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Bottlenecked Virginia jury trials bring opportunities and risks

Bottlenecked jury trials are the current reality in Virginia during the coronavirus, with unincarcerated criminal defendants still needing to wait many months to get their cases before a jury. As a Fairfax criminal defense lawyer, I see the opportunities, risks and challenges in this state...

Speedy trial rights need clear assertion says Fairfax criminal lawyer

Speedy trial rights in Virginia prosecutions are governed both by the United States Constitution's Bill of Rights' Sixth Amendment and Virginia Code § 19.2-243. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know the importance of clearly asserting one's speedy trial rights in order to protect them....