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Charles Nucciarone

Criminal defense Attorney at Manassas, VA

5.0   34 reviews

also known as Charles J. Nucciarone, CJ Nucciarone

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  • Licensed for 7 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2016
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Charles

Learn Charles’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    25%
    Defending clients on various criminal charges - misdemeanors and felonies - all over Northern Virginia.

    8 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    25%
    Strong firm-wide focus on DWI/DUI matters - I strive to ensure that my clients' rights are upheld and every defense available to them is explored.

    8 years

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    20%
    Representing clients on traffic matters such as Reckless Driving, Hit and Run, Driving Without a License, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked License, and other serious traffic cases.

    8 years

  4. Expungement
    10%
    Clearing up clients' background records after they have had a charge dismissed or have been found not guilty.

    8 years

  5. Personal injury
    10%
    representing clients injured in motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall accidents, and other matters

  6. Libel and slander
    5%
    Representing both plaintiffs and defendants in potential defamation actions

  7. Domestic violence
    1%
    Part of Criminal Defense Practice - Representing defendants and witnesses in domestic violence altercations resulting in charges such as Domestic Assault & Battery, Strangulation, and Unlawful Wounding.

    8 years

  8. Drug Crime
    1%
    Part of Criminal Defense Practice - Representing client charged with various drug-related crimes including possession, distribution, and manufacture

  9. Sex crime
    1%
    Part of Criminal Defense Practice - Representing clients on a variety of sex-based allegations including soliciting prostitution, sexual assault, rape, solicitation of a minor, and charges involving illegal contact with or depictions of minors.

    7 years

  10. Violent crime
    1%
    Part of Criminal Defense Practice - Defending clients on allegations of violent crime including brandishing a firearm, assault and battery, unlawful wounding, malicious wounding, strangulation, and homicide.

    8 years

  11. White collar crime
    1%
    Part of Criminal Defense Practice - Representing clients in white-collar criminal investigations and prosecutions for crimes such as embezzlement and fraud

VIRGINIA RISING STAR AND AVVO TOP ATTORNEY COMMITTED TO PROVIDING EFFECTIVE REPRESENTATION IN CRIMINAL, DUI, AND TRAFFIC CASES. CALL TODAY FOR A FREE CONSULT!

Charles, or C.J. as he's known around the office, has represented individuals and business all over the Commonwealth of Virginia in a variety of criminal, DUI, traffic, and civil matters. C.J.'s criminal, DUI, and traffic experience ranges from low-level traffic citations, to more serious charges like Reckless Driving and DWI, to the most serious cases of violent crime, drug crime, and sexually-based offenses. 

It is C.J.'s mission to help provide affordable, aggressive, and, most importantly, effective representation to those accused of a criminal or traffic offense in his native home of Northern Virginia. He has obtained "not guilty" verdicts in a variety of criminal and traffic cases and has negotiated favorable plea deals in countless others. C.J. defends adults and juveniles in all Nothern Virginia courts including Prince William County, Fauquier County, Fairfax County, Stafford County, Loudoun County, Arlington County, Rappahannock County, Frederick County, Spotsylvania County, Warren County and the cities/towns of Manassas, Manassas Park, Haymarket, Dumfries, Occoquan, Fairfax, Fredericksburg,Winchester, and Alexandria.

C.J. also has extensive experience representing both individuals and businesses in a variety of civil litigation matters including personal injury, landlord/tenant, premises liability, contractor liability, dog bite, veterinary liability, and bedbug infestation cases. The highlights of C.J.'s civil practice are obtaining a defense verdict for his client in a million-dollar lawsuit in a bedbug infestation case and having a published opinion from the Virginia Supreme Court regarding the source of duty rule and contractor liability.

Whether this is your first interaction with the justice system, or you've had to deal with lawyers and courtrooms more often than you'd like, call C.J. today to arrange a consultation. He offers free consultations for many practice areas and any consultation fees charged are applied to the cost of representaiton.

 

