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School Bus Stop Law Charge – Virginia Lawyers

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Justin v. Commonwealth

Facts:

The trial court convicted defendant under Virginia law for unlawfully operating a motor vehicle in a reckless manner. During defendant’s trial for passing a school bus that was discharging passengers at the stop, defendant and another defense witness testified that they had not seen the bus. Defense counsel asked two witnesses for the state how the markings on the bus conformed to the regulations of the State Board of Education (board). The trial court held the questions were improper and immaterial. Defendant was convicted of unlawfully driving a motor vehicle in a reckless manner.

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Holdings:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:
  • One of the most zealously guarded rights in the administration of justice is that of cross-examining an adversary’s witnesses. In Virginia, in criminal cases, it is preserved to the accused by the constitutional guarantee of confrontation. A party called to testify for another, having an adverse interest, may be examined by such other party according to the rules applicable to cross-examination. This applies to criminal cases as well as to civil cases. It is only after the right of cross-examination has been substantially and fairly exercised that the allowance of further cross-examination becomes discretionary with the court. The right, when not abused, is an absolute right and not a mere privilege of a party against whom a witness testifies.
  • Except when modified by statute, the accused in a criminal case is presumed to be innocent until his guilt has been proven beyond a reasonable doubt; the burden rests upon the Commonwealth to establish such guilt, and this burden never shifts. Every material element of the offense charged must be proved in order to find the defendant guilty.

Virginia School Bus Stop Law Defense – Virginia Lawyers

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Article written by A Sris
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