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

The Virginia Supreme Court upholds an order finding appellant to be a sexually violent predator, based on treatment records admissible in court as business records. The treatment records in this case can easily pass the tests in McDowell v. Commonwealth, 273 Va. 431 (2007). Dr. Dennis, the commonwealth’s expert witness, testified that “department policy” required the ...

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