This article summarizes all published criminal law decisions of the Supreme Court of Virginia and the major criminal law decisions of the Virginia Court of Appeals sitting en banc, issued between July 1, 1997, and July 1, 1998. Due to space limitations, however, the article includes only a few selected published panel opinions of the Virginia Court of Appeals. Also, this article includes a summary df the criminal law opinion from the Supreme Court of the United States which arose from a Virginia case during the period stated above. And finally, this article summarizes the most significant enactments from the 1998 session of the Virginia General Assembly in the field of criminal law.
Marla G. Decker & John H. McLees Jr.,
Annual Survey of Virginia Law: Criminal Law,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
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