Location

The Manassas Law Group, P.C.
9255 Lee Avenue
Manassas, VA, 20110

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  34 customer reviews
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Posted by Shawn | July 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply The Best
Mr. Nucciarone and the Manassas Law Group are a premier law firm! The results they produced are nothing short of amazing. Great communication all the way through. I have very High Expectations and these professionals met those expectations!
Response from Charles Nucciarone July 21, 2023
Shawn, thank you for the kind words. It was a pleasure representing you and I am truly pleased that we were able to meet your high standard!
Posted by Christopher Gomez | July 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome!!! Highly recommend CJ !!!!
CJ was just awesome!!!!!! He help me with my case and won with great results!!!! I highly recommend!!! Also note he always responded to my text calls and also answered all my questions during the whole process, he just amazing!!!!!
Response from Charles Nucciarone August 9, 2023
Christopher, thank you so much for the kind review. I am truly glad that we were able to achieve such a positive result in your case. It was an absolute pleasure working with you!
Posted by Yohel | July 9, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An excellent Attorney! A+++
Mr. Nucciarone is an excellent attorney. He will work on your behalf to the best of his abilities. My family was very fortunate to get his assistance with our case and he was more than happy to help us achieve success! Thank you to your staff and for helping us to deal with a difficult situation!
Response from Charles Nucciarone July 9, 2023
Yohel, thank you so much for the kind review. I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with your family. You were all a delight to work with, despite the difficult circumstances we were dealing with. I am also very glad that we were able to achieve the desired outcome when all was said and done! Best wishes to you and your entire family!
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Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome!
I highly recommend Charles. As someone who has never had to go through Any of this before, I did not know what to expect but Charles made it super easy. I had less than 2 weeks until my court date, my hopes of finding an attorney were slim to none. But luckily, Charles was available and jumped right in. Any question I had, he was quick to answer, and kept me updated throughout the whole process!
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Response from Charles Nucciarone April 19, 2023
Thank you very much for the kind words. It was a pleasure working with you and I am glad we were able to achieve the desired outcome in your case.
Posted by A. Sherrill | July 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
COL (Retire)
Excellent service provided by an experienced attorney. From the onset, Mr. Nuciarone made himself available for questions and answers. The ease of his availability was key! All conversations/meetings, were very detailed with pertinent information regarding the case to ensure clarity and expectations. Strongly recommend his services and the firm.
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Response from Charles Nucciarone July 22, 2022
Thank you very much for the kind words, it was a pleasure handling your case and I am glad we were able to reach such a positive result. Best wishes!
Posted by Marie | August 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal Attorney
Charles Nucciarone is hands down the best lawyer I have ever had. The outcome and experience was more than I could have hoped for. Now living in NY I was worried about having to travel in between states for the court dates. Not only did CJ reassure me that he would stand in my place, he also explained step by step what all my choices were with patience and kindness. He always kept in great communication both through phone and email. His firm should be very happy that they have an asset such as CJ.
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Response from Charles Nucciarone August 25, 2021
Marie, thank you so much for the kind words. I am truly glad that we were able to reach a positive result in your case and that you were spared from having to make the long trip from NY to VA to deal with various aspects of your case. Thank you again and best wishes to you moving forward!
Posted by Angela | May 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer!!!
Charles Nucciarone is a extremely personable. My experience with him could not have been better. My outcome was exactly what I was hoping for, we went over every option option and I understood everything. Thank you Charles!!
Response from Charles Nucciarone May 18, 2021
Thank you very much for the kind words! I am sincerely glad that we were able to reach such a positive outcome in your case and that you were satisfied with my representation.
Posted by Adrian | August 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great service, and work
I was referred to Charles, for a DWI and possession charge in VA. I live in MD. Charles, was diligent in making sure I got the best deal possible. He gave great advice, and it worked!. I would absolutely use him for your VA cases. WELL WORTH IT!!
Response from Charles Nucciarone August 10, 2020
Adrian, thank you very much for the kind review. I am sincerely pleased that we were able to reach such a positive resolution of your case. It was an absolute pleasure to work with you and I wish you all the best!
Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent!!!!!!!
Charles is a very personable and professional individual. My case was domestic related and very sensitive. Charles was very discreet and represented me well. Charles outstanding work ending up getting my case dismissed and dropped. I can never thank him enough!
Response from Charles Nucciarone March 26, 2019
Thank you very much for the kind review. This was certainly a sensitive case with domestic components and I was very glad that we were able to secure a dismissal of the charge against you. It was a pleasure representing you, and I wish you all the best.
Posted by Ron | November 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional lawyer
Charles Nucciarone is a very personable and well-grounded individual. This was my first brush with the law so I was very nervous about what to expect, Charles walked me thru every possible scenario so there would be no surprises. Thanks to Charles my outcome was extremely favorable.
Response from Charles Nucciarone March 12, 2019
Ron, I am very glad that we were able to have the charge against you dismissed. It was a pleasure working with you, and I wish you all the best!
Posted by Elcira Kirk | February 13, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Teacher
Mr. Charles J. Nucciarone is an excellent lawyer. He is very intelligent and I was very pleased with his representation at court. He did a great job!. If you follow his advices before the day court you will be content with the results. I would recommend it to anyone.
Posted by Gia | January 28, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceedingly professional
