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July 08, 2014

Supreme Court of Virginia Adopts Amendments and a New Rule

Effective July 2, 2014, the Supreme Court of Virginia has amended Rules

  • 2:404, Character Evidence Not Admissible to Prove Conduct; Exceptions; Other Crimes;
  • 2:803, Hearsay Exceptions Applicable Regardless Of Availability Of The Declarant (Rule 2:803(10) (a) derived from Code § 8.01-390(C); Rule 2:803(10) (b) derived from Code § 19.2-188.3; Rule 2:803(17) derived from Code § 8.2-724; and Rule 2:803(23) derived from Code § 19.2-268.2);
  • 2:902, Self-Authentication (Rule 2:902(6) derived from Code § 8.01-390.3 and Code § 8.01-391(D));
  • 2A:2, Notice of Appeal;
  • 3A:8, 7C:6, and 8:18, Pleas.

Effective July 2, 2014, the Court has added Rule 2:413, Evidence of similar crimes in child sexual offense cases (derived from Code § 18.2-67.7:1).

Updated: Jul 08, 2014