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Commonwealth withholds consent to jury waiver (access required)

Where a school principal was indicted for allegedly failing to report suspected child abuse, the charge is criminal in nature. The commonwealth may prosecute the charge and insist on a jury trial. Overview A grand jury indicted defendant, a school principal, for allegedly violating Code § 63.2-1509. For a first offense, the statute provides a $500 penalty ...