I have had the fortunate luck to have found Charles Nucciarone of Manassas Law group to help me with an unfair (in my opinion) traffic citation. I was impressed with his organization, promptness, and his phone etiquette. He sent me links that I to access along with clear instructions on what to send and what to do. I had called 2 other firms and there was considerably lower professionalism and surprisingly their costs were considerably more. I do have my own experience with the levels of legal professionalism having occasionally served as an expert witness in malpractice suites. I highly recommend this firm.
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Response from Charles Nucciarone January 29, 2024
Gia, thank you so much for the kind words and 5-star review. It was my pleasure representing you in your traffic case. And I am so glad that you enjoyed your experience with me and my firm. We work hard to serve all of our clients well and to deliver great results. Thank you again and best wishes to you!
Posted by Keith | September 11, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My court case.
Mr. Nucciarone did a fantastic job representing me in my recent court appearance. He provided me with all the options to the case and provided what he believed to be the best option for my potential outcome. In the end he was able to obtain the best case scenario in reference to my case. Sincerely Keith
Response from Charles Nucciarone September 12, 2023
Keith, thank you so much for the kind review. I am glad that we were able to achieve such a positive resolution in your case and I am very pleased that you and I were able to speak through all of the options and possibilities related to your case prior to resolving it. Best wishes to you moving forward!
Posted by Matthew | August 10, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Friendly and good
Very friendly down to earth lawyer, walked into court talked to the prosecutor got my ticket reduced in less then 10 minutes
Response from Charles Nucciarone August 14, 2023
Matthew, thank you so much for the kind words. I am truly glad that we were able to achieve a positive outcome in your case and keep you on your desired path. It was a pleasure working with you, best of luck moving forward!
Posted by Sean | August 3, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good Experience
I was charged with 91/55 Reckless Driving by pacing. C.J. successfully came to an agreement with the prosecutor and state trooper to reduce to improper driving with only a fine. C.J. never sugar coated anything and that I appreciated, he had me do a few things before trial to assist in my defense and answered all of my many many questions. Hopefully, I will never need his services again but if I do I know I will be hiring him again.
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Response from Charles Nucciarone August 9, 2023
Sean, thank you for the kind review. I am glad that we were able to achieve a positive result in your case. It was a pleasure representing you!
Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Awesome
I did not retain Charles for a case since I was able to settle outside of court on my own. However, my consultation with Charles with really great. He was straight-forward about everything. He gave his opinions, allowed you to ask as many questions as needed and generally took his time. I would highly recommend him for any issues that is within Charles' realm of expertise.
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Response from Charles Nucciarone September 8, 2020
Thank you very much for the kind review. I am glad that I was able to offer you some insight and perspective on your legal issue and that you were able to reach a positive conclusion on your own. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you ever find yourself in need of legal services.
Posted by anonymous | August 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great work
I got summon fare evasion ticket, Hired Mr. Charles for my case . He is very concerned and answered all my questions and did a great job, helped to dismiss my case.
Response from Charles Nucciarone August 12, 2019
Thank you very much for the kind review and positive feedback. I am sincerely pleased that I was able to get the Fare Evasion charge against you dismissed. Best of luck!
Posted by anonymous | November 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent representation
I hired Charles for a DWI charge of which I thought for sure would be found guilty of. After months of continuations due to the court, we were able to get it lowered to a reckless charge with a 6 month driving suspension. This was the best case scenario other than having it dropped. I would recommend him to anyone as he is responsive and worth the money.
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Response from Charles Nucciarone March 12, 2019
I am very pleased that we were able to have your DWI charge reduced to Reckless Driving. You were a fantastic client and I truly enjoyed working with you. Wishing you all the best!
Posted by anonymous | February 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
HIRE HIM
I was recently charged with petty larceny and was afraid it was greatly impact my future. Charles helped beat the case and I was found not guilty. Thank to him I have my future back. HIRE HIM!
Response from Charles Nucciarone March 12, 2019
Thank you very much for the kind words. I am glad that we were able to beat the charge against you at trial. You were a great client and a pleasure to work with. I wish you all the best!
Posted by Wade | February 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer out there, worth every penny!
I would recomend Mr. Nucciarone to any person i know that is in legal trouble and looking for a lawyer, he handled my court case with expertise and kept me well informed throughout the process and ending up getting my case dismissed and dropped. I want to say thank you for everything you did for me and will continue to spread the name of Charles Nucciarone.
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Response from Charles Nucciarone March 12, 2019
Wade, thank you for the kind words. I am very glad that we were able to have the case against you dismissed and expunged. You were a pleasure to work with and I wish you all the best!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-350 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • The Manassas Law Group, P.C.
  • 2022 - Present
  • Associate
  • The Manassas Law Group, P.C.
  • 2021 - 2022
  • Associate Attorney
  • The Law Offices of Patrick N. Anderson & Associates, P.C.
  • 2018 - 2018
  • Associate
  • Bancroft, McGavin, Horvath, & Judkins, P.C.
  • 2018 - 2021
  • Associate
  • Robinson Law, PLLC
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Law Clerk
  • Institute For Justice
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Certified Legal Intern/Student-Prosecutor
  • Chester County District Attorney's Office
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Legal Intern
  • Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Legal Intern
  • Office Of The Attorney General Of Virginia
  • 2011 - 2012
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Education

