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DMV documents crime has mens rea element (access required)

Where defendant was convicted of aiding another person to unlawfully obtain documents from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, the jury verdict is set aside because the crime has an implied mens rea element that was not reflected in the jury instructions. The commonwealth may reschedule a trial if it chooses to do so. Overview Davis was ...