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Criminal – Cocaine – Certificate Of Analysis – Scientist's Knowledge (access required)

Although the appellate court earlier reversed defendant's cocaine and marijuana convictions because the trial court admitted a certificate of analysis that was not mailed in compliance with Va. Code Sect. 19.2-187, on retrial, the scientist who conducted the forensic testing could testify after using the certificate to refresh his recollection. Defendant argues on appeal, as he ...