The importance of procedure in criminal cases has increased dramatically in recent years. The average practitioner is well aware that cases can be won or lost on procedural grounds. This book is therefore designed to aid Virginia practitioners in the handling of a criminal case. It is hoped that through the sequential examination of the various stages of the criminal process from arrest to appeal, the reader will easily be able to find the point of law with which he is concerned.
Ronald J. Bacigal, Virginia Criminal Procedure (1999).