth Police Department, who was ...