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Indigent SVPs have no right to expert at hearing (access required)

Where indigent respondents are sexually violent predators who violated the terms of their conditional release, they had no due process right to an appointed psychological expert to assist them at the hearing. Ruling “The purpose of the [Code § 37.2-913] hearing is to determine whether the respondents violated the conditions of their release and whether these violations ...