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Eric James Demetriades

Criminal defense Attorney at Leesburg, VA

5.0   77 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Eric

Learn Eric’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    Simply being accused of a crime can change your life. The penalties of a conviction can haunt you for years after you’ve served your sentence and may affect what kinds of jobs you’re able to obtain and even where you’re allowed to live. Call now.

    16 years

  2. Child custody
    25%
    Your children are your most important asset. To make sure your parenting schedule is fair to both parents, call Attorney Demetriades today for a case evaluation.

    16 years

  3. Family
    10%
    Attorney Demetriades is a premier family law attorney that can help you with your family legal needs. He has over a decade of experience helping people in Virginia through their family issues. Give him a call now.

    16 years

  4. DUI and DWI
    5%
    Are facing jail time as the result of multiple drunk driving convictions? Did you lose your license after being charged with DUI? Attorney Demetriades will work hard to help you avoid jail, keep your license and keep all charges off your record.

    16 years

  5. Divorce and separation
    5%
    If you are looking to end your marriage, Attorney Demetriades can help you through this. Chances are good it will be an emotionally trying and difficult period in your life. You will need a lawyer that is compassionate yet aggressive.

    16 years

  6. Juvenile law
    5%

    16 years

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Eric Demetriades grew up in South Florida and attended Florida State University for his undergraduate degree in Political Science and his Master’s Degree in Applied American Politics. While at Florida State, he was President of his fraternity, Phi Gamma Delta, Executive Vice President of IFC, elected as a student senator and Senior Class Counsel, and President of the Order of Omega. After completing his Master’s Degree he attended the University Of Richmond School of Law. At the University of Richmond he was very active in the Client Counseling and Negotiations Board, the Trial Advocacy Board, a member of Phi Delta Phi Honor Fraternity, and was elected to the Student Bar Association.

After graduating law school in 2007, Mr. Demetriades worked for Steptoe and Johnson briefly before practicing for Biberaj and Snow P.C. in Loudoun and Fairfax County Courts. While an associate at the firm he handled cases ranging from School Disciplinary Appeals to Murder cases. In 2010 he was named one of Loudoun County Businesses’ Top 30 Under 30 Professionals. In 2013 he started the law firm of Hendrix │ Demetriades, PC which specialized in Criminal Defense, Family Law, and Juvenile Law. In 2015, he was a Co-Founding Partner of the Laurel Brigade Law Group. In 2017, he was named “40 Under 40” by the Loudoun Times Mirror.

Mr. Demetriades has handled several high profile criminal cases in Loudoun, Clarke and Fairfax Counties. He has also been active in the community through sponsoring a Blood Drive through INOVA, a mentor with the Leadership in the Law Camp for rising High School Seniors, and through his involvement in the “Beat the Odds” program which awards scholarships to high school seniors who have been involved in the Juvenile Court System. In 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, he was named a Super Lawyer: Rising Star, by Super Lawyers Magazine and in 2019 & 2020, he was named a Super Lawyer. He has previously served as the President of the Loudoun County Bar Association and the Loudoun County Circuit Court Bench/Bar Chair. Mr. Demetriades resides in Loudoun County with his daughter, son and Golden Retriever puppy Samantha.

Awards

Client's Choice 2022,2021,2020,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2010
Client's Choice
2022 2021 2020 + 7 ...

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Location

The Laurel Brigade Law Group
20 West Market Street
Second Floor
Leesburg, VA, 20176

