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Attorney Cline Secures Plea Bargain for Former Cop
Attorney Cline Secures Plea Bargain for Former Cop

When police officer Harry Kephart Jr. was arrested for suspicion of prescription fraud and "doctor shopping," he had some insight as to how he might be penalized upon conviction. Knowing that serious fines and jail time could be in his future, he turned to Virginia Beach ...

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    Statutes of limitations are set periods of time following an alleged criminal act after which a criminal prosecution may not commence. In other words, ...

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    I frequently meet with distraught parents who have been charged with child neglect or abuse. In most cases, these are loving parents who either lacked ...

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