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Criminal – Obstruction Of Justice – Flight From Police (access required)

Under existing Virginia law, evidence that a suspect ran away from police, without doing anything else, is insufficient as a matter of law to convict a person of misdemeanor obstruction of justice under Va. Code § 18.2-460(A), and the Court of Appeals reverses defendant’s conviction under that statute. While it is the duty of every citizen ...