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Criminal – Escape – Rule 5A:18 – Written Charge (access required)

Applying the “ends of justice” exception to Rule 5A:18, the Court of Appeals reverses a conviction for escape from custody on a felony because, although defendant had been arrested on suspicion of marijuana possession and was being handcuffed when he struck an officer in the face, defendant had not been formally charged in writing with ...

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