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  77 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
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Posted by CBreezy | September 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Eric is the man!!!
I had a felony and two misdemeanors charged against me. Eric was able to get the felony completely nolle processed along with one of the other misdemeanors in exchange for a no contest plea. I was dead to rights on the felony and was scared that I would end up with a conviction, but to my surprise he worked something out with the prosector that resulted in an awesome outcome! All charges dismissed in exchange for 2 years probation sounds good especially when the felony is completely nolle processed!
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Posted by Richie C | July 30, 2019
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Slam Dunk Twice!
So I found myself arrested & jailed for driving under the influence ( prescription pills). My family arranged to meet with Eric shortly after my release from jail. I didn’t have a clue about how to handle this legal mess. Eric solved the problem very effectively. I admired how short and direct how Eric laid out the facts of my case and strategy. The cost was around $2,500 (well worth it). I believe from the time of my arrest to the actual sentencing was 5 months? I hardly spoke to Eric. The conversations we did have were brief and he did not present me with any hypotheticals regarding my potential court sentence. I admit it was annoying but understandable at the same time. Eric wasn’t just handed a garden variety DUI case regarding my charges. I had been under the influence of a controlled substance. This type of case hadn’t actually played out with the local prosecutor. Eric had to use a variety of tactics and resources going about arguing my case. The outcome was surreal. Eric negotiated a deal that dropped the the DUI and reckless charges. Instead i was charged with a lesser “ controlled substance” possession... I can’t tell you how much of a lifesaver Eric’s services were. I’d say he was worth every dollar in then some.. Let’s face it the old adage “‘ You pay for what you get” holds truth in the legal system. I’ll use Eric forbid anything ever comes up in an instance..
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Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2024
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Great outcome reckless driving
Eric is an excellent attorney. He was easy to work with, available for questions, has experience and expertise that ended with a great outcome. I highly recommend him and am grateful we had him as our attorney.
Posted by anonymous | October 18, 2023
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Can’t Thank Him Enough!
Eric was recommended to me for his unique ability to deal with delicate legal situation such as the one that I found myself in the middle of. Eric helped me navigate the legal landscape and won my case for me despite being at a disadvantage. I would highly recommend Eric for anyone needing differentiated counsel. He will not dissappoint.
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Posted by anonymous | September 18, 2022
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Highly Recommended
I retained Eric for a serious claim filed against me, Eric took on my case which ended up being a year and a half long case in which we won!! I cannot thank Eric enough for helping me. Eric is very professional, caring, has attention to detail, confident, very responsive and Eric is very confident and speaks very well in court.
Posted by Fernando | July 27, 2022
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Highly Recommended
Eric was a rockstar. He handled my traffic case with confidence and negotiated a good outcome. Will definitely use for my future legal needs.
Posted by Ally | May 17, 2022
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Traffic
Eric is very professional and straight to the point, he wouldn’t waste your time if he knew that he can’t help you. I had a double charge after my car crash and he managed to reduce one to speeding ticket and drop the other charge completely without having to continue the court date. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who needs any type of representation. If there was 10 stars I would give it to him! Now he will be my lawyer for life on speed dial! Hire him, you won’t regret it because the results are outstanding!
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Posted by Amjad | April 8, 2022
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Dismissed RECKLESS driving ticket.
I was cited for reckless driving doing 94 on 55. Possibly to end up doing jail time or suspended driver license. On a friend recommendation, I consulted with Mr. Eric Demetriades about taking my case. he worked my case and when the court date arrived, Mr. Eric Demetriades was able to dismiss my case. Mr. Demetriades is very experienced, very intelligent, very knowledgeable, professional, well spoken and committed to his clients. He and his team are accessible, responsive and reassuring and he was able to achieve a very satisfactory outcome for my case. I Highly recommend Mr. Demetriades and Laurel brigade law group. Sincerely, Amjad Ziara.
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Posted by anonymous | April 4, 2022
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Highly Recommend
My experience with Eric was extremely positive. I was facing DUI charges with a high BAC (1st offense) and potential jail time, and while emotional, I listened to all of the great advice that Eric gave me from day one and we were able to get a positive outcome. He is very responsive and I am extremely happy with the overall experience. I recommend Eric!
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Posted by anonymous | October 25, 2021
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Excellent!!!
I hired Eric to handle my son's case. He was phenomenal. He was with us every step of the way. This has been a four year process with many twist and turns and he really came through for my son. We will always be grateful for all that he did for my son and I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Dawn | September 9, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
The BEST around!
I retained Eric Demetriades for my son's case and it was the best decision I ever made! Eric is professional, respectful, empathic, goal oriented, and will go above and beyond to the best of his abilities. He is honest, upfront and doesn't sugar coat, nor does he judge you or your mistakes. You can put your confidence in him and know he will fight for your case, no matter the mountain you're facing. With dignity, honor, and grace you are not let down. When you are in one of the scariest moments in your life, it's reassuring to know that you have an advocate and someone willing to fight for you or a loved one. If you are in need of an attorney, Eric is the person to call!! You won't regret it!!!
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Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2021
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So grateful!
