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Criminal – Virginia suspended sentence nets increase (access required)

The district court did not err in increasing the sentence of a defendant who argued that the good behavior requirement of his prior sentence is not a “criminal justice sentence” because it lacks a custodial or supervisory component. Virginia law says “a suspended sentence predicated upon ‘good behavior’” is the same as unsupervised probation and ...

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