  • Villanova University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2016
  • George Mason University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2012

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Felony Violation of a Custody Order - DISMISSED!
  • Nolle Prosequi - Charges dropped
  • DWI - Fairfax County
  • Not Guilty
  • Possession of Marijuana - Arlington County
  • Not Guilty Verdict
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Associations

  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star - Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2022
  • 10 Best Attorneys - Nominee
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Best Law Firms
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Client Champion Award - Silver Distinction
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Client Champion Award - Gold Distinction
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • Top Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Top Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Member
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2018
  • High Ethical Standing
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40 - Nominee
  • American Academy of Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • American Institute of Legal Advocates
  • 2018
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Top Attorney
  • AVVO
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Attorneys for Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Certificate of Meritorious Service
  • Villanova Law Moot Court Board
  • 2016
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Speaking Engagements

  • So You're 18
  • Legal Rights and Responsibilities of Adults vs. Juveniles
  • 2023
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys Spring Sections Webinar
  • Challenging Blood and Breath Evidence in DUI Cases
  • 2020

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (21)
Endorse Charles
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the opportunity to work with Charles on numerous cases involving codefendants. Charles is always well prepared, knowledgeable, ready for anything that is thrown his way. He's an up-and-coming legal powerhouse in Northern Virginia. In a nutshell, Charles is personable, possesses excellent legal knowledge, is an excellent trial attorney, and serves clients well"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"CJ Nucciarone is a hard working, dedicated attorney who cares about his clients and is focused on getting them the best outcome, whatever it takes. I have seen him put in the extra effort, that goes beyond what most lawyers will do, in preparing his client's case and giving it the thought and attention it deserves. He is smart, knowledgeable, and he is a fighter. I strongly endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charles's knowledge and ability is such that I have trusted him to bounce ideas about some tricky points about a couple of clients' cases. While I do not usually need to seek out a colleague to cover continuance and similar hearings in court when I am not available, Charles is on the top of my list for seeking such coverage. That speaks volumes about how much I trust and rely on Charles. I very much recommend his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Nucciarone is an asset to those on Avvo, answer questions using his experience and knowledge to provide quality answers."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I am an experienced domestic relations attorney and recently had the opportunity to consult with Charles. He was handling a criminal matter for my client, which happened to be closely related to the family law litigation I was handling for her. Needless to say, the stakes in both matters were quite high, and a great deal of pressure rested on Charles’ shoulders. Charles was extremely professional in all his dealings with me, with opposing counsel, and with the Commonwealth’s Attorney. It was abundantly clear he knew his area of practice very well, but what stood out was his willingness to assimilate priorities from another area of law and incorporate that into his client's strategy. Perhaps the most impressive aspect of Charles' practice, however, are those intangible people-skills that serve his clients so well. It was through his tact, diplomacy, discretion and timing that he was able to convince the prosecutor not to prosecute. I endorse Charles without reservation!"
Litigation Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the privilege of working many cases together with Mr. Nucciarone. Mr. Nucciarone is an attorney you want on your side. Mr. Nucciarone is an tenacious litigator who will do anything and everything in his power to get the best possible outcome for his clients. He's the type of attorney to look at a problem that seems to have no solution, and somehow find a crucial weakness in the prosecutor's case to give his client's a fighting chance. I wholeheartedly endorse Mr. Nucciarone."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Nucciarone handles all types of criminal matters in the courthouses of Northern Virginia. He is well-liked by the prosecutors and judges and his clients can rest assure that they have a strong advocate for their rights in their corner. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charles is tenacious. He enjoys legal challenges, tough cases and he does not compromise from what he knows to be in the best interests of his clients. Charles brings a work-ethic, an ethos, to practicing criminal law that's refreshing. He looks for legal solutions, not for ways out (or copping a quick plea). He stands his ground when I know others to have folded. On a personal note, when my schedule didn't permit my appearance, Charles has stood in for me and has never faltered. Not once has he not achieved anything short of a fantastic result. In short, I would refer him to a friend or family member, which is the highest compliment that I can bestow upon a fellow attorney."
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