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Search & Seizure – Felon In Possession – ‘Right Result, Wrong Reason’ Doctrine (access required)

Applying the “right result, wrong reason” doctrine, the Supreme Court of Virginia reverses a firearms conviction because it was error to affirm denial of a suppression motion on the ground that defendant consented to the seizure of a gun and jacket by requesting a jacket following his arrest on other charges; here, the record shows ...