When my 19 year old brother was arrested with a large amount of marijuana, cash and some other drugs on a Friday night, we were unable to contact an attorney all weekend. He was denied bail on Monday afternoon. Eric was my brother’s court appointed lawyer and was able to get him bailed out immediately after taking on the case and worked with us and guided us throughout six months after. My brother was able to avoid any jail sentence and was assigned a probation only. We are so grateful for all pf Eric’s help, he did all of this without a fee as well. Eric was nothing short of an angel through the worst time our family has gone through, which goes on to show that he truly cares about the people he works with. Thank you, Eric!
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Posted by Matthew | April 1, 2021
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Life Saver!
My situation was very bad. I was facing multiple felonies and several misdemeanors after one bad night. I had no where turn and know I needed the best possible lawyer. I was truly blessed to have found Eric and his firm. Throughout my whole ordeal I had been stressed and having extreme anxiety. Eric was able to make me feel optimistic and gave me hope. I knew that if I went to trial I would be found guilty of all charges. Eric was able to work a deal with the prosecutor and unbelievably get all of my felonies and most of my misdemeanors dropped so long as I completed probation successfully. His hard work on my case had payed off and I honestly don’t know what I would of done without Eric and his expertise. I would highly recommend Eric to anyone who needs legal help. Because of Eric I can still pursue my dreams and have a bright future.
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Posted by Mary | March 29, 2021
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Triumphant
Eric was highly recommended by another family in our community.This,after our son used very poor judgement (along with pot and alcohol) during the Pandemic shutdown. Eric met with our family and listened intently to our son explain what he had done to break the law.Eric was non judgemental, calm and patient.Eric explained that he had some research to do on the case and made clear what our son needed to do,as well.Our son trusted Eric and listened to him.When they executed Eric’s unique strategy the outcome was Awesome!! We are hopeful that our son will be back on track soon.We hope that the whole experience has taught our son a valuable lesson in Loudoun and in life. Thank you. Mary
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Posted by Ann | March 11, 2021
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Super Lawyer!
I had a hellish year after misusing prescription drugs, and ended up with multiple DWI’s, and possibly three felony offenses. Eric was able to reduce my DWI offenses. After following his advice on what to do to lessen the sentencing on the felony charges, he actually persuaded the prosecutors to dismiss all the charges. I can’t recommend him highly enough. His professional advice and behavior literally gave me a second chance at a fresh start. I was also struck by his compassion and non judgmental attitude all during the progress. It took nearly a year and a half to get through the legal issues, and he never lost his cool with me or my charges. If you are considering Eric as a representative against your charges, you are on the right path. Eric is a top shelf lawyer and you can count yourself lucky to have him in your corner.
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Posted by anonymous | March 4, 2021
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Eric is a top notch representative and I would HIGHLY recommend him.
Laurel brigade law group was fantastic all the way through my case I was involved in. Eric Demetriades handled my case, he was professional, quick to respond to any of my concerns I had, and made me feel like my problem was his top concern. The pricing was fair and not having ever dealt with lawyers or anything like this before i was pleasantly surprised by the whole ordeal. If i am ever in need of a lawyer for any reason I will for sure be giving them my business again.
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Posted by Annette | January 7, 2021
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Nurse
I want to say Thank you and God bless you for helping me with my Reckless driving ticket that I almost got charged with. You were my hero!! Eric Demetriades saw a wrong on my part and made it right in more ways than one. God Bless each one in your firm for the work you do. Love and Blessing and please stay safe during this time!!
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Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2020
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Eric was wonderfull!
Our son recently had to go to court for a reckless driving charge. This was the first time our son had a traffic infraction and we were nervous regarding the outcome. I am very thankful that we retained Eric. Eric met us at court and immediately put my mind at ease. His knowledge of the juvenile process and key relationships contributed to a favorable outcome for our son. I would highly recommend Eric to anyone.
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Posted by Dylan | November 10, 2020
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10 Stars!!
Eric and the Laurel Brigade have won my loyalty for life!! I have had the pleasure of being a client of Eric Demetriades for five years. In that time he has represented me on three separate occasions: twice I have had felony charges dropped, and most importantly he helped in a case to gain custody of my son. Having experience with other legal councils in the past, Eric is by far the most professional, honest, knowledgeable, and effective attorneys I have ever met or worked with. He gives realistic expectations but consistently outperforms.
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Posted by Alec | September 25, 2020
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Professional, Diligent, Produces Results
Mr Demetriades is a phenomenal lawyer. He is receptive, available, and hard working. I am thankful that I hired him because he made the outcome of my case something that is very reasonable; without his help, the outcome would have been quite problematic for me. I would highly reccomend this man: he got the job done and then some.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • The Laurel Brigade Law Group
  • 2015 - Present
  • Partner
  • Hendrix│Demetriades PC
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Steptoe & Johnson, LLP
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Associate Attorney
  • Biberaj & Snow P.C.
  • 2008 - 2012
  • 3rd Year Practicing Intern
  • Henrico County Commonweath Attorney's Office
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Law Clerk
  • Division of Legislative Services for the General Assembly of Virginia
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Law Clerk
  • Children and Family Services of Florida
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Intern
  • North Florida Legal Services
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Law Clerk
  • Rambana & Ricci P.A.
  • 2003 - 2003
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Education

