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CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

(P) Passed (F) Failed (V) Vetoed (I) Incoporated into other legislation
(C) Carried over from 2004 Session
(CD) Carried over from 2004 session but died in committee on or before December 10th


Address Confidentiality Program; established to protect victims of domestic violence. Adding  2.2-515.2. (Patron-Miller, HB 2876 (F))
Advance directives; spouse or relative over 18 years of age may witness. Amending  54.1-2982 and 54.1-2984. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 2584 (Chapter 186))
Affidavit of chain of custody; allows admission into evidence by law-enforcement officer. Adding  19.2-268.3. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 1511 (F))
Arrest; issuance of warrant, execution. Amending  19.2-76. (Patron-Armstrong, HB 1073 (CD))
Arrest; may confer with officer by telephone or radio to discuss probable cause for warrant. Amending  19.2-54 and 19.2-72. (Patron-Bell, HB 2258 (F))
Bail; denied due to multiple sex offenses. Amending  19.2-120. (Patron-Black, HB 1542 (Chapter 132); Hurt, HB 2643 (F))
Bail bondsmen; restriction of releasing person already on secure bond. Amending  19.2-123. (Patron-Griffith, HB 2313 (F))
Blood alcohol tests in civil cases; admissibility of written results. Amending  19.2-187.02. (Patron-Griffith, HB 2319 (I) See HB2118)
Blood alcohol tests in civil cases; admissibility of written results. Amending  19.2-187.02; adding  8.01-413.02. (Patron-Ware, O., HB 2118 (Chapter 801))
Bonds; change in length of time defendant has to appear in court, forfeiture for failure to appear. Amending  19.2-143. (Patron-Griffith, HB 2315 (Chapter 585))
Burglary; added to list of offenses that apply to “three strikes” law. Amending  19.2-297.1. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 2587 (F))
Capital murder cases; removes “default” life sentence in event jury cannot agree. Amending  19.2-264.4, 19.2-266.2 and 19.2-398. (Patron-Bell, HB 2773 (F))
Central Criminal Records Exchange; change in powers and duties of local law-enforcement agency and State Police. Amending 19.2-390; adding  19.2-390.02. (Patron-Moran, HB 2632 (Chapter 187); Stolle, SB 1164 (Chapter 229))
Circuit court cases; may appeal on speedy trial grounds. Amending 19.2-398. (Patron-Moran, HB 2778 (I) See HB1977)
Circuit courts; dismissal of warrants, etc., pretrial appeal in felony case may be taken by State. Amending  19.2-266.2 and 19.2-398. (Patron-Janis, HB 1977 (Chapter 622))
Civil and criminal cases; testimony of husband and wife. Amending  8.01-398 and 19.2-271.2. (Patron-Johnson, HB 2174 (Chapter 809))
Conservation officers; change of powers. Amending  10.1-117 and 19.2-81. (Patron-Shuler, HB 2086 (Chapter 88))
Conservators of the peace; includes attorneys for Commonwealth. Amending  19.2-12. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 1666 (Chapter 372))
Conservators of the peace; law-enforcement officers are exempt from registration and bonding requirements. Amending  19.2-13. (Patron-Hanger, SB 1013 (Chapter 498))
Court-appointed counsel; compensation. Amending  19.2-163. (Patron-Reese, HB 1516 (I) See HB1596)
Court-appointed counsel; increase of compensation when defending certain cases. Amending  19.2-163. (Patron-McDonnell, HB 2814 (F))
Court-appointed counsel; increases compensation. Amending 19.2-163. (Patron-Black, HB 1596 (F))
Criminal cases; disclosure of mental health expert testimony. Amending  19.2-169.5. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 2678 (Chapter 428))
Criminal cases; notice to defendant 14 days prior to trial if introducing prior convictions. Amending  19.2-295.1. (Patron-Bell, HB 2264 (F))
Criminal cases; reports and records of Chief Medical Examiner to be received as evidence. Amending  19.2-188. (Patron-Athey, HB 2328 (F))
Criminal cases; sentencing proceeding by jury after conviction. Amending  19.2-295.1. (Patron-Frederick, HB 1169 (CD))
Criminal cases; testimony of husband and wife. Amending  8.01-398 and 19.2-271.2. (Patron-Johnson, HB 352 (CD))
