Criminal judgment; appeal based on erroneously admitted evidence. (SB1297)

Introduced By

Sen. Tom Garrett (R-Lynchburg) with support from co-patron Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Erroneously admitted evidence; appeal. Provides that when a criminal judgment is appealed based on a claim that the evidence to convict was insufficient because the trial court improperly admitted evidence, the reviewing court shall consider all evidence admitted at trial to determine whether there is sufficient evidence to sustain the judgment. If the reviewing court determines that evidence was erroneously admitted and that such error was not harmless, the case shall be remanded for a new trial. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/15/2013Presented and ordered printed 13101641D
01/15/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/04/2013Committee substitute printed to Web only 13104662D-S1
02/04/2013Failed to report (defeated) in Courts of Justice (6-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2013Incorporates SB1348