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Search & Seizure – Felon In Possession – Gun In Waistband – Trip & Fall (access required)

A convicted felon who accidentally dropped a handgun that had been concealed underneath the waistband of his pants cannot suppress the handgun and his conviction under Va. Code § 18.2-308.2(A) on a conditional guilty plea is affirmed; he cannot suppress the handgun by complaining that his initial detention by police was illegal. Police initially encountered defendant ...

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