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Virginia Rape Lawyers Fairfax Sexual Battery

Have you been charged with a rape in Virginia?

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Emmanuel v. Commonwealth

Facts:

Defendant was convicted in Fairfax by a jury in the circuit court of rape, in violation of Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-61, and sexual battery. The jury fixed defendant’s punishment. The circuit court confirmed the verdict. The Court of Appeals of Virginia affirmed the judgment of the circuit court. Defendant appealed.

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Virginia Rape Lawyers Fairfax Sexual Battery

Virginia Rape Lawyers Fairfax Sexual Battery

Holdings:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:
  • When a suspected person attempts to escape or evade a threatened prosecution, it may be argued that he does so from consciousness of guilt; and though the inference is by no means strong enough by itself to warrant a conviction, yet it may become one of a series of circumstances from which guilt may be inferred. An attempt to escape or evade prosecution is not to be regarded as a part of the res gestae, but only as a circumstance to be considered by the jury along with the other facts and circumstances tending to establish the guilt of the accused. The nearer, however, to the commission of the crime committed, the more cogent would be the circumstance that the suspected person attempted to escape, or to evade prosecution, but it should be cautiously considered, because it may be attributable to a number of other reasons, than consciousness of guilt.
  • The following test has been adopted to be applied in a criminal case to determine whether nonconstitutional error was harmless. If, when all is said and done, the conviction is sure that the error did not influence the jury, or had but slight effect, the verdict and the judgment should stand. But if one cannot say, with fair assurance, after pondering all that happened without stripping the erroneous action from the whole, that the judgment was not substantially swayed by the error, it is impossible to conclude that substantial rights were not affected. If so, or if one is left in grave doubt, a conviction cannot stand.

We have client meeting locations in Fairfax Prince William Richmond Loudoun Virginia Beach Fredericksburg Lynchburg.

We will do our absolute best to help you get the best result possible based on the facts of your case. Our law firm has the necessary experience to assist you with this matter.

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.

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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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