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Criminal – Bifurcated Trial – Prior Larcenies – Recidivist Statute (access required)

In defendant’s prosecution for concealment as a third or subsequent offense, a Fairfax Circuit Court denies defendant’s motion to bifurcate the guilt phase of the trial under Va. Code §§ 18.2-103 and 18.2-104, in order to preclude introduction of evidence of his prior larceny convictions until the jury has determined his guilt for the ...