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

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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