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Another attack on prior immigration order rejected (access required)

A defendant lost his motion to dismiss an illegal re-entry indictment claiming that a prior notice to appear was deficient. The ruling is in accord with numerous district court decisions holding that compliance with immigration regulations is sufficient under the ...

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False pretenses conviction appeal waived by brief deficiencies (access required)

A defendant’s conviction for obtaining funds using false pretenses based on her withdrawal of $110 in cash after she had deposited two checks into her account that were subsequently rejected was upheld because the significant deficiencies in her appellate brief ...

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No dismissal after failure to object to speedy trial violation (access required)

Where a defendant’s trial was scheduled to take place more than five months after his preliminary hearing, in violation of Virginia’s speedy trial requirements, the defendant was not entitled to a dismissal of the indictment because he failed to object ...

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