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Virginia Fairfax Rape Lawyer Grand Larceny Firearm

Virginia Fairfax Rape Lawyer Grand Larceny Firearm

Campbell v. Commonwealth

Facts:

Defendant appealed his convictions in the Circuit Court for Fairfax (Virginia) for rape, grand larceny, two counts of the felonious use of a firearm while committing murder, and two counts of capital. He also appealed the two death sentences imposed by the jury.

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Virginia Fairfax Rape Lawyer Grand Larceny Firearm

Virginia Fairfax Rape Lawyer Grand Larceny Firearm

Holdings:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:
  • A circuit court is authorized to discharge the jury either when it appears that the jurors cannot agree on a verdict–are hung–or when there is a manifest necessity for such discharge. Va. Code Ann. § 8.01-361. The power to discharge a jury is discretionary and the court must exercise that power carefully, according to the circumstances of the case. The object of the law is to obtain a fair and just verdict, and whenever it shall appear to the court that the jury impaneled cannot render such a verdict, it ought to be discharged, and another jury impaneled.
  • When a jury is unable to reach a unanimous verdict, it is within the sound discretion of the circuit court to determine at what point a mistrial should be granted because the jury is hung. The circuit court is authorized to allow deliberations to continue, in consideration of the seriousness of the matter to the community, and the length and complexity of the trial proceedings. Among the alternatives available to the circuit court is the provision of an Allen charge, reminding the jury of the need to reach a verdict if one can be reached without any individual juror giving up his or her conviction.

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Fairfax Circuit Court

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Fairfax, VA 22030.

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Article written by A Sris
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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