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Franklin v. Commonwealth

Facts:

Defendants hosted a party for their 16-year-old child at which alcoholic beverages were served.  A police officer responded to a call reporting underage drinking and observed, after driving up the residence driveway, young people in the backyard with beer bottles in their hands. When the young people saw the officer, they began to flee.  The officer then entered the backyard without a warrant and observed numerous empty alcohol bottles.  Defendants contended that the warrantless search violated the Fourth Amendment and that the penalties were illegally imposed.  The trial court and court of appeals disagreed.

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Penalties For Underage Drinking In Virginia Lawyers Alcohol Beverages

Penalties For Underage Drinking In Virginia Lawyers Alcohol Beverages

Holdings:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:
  • The Fourth Amendment protects the curtilage of a house and the extent of the curtilage is determined by factors that bear upon whether an individual reasonably may expect that the area in question should be treated as the home itself. When government agents conduct a search or seizure within protected areas of a dwelling without a warrant such actions are presumptively unreasonable and unlawful unless they are supported by both probable cause and exigent circumstances.

Some of the courts we cover in Virginia:

Fairfax Circuit Court Richmond Circuit Court
4110 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
400 North Ninth Street
John Marshall Courts Building
Richmond, VA 23219
Fairfax General District Court Richmond General District Court
4110 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
920 Hull Street, Northside
Richmond, VA 23224-4070
Fairfax Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court Richmond Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court
4110 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030-4020
Oliver Hill Courts Building
1600 Oliver Hill WaySuite C181
Richmond, VA 23219-1214
Prince William Circuit Court Loudoun Circuit Court
9311 Lee Avenue
Manassas, VA 20110
P. O. Box 55018 E. Market St., 3rd floor
Leesburg, VA 20178
Prince William General District Court Loudoun General District Court
9311 Lee Avenue
Manassas, VA 20110-5586
18 East Market Street
Leesburg, VA 20176
Prince William Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court Loudoun Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court
9311 Lee Avenue
Manassas, VA 20110-5555
18 East Market Street
Leesburg, VA 20176

We have client meeting locations in Fairfax Prince William Richmond Loudoun Virginia Beach Fredericksburg Lynchburg.

We will do our absolute best to help you get the best result possible based on the facts of your case. Our law firm has the necessary experience to assist you with this matter.

We also cover the following courts in Virginia:

Virginia Beach Circuit Court
2425 Nimmo Parkway
Building 10, 4th Floor
Virginia Beach, VA 23456-9017
Virginia Beach General District Court
2425 Nimmo Parkway
Virginia Beach, VA 23456-9057
Virginia Beach Juvenile & Domestic Relations District
Court
2425 Nimmo Parkway, Building 10
Judicial Complex 10 A Municipal Center
Virginia Beach, VA 23456

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Disclaimer:

These summaries are provided by the SRIS Law Group. They represent the firm’s unofficial views of the Justices’ opinions. The original opinions should be consulted for their authoritative content.