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Oral Arguments of the Supreme Court of Virginia


Feb 13, 2020

 

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Granted Appeal Summary

Case

TALIK R. KING, S/K/A TALIK RASHAUN KING v. COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA (Record Number 190424)

From

The Court of Appeals of Virginia.

Counsel

Sante John Piracci (Lee & Piracci, PLC) for appellant. Kenneth A. Blalock (Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney) for appellee.

Assignment of Error

The judge could not have found that the Commonwealth proved beyond a reasonable doubt that the Defendant knowingly or intentionally possessed a controlled substance where the only evidence linking the Defendant to the contraband was the Defendant’s recent occupancy of a vehicle and where the Commonwealth produced no evidence that the Defendant knew what marijuana smelled like.

Source Document: http://www.courts.state.va.us/courts/scv/appeals/190424.pdf