Legal Question in Criminal Law in Virginia

If you were charge with a crime and the charge were written up wrong could that be a ground for dismissal?

Asked on 8/15/13, 3:15 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Michael E. Hendrickson Attorney & Counsellor at Law

Probably not (in my opinion), depending upon how great this miswriting

of the crime alleged turned out to be and whatever adverse consequences to the accused that might be credibly attributed to this error (if any at all).

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Answered on 8/15/13, 4:17 pm


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