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Criminal – Cocaine Possession – Certificate Of Analysis (access required)

A defendant convicted of cocaine possession loses his challenge to the admission of a certificate of analysis without the testimony of the person who performed the analysis. Defendant claims admission of the COA violated the Sixth Amendment's Confrontation Clause. This issue is controlled by Brooks v. Commonwealth, 49 Va. App. 155 (2006). There, under circumstances such as ...

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