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Spousal Abuse Laws Virginia Forcible Rape Violation Code 18.2-61

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Spousal Abuse Laws Virginia

Spousal Abuse Laws Virginia

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Johnson v. Commonwealth

Facts:

The Circuit Court of Fairfax (Virginia), entered a final judgment of conviction after it found defendant guilty of the forcible rape of his stepdaughter in violation of Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-61. Defendant appealed.  He contends on appeal that the trial court’s admission of his former wife’s testimony of spousal abuse was error for two reasons. First, he contends the testimony was not probative of any issue in the case and was highly prejudicial “propensity” evidence. Second, he contends that this testimony constituted an impermissible attempt to impeach him on a collateral matter because whether he ever hit his former wife during their marriage was “plainly . . . collateral to the issue of whether he forced or threatened [the victim] to make her engage in sexual relations.”

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Holdings:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:
  • Evidence of other bad acts or crimes is not admissible merely to show a defendant’s predisposition to commit such acts or crimes. However, if such evidence tends to prove any other relevant fact of the offense charged, and is otherwise admissible, it will not be excluded merely because it also shows him to have been guilty of another crime.

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Fairfax Court House Detail:

Fairfax Circuit Court

4110 Chain Bridge Road,
Fairfax, VA 22030.

Fairfax County General District Court

4110 Chain Bridge Road,
Fairfax, VA 22030.

Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court

4110 Chain Bridge Road,
Fairfax, VA 22030-4020.

Article written by A Sris
Sris Law Group
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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.

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