For those of you who are Virginia defense attorneys who need to know what authorizes you to tape a preliminary hearing in general district court (a court not of record for those not in the Commonwealth):
§ 16.1-69.35:2. Tape recording of proceedings in district courts.
Proceedings in a general district court may be tape recorded by a party or his counsel.
Okay, I admit it. I put that here so I'll be able to find it again someday when I need it. Now if I could just remember the statute which guarantees me discovery when I take the misdemeanor case to circuit court. I know it exists but just can't remember where.