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Firearms Statute Allows Proof of Multiple Priors (access required)

Although a Virginia statute prohibits firearm possession by a person “previously convicted of a violent felony,” the trial court did not err in allowing proof of five prior convictions to prove the possession offense, and the Supreme Court of Virginia affirms defendant’s conviction under Va. Code § 18.2-308.2(A). Where the existence of one or more prior ...

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