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Lawyers In Virginia For Underage Possession Of Alcohol Henrico
Lawyers In Virginia For Underage Possession Of Alcohol Henrico

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Jackson v. Commonwealth

Facts:

Defendant was convicted of possession of alcohol by a minor under Va. Code Ann. § 4.1-305 (1950) (amended). Defendant appealed the conviction for underage possession of alcohol in Henrico.  The court found the evidence presented by and testimony of the state trooper to be credible and convincing. The court held there was sufficient evidence of possession because when, as here, the commission of the crime had been fully confessed by the accused, only slight corroborative evidence was necessary to establish the corpus delicti. The court held the odor of alcohol on the minor defendant’s breath provided the necessary corroboration.

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Holdings:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:
  • When the commission of a crime has been fully confessed by the accused, only slight corroborative evidence is necessary to establish the corpus delicti. The odor of alcohol on a minor defendant’s breath provides the necessary corroboration in an action under Va. Code Ann. § 4.1-305 (1950) (amended).

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Henrico Court House Detail:

Henrico Circuit Court

P. O. Box 90775
4301 East Par Road,
Henrico, VA 23273-0775

Henrico General District Court

P. O. Box 90775
4301 East Par Road,
Henrico, VA 23273-0775

Henrico Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court

4201 E. Par Road,
Henrico, VA 23228-2745
P.O. Box 90775,
Henrico, VA 23273-0775

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These summaries are provided by the SRIS Law Group. They represent the firm’s unofficial views of the Justices’ opinions. The original opinions should be consulted for their authoritative content.