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Traffic Lawyer – Virginia

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Walter v. Commonwealth

Facts:

Following a jury trial in the Circuit Court of Charles City County (Virginia), defendant was convicted of a third or subsequent traffic offense of driving on a suspended or revoked license and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and sentenced to five years for unauthorized use and 12 months for driving while suspended. Defendant appealed.

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Holdings:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:
  • Evidence of other crimes may be admissible if introduced to prove an element of the offense charged, or to prove any number of relevant facts, such as motive, intent, agency, or knowledge. Other crimes evidence may also be admissible when the charged crime is part of a general scheme and proof of that fact is relevant to prove an element of the offense, or to prove or explain how the crime was accomplished.
  • It is well settled that evidence of other crimes or bad acts of an accused is generally inadmissible in a criminal prosecution. The purpose of this rule is to prevent confusion of offenses, unfair surprise to the defendant and a suggestion of criminal propensity, thus preserving the presumption of innocence.
  • A nonconstitutional error is harmless if it plainly appears from the record and the evidence given at trial that the error did not affect the verdict. An error does not affect a verdict if a reviewing court can conclude, without usurping the jury’s fact finding function, that had the error not occurred, the verdict would have been the same.

Traffic Case – Virginia Attorneys

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Article written by A Sris
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