Criminal history record information; allows free check for councils of Boy and Girl Scouts. Amending  19.2-389. (Patron-Fralin, HB 2301 (Chapter 175))
Criminal history record information; allows free check for Crime Stoppers, Solvers or Line program board member. Amending 19.2-389. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 1676 (Chapter 149))
Criminal history records; dissemination of information. Amending 19.2-389. (Patron-Albo, HB 1799 (F))
Criminal history records check, national; only one set of fingerprints needs to be provided by prospective employee. Amending  19.2-392.02. (Patron-Ticer, SB 895 (Chapter 217))
Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund; various changes to allowances. Amending  16.1-301, 19.2-368.5, 19.2-368.10 and 19.2-368.11:1; adding  19.2-368.5:2. (Patron-Howell, SB 1131 (Chapter 683))
Criminal Justice Academy Training Fund, Regional; requires each locality to receive no less than total amount of fees collected for deposit thereto. (Patron-Carrico, HB 2892 (F))
Criminal Justice Services Board; increase of members. Amending 9.1-108. (Patron-Devolites Davis, SB 988 (Chapter 672))
Criminal penalties; revision throughout Code. Amending 8.01-44.4, 9.1-902, 9.1-908, 9.1-910, 16.1-69.48:1, 16.1-260, 16.1-269.1, 17.1-275.1, 17.1-275.2, 17.1-275.7, 17.1-805, 18.2-9, 18.2-10, 18.2-25, 18.2-31, 18.2-32, 18.2-46.1, 18.2-46.5, 18.2-46.6, 18.2-49, 18.2-49.1, 18.2-53, 18.2-53.1, 18.2-54.1, 18.2-54.2, 18.2-55, 18.2-57, 18.2-57.02, 18.2-57.2, 18.2-67.1, 18.2-67.2, 18.2-67.9, 18.2-67.10, 18.2-128, 18.2-144, 18.2-147.1, 18.2-289, 18.2-300, 18.2-370.2, 18.2-427, 18.2-481, 19.2-163, 19.2-215.1, 19.2-218.1, 19.2-218.2, 19.2-264.4, 19.2-270.1, 19.2-297.1, 19.2-298.01, 19.2-299, 19.2-303.4, 19.2-327.2, 19.2-327.3, 19.2-335, 19.2-336, 53.1-40.01, 53.1-131.2, 53.1-151, 54.1-2989 and 63.2-1719; adding 18.2-47.1 through 18.2-47.5, 18.2-48.01, 18.2-48.02, 18.2-51.01 through 18.2-51.05, 18.2-52.01 and 18.2-52.02; repealing 18.2-47, 18.2-48, 18.2-48.1, 18.2-51, 18.2-51.1, 18.2-51.2 and 18.2-67.2:1. (Patron-Albo, HB 1053 (CD))
Criminal records; eligibility for expungement of police and court records. Amending  19.2-392.2. (Patron-Watkins, SB 1302 (F))
Criminal records; payment for certain expungements. Amending 19.2-392.2. (Patron-Reese, HB 1584 (F))
Criminal trials; hospitalization of mentally ill defendants. Amending  19.2-169.6, 19.2-176 and 19.2-177.1. (Patron-Edwards, SB 640 (CD); Edwards, SB 714 (F))
Deadman’s Statute; increases amount of admissible evidence when party incapable of testifying. Amending  8.01-397. (Patron-Obenshain, SB 481 (CD))
Death penalty; changes in provisions. Amending  18.2-8, 18.2-10, 18.2-22, 18.2-25 and 19.2-152.2. (Patron-Hargrove, HB 1879 (F))
Death penalty; moratorium on execution of prisoners. (Patron-Marsh, SB 915 (F))
Death penalty; prohibited for pregnant women. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 134 (CD))
Death penalty; restricted to those age 18 or older. Amending 18.2-10. (Patron-Callahan, HB 1975 (F); Ticer, SB 1078 (F))
Defendant in circuit court; counsel may provide with presentence report. Amending  19.2-299. (Patron-Hurt, HB 2647 (Chapter 188); Norment, SB 910 (Chapter 219))
Deferred disposition; allows for expungement of criminal record. Amending  19.2-392.1 and 19.2-392.2. (Patron-Marrs, HB 2201 (F))
Detention center incarceration program; shall not be imposed as an addition to an active sentence. Amending  19.2-316.2. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 2114 (Chapter 580); Stolle, SB 1168 (Chapter 512))
Diversion center incarceration program; shall not be in addition to an active sentence. Amending  19.2-316.3. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 2920 (Chapter 604))
Domestic violence or sexual assault; privileged communications between victims and advocates. Adding  8.01-400.3 and 19.2-271.4. (Patron-Moran, HB 2802 (F))
Driving under influence of alcohol or drugs; if person taken to medical facility, arresting officer may issue summons on premises. Amending  19.2-73. (Patron-McDonnell, HB 2668 (Chapter 425))
Driving under influence of alcohol or drugs; reimbursement of expenses related to arrest. Amending  15.2-1716. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 1739 (F))
