Reckless Driving Virginia Richmond Lawyer Term Imprisonment
Colin v Commonwealth
Defendant was convicted by a jury of robbery, grand larceny from the person, reckless driving, and driving while license revoked, third or subsequent offense. The trial court sentenced defendant to terms of imprisonment. Defendant appealed the convictions to the Court of Appeals of Virginia, which affirmed the circuit court’s judgment. Defendant appealed.
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The Virginia Court made the following holding:
- Robbery is a common law crime in Virginia. It is defined as the taking, with intent to steal, of the personal property of another, from his person or in his presence, against his will, by violence or intimidation. The element of violence need only be slight. Anything which calls out resistance is sufficient.
- When a single act violates two separate criminal statutory provisions, convictions for both crimes will not offend the constitutional guarantees against double jeopardy if each crime requires proof of an element that the other does not.
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