Arlington County Drug Possession Virginia

Arlington County Drug Possession Virginia

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King v. Commonwealth

Facts:

The defendant, an attorney, met with a potential client. The potential client was actually a suspect who had made arrangements with the police. The defendant told the potential client that he would represent him and that he would except five pounds of marijuana drug as a retainer. The Circuit Court in Arlington (Virginia) convicted the defendant of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. The defendant appealed.  The Court held that where the evidence showed the passenger’s fingerprint on the smaller bags within the large bag holding the marijuana and where there was a cigarette paper in the larger bag that was not there before with the passenger’s fingerprints, the trier of fact was entitled to infer that the defendant not only intended to resell the marijuana, but that he had actually made a distribution to the passenger.

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Arlington County Drug Possession Virginia
Arlington County Drug Possession Virginia

Holdings:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:
  • The criminal statute of jeofails, Va. Code Ann. § 19.2-227, requires that any objection to an indictment, to be a ground for reversal, be made before verdict. Va. Sup. Ct. R. 3A:9 is even more restrictive, requiring that defenses and objections based upon defects in the indictment be raised only by motion to dismiss made before pleading and at least seven days before trial.
  • A trial judge must exercise reasonable discretion to determine whether he possesses such bias or prejudice as would deny a party a fair trial, but no issue of bias is raised merely by the judge’s familiarity with a party through prior judicial proceedings. The judge should disqualify himself if his impartiality might reasonably be questioned. In exercising his discretion in this regard, the judge must be guided not only by the true state of his impartiality, but also by the public perception of his fairness, in order that public confidence in the integrity of the judiciary may be maintained.

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Arlington Court House Detail:

Arlington Circuit Court

1425 North Courthouse Road,
Arlington, VA 22201.

Arlington General District Court

1425 North Courthouse Road,
Suite 2400, Second Floor,
Arlington, VA 22201.

Arlington Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court

P. O. Box 925,
1425 North Courthouse Rd, Ste 4100,
Arlington County Justice Center,
Arlington, VA 22216.

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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.