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Jury instructions must be correct says Fairfax criminal lawyer

Jury instructions need to be correct. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know that might sound obvious at first blush, but the appropriate instructions are not always given to jurors, and can result in serious harm to criminal defendants. Praised be the Virginia Court of...

Virginia criminal defense- Preserving double jeopardy protection

Any time a criminal defendant is charged with multiple offenses, it is time for the defendant's lawyer to check for double jeopardy issues. Double jeopardy protection not only applies against being tried twice on different occasions for the same offense -- U.S. Const. Amend. V...