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Virginia’s Court of Appeals on Miranda, jury strikes, and lesser included offenses

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Mar 29, 2011 Virginia’s Court of Appeals on Miranda, jury strikes, and lesser included offenses

Today, Virginia’s intermediate appellate court handed down the following criminal law opinions:

– Reversal of admission of confession that was prompted by police officer’s challenging the defendant after he opted for a lawyer.  Quarles v. Virginia, ___ Va. App. ___ (March 29, 2011).

– Brandishing a firearm is not a lesser-included offense of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Dezfuli v. Virginia, ___ Va. App. ___(March 29, 2011).

– Affirming refusal by trial court to strike jurors who gave cause for pause during jury selection: Lovos-Rivas v. Virginia, ___ Va. App. ___ (March 29, 2011).

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