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Criminal – Obstruction Of Justice – ‘Domestic’ Call (access required)

A defendant’s initial refusal to allow a police officer into his home, when the officer responded to a “third party domestic” call, did not constitute obstruction of justice, and defendant’s misdemeanor conviction under Hampton City Code 24-7 is reversed by the Court of Appeals. Because City Code § 24-7 tracks the language of Va. Code § ...