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This latest edition of Virginia Criminal Law and Procedure is the definitive authority on criminal law in the Commonwealth of Virginia, offering comprehensive coverage of substantive crimes, plus the procedural, constitutional, and ethical issues involved in criminal practice. Expert author John L. Costello discusses problems encountered in pretrial, trial, and appellate practice – offering valuable guidance at each stage. From arrest to appeal, Virginia Criminal Law and Procedure is the practice manual criminal lawyers in Virginia can't afford to be without.

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Table of Contents

PART I GENERAL

CHAPTER 1 SOURCES OF LAW IN VIRGINIA

CHAPTER 2 JURISDICTION AND VENUE

PART II CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON

CHAPTER 3 HOMICIDE

CHAPTER 4 ASSAULT, BATTERY, WOUNDING AND MAIMING

CHAPTER 5 SEXUAL AND RELATED OFFENSES

CHAPTER 6 ROBBERY AND EXTORTION

CHAPTER 7 ABDUCTION AND RELATED OFFENSES

PART III TWO HYBRID OFFENSES

CHAPTER 8 ARSON AND RELATED OFFENSES

CHAPTER 9 BURGLARY AND RELATED OFFENSES

PART IV TAKING OFFENSES

CHAPTER 10 LARCENY

CHAPTER 11 EMBEZZLEMENT AND FRAUDULENT CONVERSIONS

CHAPTER 12 OBTAINING PROPERTY BY FALSE PRETENSE

CHAPTER 13 FORGERY, UTTERING, AND CURRENCY OFFENSES

CHAPTER 14 BAD CHECK LAW

CHAPTER 15 COMPUTER AND ELECTRONIC CRIMES

CHAPTER 16 CREDIT CARD THEFT, FORGERY AND FRAUD

PART V INCHOATE OFFENSES: CONSPIRACY, ATTEMPTS AND SOLICITATION

CHAPTER 17 CONSPIRACY

CHAPTER 18 ATTEMPTS

CHAPTER 19 SOLICITATION, THREATS AND STALKING

PART VI HEALTH, SAFETY AND PUBLIC ORDER OFFENSES

CHAPTER 20 DRUGS

CHAPTER 21 OFFENSES RELATED TO DRIVING AND OPERATING VEHICLES

CHAPTER 22 WEAPONS, TERRORISM AND RACKETEERING

PART VII CRIMES AGAINST THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE

CHAPTER 23 PERJURY

CHAPTER 24 BRIBERY AND RELATED OFFENSES

CHAPTER 25 CHAMPERTY, MAINTENANCE AND BARRATRY

CHAPTER 26 CONTEMPT OF COURT

CHAPTER 27 OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE AND RELATED OFFENSES

PART VIII PARTIES AND NON-PARTIES TO CRIMINAL ACTIVITY

CHAPTER 28 PARTIES

CHAPTER 29 CORPORATIONS

CHAPTER 30 LESSER INCLUDED OFFENSES

PART IX DEFENSES

CHAPTER 31 PROTECTED PERSONS--NO CULPABILITY

CHAPTER 32 EXCUSED PERSONS--NO CULPABILITY

CHAPTER 33 DEFENSE OF SELF, OTHERS OR PROPERTY

CHAPTER 34 NOT-GUILTY-AS-CHARGED PERSONS

PART X PROTECTION AGAINST UNREASONABLE SEARCHES AND SEIZURES

CHAPTER 35 THE GENERAL RULE

CHAPTER 36 EXCEPTIONS TO THE WARRANT REQUIREMENT

CHAPTER 37 REQUIREMENTS FOR A VALID SEARCH WARRANT

CHAPTER 38 SPECIAL CASES

CHAPTER 39 THE EXCLUSIONARY RULE

CHAPTER 40 WHO MAY COMPLAIN ABOUT UNLAWFUL SEARCH OR SEIZURE?

CHAPTER 41 PRETRIAL MOTIONS TO SUPPRESS EVIDENCE AND/OR DISMISS CHARGES

CHAPTER 42 ARREST AND BAIL

PART XI THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE SILENCE OR SPEECH

CHAPTER 43 THE PRIVILEGE AGAINST SELF-INCRIMINATION

CHAPTER 44 GRANT OF IMMUNITY TO COMPEL TESTIMONY

CHAPTER 45 IDENTIFICATION PROCEDURES

CHAPTER 46 GUILTY PLEAS

PART XII FINDING THE EVIDENCE

CHAPTER 47 DEFENSE AND CONFRONTATION

CHAPTER 48 THE RIGHT TO COMPULSORY PROCESS

CHAPTER 49 DISCOVERY

CHAPTER 50 EXCULPATORY, IMPEACHMENT & FALSE EVIDENCE

PART XIII LIMITATIONS ON THE POWERS OF GOVERNMENT

CHAPTER 51 DOUBLE JEOPARDY

CHAPTER 52 THE RIGHT TO A SPEEDY TRIAL

CHAPTER 53 THE RIGHT TO CONSTITUTIONAL LAWS

CHAPTER 54 THE SPECIAL PROBLEM OF REGULATING OBSCENITY

CHAPTER 55 NOTICE AND THE RIGHT TO BE PRESENT AT TRIAL

CHAPTER 56 THE RIGHT TO A PUBLIC TRIAL

CHAPTER 57 THE RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY

CHAPTER 58 EQUAL PROTECTION OF THE LAWS

CHAPTER 59 FREEDOM FROM VICARIOUS GUILT--JOINT TRIALS

CHAPTER 60 PRESUMPTIONS, INSTRUCTIONS & THE BURDEN OF PROOF

PART XIV POSTTRIAL ACTIVITIES

CHAPTER 61 MOTIONS AND NOTICES

CHAPTER 62 APPEALS

CHAPTER 63 SENTENCING IN VIRGINIA

PART XV PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY

CHAPTER 64 THE ASSISTANCE OF COUNSEL

CHAPTER 65 EFFECTIVE ASSISTANCE OF LOYAL COUNSEL

CHAPTER 66 COUNSEL'S POWERS AND CLIENT'S RIGHTS

CHAPTER 67 COUNSEL'S SYSTEMIC DUTIES

PART XVI COLLATERAL ACTIVITIES

CHAPTER 68 HABEAS CORPUS

CHAPTER 69 COLLATERAL CONSEQUENCES OF CRIME

CHAPTER 70 THE PROSECUTOR

TABLE OF CASES

TABLE OF STATUTES

INDEX