Embezzlement by public official of public funds; penalty. Adding 18.2-112.1. (Patron-Reynolds, SB 192 (CD))
Embezzlement by public official of public funds; penalty. Amending  18.2-112. (Patron-Hurt, HB 2653 (F))
Evidence; chain of custody form attested to by employee of law-enforcement agency responsible for custody thereof. Adding  19.2-188.3 and 19.2-188.4. (Patron-Norment, SB 908 (F))
Evidence, human biological; Division of Forensic Science to store, preserve, etc., and to develop an inventory for felony cases. Amending  19.2-270.4:1. (Patron-Marsh, SB 808 (F))
Facial recognition technology; definition, regulations of use. Adding  19.2-70.4 through 19.2-70.7. (Patron-Griffith, HB 2353 (F))
Felonies; DNA analysis of arrestees for solicitation of prostitution or drug offense. Amending  19.2-310.2:1. (Patron-Miles, HB 1639 (F))
Felons; speedy trial deadline extended due to natural disaster, strike, etc. Amending  19.2-243. (Patron-McDougle, HB 2306 (I) See HB2663)
Felons; time limitation for trial if accused in another jurisdiction. Amending  19.2-243. (Patron-Shannon, HB 1858 (I) See HB2663)
Felons; what constitutes arrest for purposes of compliance with speedy trial. Amending  19.2-243. (Patron-Janis, HB 1976 (I) See HB2663; McDonnell, HB 2663 (Chapter 650))
Felony cases; sentencing guidelines for revocation of suspension of sentence or probation. Adding  19.2-306.1. (Patron-Stolle, SB 1155 (F))
Felony cases; suspension or modification of sentence for cooperation with prosecution. Amending  19.2-303. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 522 (CD); Cosgrove, HB 1675 (F))
Felony cases; transmission of prisoner orders. Amending  19.2-310. (Patron-Norment, SB 238 (CD))
Felony convictions; issuance of writ of actual innocence based on nonbiological evidence. Adding  19.2-327.10 through 19.2-327.14. (Patron-Marsh, SB 218 (CD))
Felony convictions; issuance of writ of actual innocence for nonbiological evidence. Amending  19.2-327.10, 19.2-327.11 and 19.2-327.13. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 1805 (F))
Felony convictions; issuance of writ of actual innocence for nonbiological evidence. Amending  19.2-327.10 and 19.2-327.11. (Patron-Marsh, SB 914 (F))
Fingerprints; increases fees for noncriminal prints. Amending 19.2-392. (Patron-Brink, HB 1869 (F); Ticer, SB 1084 (Chapter 347); Whipple, SB 1101 (I) See SB1084)
Firearms; sentencing guideline point enhancements for certain crimes in certain localities. Adding  19.2-298.02. (Patron-Watkins, SB 986 (F))
Foreign orders; records from electronic communication service providers to comply with search warrants issued in other states. Amending  19.2-70.3. (Patron-Mims, SB 1021 (F))
Forfeiture of property; allows alternative property to be seized in cases where a defendant’s property is to be seized because of terrorism. Adding  19.2-386.32. (Patron-Howell, SB 863 (F))
Freedom of Information Act; exempts certain records of active investigations being conducted by Department of Criminal Justice Services. Amending  2.2-3705.3. (Patron-Scott, J.M., HB 2729 (Chapter 601))
Graffiti ordinance; mandatory minimum fine and jail. Amending 15.2-1812.2. (Patron-McDougle, HB 1877 (Chapter 614))
Graffiti violations; use of multijurisdiction grand jury. Amending  19.2-215.1. (Patron-McDougle, HB 1873 (F))
Habeas corpus; attorney’s delayed appeal in criminal cases, petition limitations. Amending  8.01-654; adding  19.2-321.1 and 19.2-321.2. (Patron-Albo, HB 2628 (Chapter 836))
Habeas corpus; inadequacy of counsel allegation waives attorney-client privilege. Amending  8.01-654. (Patron-Hurt, HB 2829 (F))
Illegal aliens; authority of law-enforcement officers to arrest. Amending  19.2-81.6. (Patron-Parrish, HB 1837 (F))
Illegal manufacturing of controlled substances; court to order defendant to pay for removal and remediation associated therewith. Amending  19.2-305.1. (Patron-Weatherholtz, HB 2595 (Chapter 591))
Indigent Defense Commission; regulation for appointment of chairman. Amending  19.2-163.02. (Patron-McDougle, HB 2305 (Chapter 176))
