Bill Would Allow Challenges To Fairfax Judge's DWI Stand

Focus on Fairfax has posted about Judge Ian M. O'Flaherty and his opinion that language in the Virginia statute regarding the prosecution of DWI cases makes the law unconstitutional.

Now, in response to the Fairfax judge's policy of dismissing the DWI cases in front of him, the Virginia State Crime Commission is proposing legislation that would allow the cases to move from the General District Court, where O'Flaherty presides, to Circuit Court where their constitutionality could be appealed by prosecutors. Read about the proposed legislation in today's Metro section.

By  |  November 11, 2005; 10:37 AM ET  | Category:  Government
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