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Criminal – Sexually Violent Predator – Civil Commitment – Probable Cause (access required)

The Virginia Supreme Court upholds a circuit court decision that respondent may not be civilly committed as a “sexually violent predator” under Va. Code § 37.2-906 based on the commonwealth’s evidence, including contradictory testimony of the commonwealth’s expert Dr. Dennis Carpenter, who first determined respondent was not an SVP, then decided he was; the circuit ...