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CAV: Court properly admitted past criminal charges (access required)

The circuit court did not err in allowing the government to introduce copies of the defendant’s criminal history, including charges that did not lead to conviction, pursuant to Code § 19.2-295.1. Background Appellant Donald Robinson was tried by a jury on charges of public intoxication and possession of a controlled substance. During jury deliberations, the prosecutor expressed ...