Minor Solicitation Virginia Attorney Richmond Oral Sodomy Sexual Act

Minor Solicitation Virginia Attorney Richmond Oral Sodomy Sexual Act

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Leo v. Commonwealth

Facts:

The Richmond Circuit Court (Virginia) accepted defendant’s conditional guilty plea and entered a judgment that found him guilty of solicitation to commit oral sodomy in violation of Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-29, regarding criminal solicitation, and Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-361, regarding crimes against nature. Defendant appealed.

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Minor Solicitation Virginia Attorney Richmond Oral Sodomy Sexual Act

Minor Solicitation Virginia Attorney Richmond Oral Sodomy Sexual Act

Holdings:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:
  • Where a defendant’s solicitation of consensual sodomy occurs in a public place, and not a private location, he lacks standing to challenge the constitutionality of Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-361.
  • Solicitation of a sexual act is not communicative speech, but rather, non-expressive conduct. Laws prohibiting solicitation are not directed against words but against acts. That is, solicitation is the act of enticing or importuning on a personal basis for personal benefit or gain, and, as such, contains no element of expressive conduct.
  • To the extent that an individual may be held criminally liable for soliciting a violation of Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-361, it is not the individual’s speech that is being prohibited–rather, speech is merely the vehicle through which the solicitation occurs. Because the prohibition against solicitation of sodomy criminalizes conduct, not expression, Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-361–even in conjunction with Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-29–does not directly prohibit speech or other forms of communicative conduct.

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Richmond Court House Detail:

Richmond Circuit Court

400 North Ninth Street,
John Marshall Courts Building,
Richmond, VA 23219.

Richmond-Criminal General District Court

920 Hull Street, Northside,
Richmond, VA 23224-4070.

Richmond-Civil General District Court

John Marshall Courts Building,
400 N. 9th Street, Room 203,
Richmond, VA 23219.

Richmond Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court

Oliver Hill Courts Building,
1600 Oliver Hill Way, Suite C181,
Richmond, VA 23219-1214.

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Disclaimer:

These summaries are provided by the SRIS Law Group. They represent the firm’s unofficial views of the Justices’ opinions. The original opinions should be consulted for their authoritative content.