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Mandamus denied to compel dismissal orders (access required)

A commonwealth’s attorney is not entitled to a writ of mandamus to compel the circuit court to dismiss marijuana possession cases. Overview Two men were convicted in district court of misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Both appealed to the circuit court. To further his policy of not prosecuting simple possession of marijuana, the commonwealth’s attorney for the city ...