Indigent Defense Commission; required to report periodically to State Crime Commission and various other committees. Amending 19.2-163.01. (Patron-Stolle, SB 1165 (Chapter 230))
Indigent Defense Commission, Executive Director of; added as member of Criminal Justice Services Board. Amending  9.1-108. (Patron-Albo, HB 2627 (Chapter 594))
Judges; prohibited from ex parte examinations of witnesses or evidence, exception. Adding  19.2-268.3. (Patron-Bell, HB 2261 (F))
Jurors, deaf and hearing-impaired; allows an interpreter in jury room. Amending  8.01-384.1 and 19.2-164.1. (Patron-Mims, SB 1300 (F))
Juveniles; emergency hospitalization prior to trial. Amending 16.1-340, 16.1-341, 16.1-342, 16.1-345 and 16.1-346.1. (Patron-Cuccinelli, SB 1070 (Chapter 346))
Law-enforcement officers; may detain person suspected of criminal activity. Adding  19.2-82.1. (Patron-Mims, SB 1207 (F))
Magistrates; retired may be eligible to serve as substitute. Amending  19.2-35. (Patron-Mims, SB 834 (F))
Misdemeanors; law-enforcement officer may transfer issuance of summons to full arrest if believes person will flee. Amending 19.2-74. (Patron-Mims, SB 1020 (F))
Misdemeanors; possession of warrant by law-enforcement officer not necessary when making arrest. Amending  19.2-81. (Patron-Scott, E.T., HB 2808 (Chapter 435))
Multijurisdiction grand jury; includes robbery within investigative functions. Amending  19.2-215.1. (Patron-Janis, HB 1619 (F))
Pilot regional appellate office; to include within public defender’s office in City of Chesapeake. Amending  19.2-163.04. (Patron-Melvin, HB 2528 (F))
Pregnant inmates; prohibits execution. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 1812 (Chapter 155))
Pretrial appeal; defense to file objections on speedy trial or double jeopardy grounds in writing seven days before trial. Amending  19.2-266.2 and 19.2-398. (Patron-McDonnell, HB 2813 (I) See HB1977)
Pretrial motions and appeals; defense to file objections on speedy trial or double jeopardy grounds in writing seven days before trial. Amending  19.2-266.2 and 19.2-398. (Patron-Obenshain, SB 1177 (Chapter 694))
Probation officers; defendant shall have right of attorney present during presentence interview. Amending  19.2-299. (Patron-Griffith, HB 1987 (F))
Public defender’s office; establishment in Arlington County and City of Falls Church. Amending  19.2-163.2. (Patron-Ebbin, HB 950 (CD); Whipple, SB 450 (CD))
Public defender’s office; establishment in City of Chesapeake. Amending  19.2-163.2. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 34 (CD))
Public defender’s office; establishment in City of Hampton. Amending  19.2-163.2. (Patron-Gear, HB 1454 (CD))
Public defender’s office; establishment in City of Newport News. Amending  19.2-163.2. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 583 (CD))
Restitution; provision for paying interest. Amending  19.2-305.4. (Patron-Armstrong, HB 2006 (Chapter 79); Reynolds, SB 695 (Chapter 14))
Sex crimes against children; allows evidence of defendant’s prior conviction thereof in similar case. Adding  19.2-270.7. (Patron-Edwards, SB 1280 (F))
Sex offenders; numerous changes authorizing release of information to Attorney General. Amending  9.1-101, 19.2-389, 19.2-389.1, 37.1-70.1, 37.1-70.2, 37.1-70.4, 37.1-70.5, 37.1-70.6, 37.1-70.9, 37.1-70.10 and 37.1-70.13; adding  37.1-70.20. (Patron-Griffith, HB 1997 (Chapter 914))
Sexually abnormal offense; who may conduct mental evaluation of person convicted. Amending  19.2-301. (Patron-Griffith, HB 1986 (F))
Subpoenaed documents; provides that all copies will be available upon request to any party. Amending  8.01-417. (Patron-Mims, SB 827 (Chapter 211))
Trials; dismissal of action by nonsuit. Amending  8.01-380. (Patron-Cuccinelli, SB 141 (CD))
Trials; exclusion of witnesses. Amending  19.2-265.1. (Patron-Mims, SB 1022 (F))
Wire, electronic or oral communications; redefines jurisdiction for purposes of interception. Amending  19.2-61, 19.2-66, 19.2-68 and 19.2-70.2. (Patron-Weatherholtz, HB 2869 (Chapter 934))
Witness summons; payment of costs and expenses to physicians. Amending  8.01-407. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 495 (CD))
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