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Criminal – Drug Possession – Valid Prescription – Element Of Offense (access required)

The Court of Appeals rejects defendant’s claim that the Virginia statute articulating an exception to the statute that prohibits possession of a prescription controlled drug without a valid prescription violates defendant’s due process rights by shifting the commonwealth’s burden to defendant to prove he did not have a valid prescription for the three Oxycodone pills ...

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