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Va. Cir.: Firearms charges were distinct, not double jeopardy (access required)

The defendant’s conviction for possession of a weapon by a violent felon did not violate his rights under the Double Jeopardy Clause, notwithstanding his previous acquittal by jury of the separate offenses of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Background Defendant Steven Trace was indicted for robbery; conspiracy to commit robbery; use of ...