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Criminal – Obstruction Of Justice – False Name (access required)

A defendant who ran into the woods as police were investigating as stolen the vehicle defendant had been driving, cannot be convicted of obstruction of justice based on his flight and having originally given police a false name; the Court of Appeals reverses defendant’s conviction under Va. Code § 18.2-460. The commonwealth readily concedes that mere ...

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