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Criminal – Failure To Appear – Willful Conduct (access required)

A defendant who failed to contact his lawyer, stopped taking psychotropic medication and absconded from probation supervision, demonstrated that his failure to appear on other criminal charges was "willful," and his conviction under Va. Code Sect. 19.2-128 is affirmed. The evidence established that defendant failed to appear at the docket call and the review hearing. He ...