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Legal at the time: Another judge holds traffic stop changes not retroactive (access required)

New laws limiting police traffic stops for minor offenses should not restrict prosecution of cases that arose from stops before those laws took effect, a Virginia trial judge has ruled. In Commonwealth v. Eberhardt (VLW 021-8-129), Richmond Circuit Judge W. Reilly Marchant said to hold otherwise would defy common sense and punish police for what was ...