Virginia Rape Lawyers Richmond Forcible Sodomy

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Virginia Rape Lawyers Richmond Forcible Sodomy

Virginia Rape Lawyers Richmond Forcible Sodomy

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Maddison v. Commonwealth

Facts:

Defendant challenged a judgment from the Court of Appeals of Virginia that upheld his conviction in Richmond for breaking and entering with intent to commit rape, and the offenses of forcible sodomy, rape, and robbery. Defendant argued that he had a constitutional right to the appointment of a DNA expert at the Commonwealth’s expense and that the trial court erred by admitting certain statements he made to mental health workers.

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Holdings:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:
  • When a state brings its judicial power to bear on an indigent defendant in a criminal proceeding, it must take steps to assure that the defendant has a fair opportunity to present his defense. This elementary principle, grounded in significant part on the Fourteenth Amendment’s due process guarantee of fundamental fairness, derives from the belief that justice cannot be equal where, simply as a result of his poverty, a defendant is denied the opportunity to participate meaningfully in a judicial proceeding in which his liberty is at stake.
  • In the ordinary case, if a witness under compulsion to testify makes disclosures instead of claiming the privilege, the government has not “compelled” him to incriminate himself. Witnesses who failed to claim the privilege were once said to have waived it, but the court has recently abandoned this vague term, and made clear that an individual may lose the benefit of the privilege without making a knowing and intelligent waiver.

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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.

Article written by A Sris

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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.