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Va. Cir.: No prejudice resulted from plea agreement withdrawal (access required)

Despite the defendant’s previous waiver of a preliminary hearing related to drug charges against him, he was not entitled to enforcement of an alleged oral plea agreement with a new prosecutor in his case. Background Defendant Sophann Mao was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine. At a preliminary hearing, his attorney and the ...