  • University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Florida State University
  • Masters of Science
  • 2004
  • Florida State University
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth v. Nurse
  • Charge was amended to Involuntary Manslaughter

Associations

  • Loudoun County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Guardian Ad Litem
  • 2009 - Present
  • Loudoun County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Loudoun County Bar Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Loudoun County Bar Association
  • Parliamentarian
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Loudon County General District Court
  • Bench/Bar Chairman
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Young Lawyers Conference
  • District 20 Representative
  • 2010 - 2016
  • Student Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Trial Advocacy Board
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Client Counseling and Negotiations Board
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2007
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Order of Omega
  • President
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Phi Gamma Delta
  • Member
  • 1999 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Loudoun County Top 40 Under 40 Young Professional
  • Loudoun Times Mirror
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Loudoun County Top 30 Under 30 Young Professionals
  • Leesburg Today/ Loudoun Business
  • 2010
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Publications

  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Education Law
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Education Law
  • Education Law
  • 2014
  • Ethics Day
  • Participated in a Mock Trial and Lecture
  • 2013
  • Loudoun Valley High School
  • Constitutional Rights
  • 2013
  • American Government AP
  • Constitutional Rights
  • 2012
  • Virginia CLE
  • Drug Trends Impacting Dependent Children and Families
  • 2011
  • Lecture to AP Students at Loudoun Valley High School
  • Due Process Rights
  • 2011
  • Lecture to High School Seniors
  • Due Process Rights
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (21)
Given (25)
Endorse Eric
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had a large number of cases with Eric during my time as a prosecutor, and have always found him to be diligent, prepared, and professional. I fully endorse him for any and all criminal defense matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Eric is an excellent and passionate criminal defense attorney. His clients are well served."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Eric Demetriades for many years and he is an outstanding attorney. His knowledge of the law and ability defend his clients is top-notch."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Demetriades is a very well-respected attorney. He truly cares about his clients and is very knowledgeable about the law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric is a passionate and dedicated attorney who truly cares about his clients. He has my wholehearted endorsement."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric is well respected in the community and is a consummate professional! He is always well prepared, dedicated to his clients, and zealously advocates for them."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric has been practicing in the community for several years and has significant experience in our local courts in criminal law. He is a committed advocate on behalf of the clients he serves."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have seen him at the jails and in court. He is experienced, fights for the rights of his clients, and a client is lucky to have him as his attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric is a zealous and talented lawyer. I am always impressed by his preparation and quick mind. It is clear that Eric works hard to get the best results for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I was impressed by the professionalism, attention to detail, and prompt response I received in communicating with Eric."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is friendly, communicative and knowledgeable."
Family Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric is a talented attorney with a strong grasp of his areas of practice. I would not hesitate to recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Eric is serious about his work and knows what he is doing. I've personally observed him in court and see him do a lot of great work. He's respected in his community, and I would look for him if I was in trouble."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"Eric is a rising star in the Loudoun defense community. He has a talent for being quick on his feet and has the courtroom confidence to effectively advocate for his clients. He is a talented negotiator, routinely achieving great outcomes for his clients where other attorneys fail, and his personable style enables him to easily connect with his clients and earn their trust and gratitude for all of his hard work."
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