During the past year, the Virginia Court of Appeals continued in its role as the most significant contributor to criminal case law. The court ruled on a myriad of issues; the recurring topics involved arrest and investigatory detention, self-defense, the execution of search warrants, double jeopardy, the admissibility of eye-witness identification, and the circumstances and admissibility of a police interrogation. Also, the court ruled on numerous trial and procedural questions regularly encountered by the circuit courts and criminal practitioners.
Steven D. Benjamin,
Annual Survey of Virginia Law: Criminal Law and Procedure,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
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