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Oral Arguments of the Supreme Court of Virginia


Oct 1, 2020

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Granted Appeal Summary

Case

HOWARD ALLEN GROFFEL v. COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA (Record Number 191360)

From

The Court of Appeals of Virginia.

Counsel

Ivan D. Fehrenbach (D.R. Dansby, Ltd.) for appellee. Mark R. Herring, Virginia B. Theisen (Office of the Attorney General) for appellant.

Assignment of Error

  1. The Court of Appeals erred when it failed to overturn four of Groffel’s five convictions for violating 18.2-308.1:4 for one act while subject to five protective orders. Such convictions violated Groffel’s Fifth Amendment right to avoid multiple punishments for the same offense.

http://www.courts.state.va.us/courts/scv/appeals/191360.pdf