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Criminal – Appeals – Certification – Suppression Order – Curtilage (access required)

The commonwealth’s failure to comply with the certification requirement of Va. Code § 19.2-400 is not a fatal jurisdictional defect that requires dismissal of this appeal of a trial court’s order suppressing evidence that led to defendant’s indictment for possession of a controlled substance, but on the merits of that question, the appellate court holds ...

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