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Criminal – HO Status – DMV Records – Melendez-Diaz Claim (access required)

A Charlottesville Circuit Court rejects defendant’s Melendez-Diaz claim, and says a DMV record is not testimonial and is admissible without confrontation to prove defendant driver’s HO status, his prior conviction for driving as an HO, and that he had notice of his HO status. When stopped for a traffic violation, defendant admitted he did not have ...