Virginia Practice Series: Criminal Procedure, 8th Edition

Ronald J. Bacigal, University of Richmond

On Title Page: Virginia Practice Series, 2007 Edition, Volume 5.


Criminal Procedure provides a comprehensive and concise summary of Virginia criminal procedure, taking you step by step through the state's criminal process, from stop-and-frisk and arrest through pretrial motions, discovery, trial, sentencing, and appeal. This publication offers guidance to both new and experienced criminal law practitioners, and analyzes the issues and rules concerning:

  • The defendant's rights under both the U.S. and Virginia constitutions
  • Arrest, search, and seizure
  • Confessions, identification procedures, right to counsel, and self-incrimination
  • Electronic eavesdropping, application of the exclusionary rule, and other evidentiary issues
  • Pretrial motions, trial practice, sentencing, and judicial review