Shoplifting Penalty In Virginia Lawyers Class 6 Felony

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Johnson v. Commonwealth

Facts:

Defendant pled guilty to shoplifting of merchandise valued at less than $ 200, a third or subsequent offense.  The Circuit Court of Fairfax (Virginia) sentenced him to six years in prison, with four years and four months suspended, to be served consecutively to a sentence that he was already serving. Defendant appealed.  He argues that he did not knowingly and voluntarily plead guilty. He also argues the trial court erred in sentencing him to six years in prison (with four years and five months suspended) when the maximum penalty for the offense, a Class 6 felony, was five years. Finally, he argues the trial court abused its discretion in refusing to run any part of his sentence concurrently with the twenty-four months he was already serving on unrelated charges.

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Shoplifting Penalty In Virginia Lawyers Class 6 Felony

Shoplifting Penalty In Virginia Lawyers Class 6 Felony

Holdings:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:
  • The main purpose underlying Va. Sup. Ct. R. 5A:18 is to alert the trial judge to possible error so that the judge may consider the issue intelligently and take any corrective actions necessary to avoid unnecessary appeals, reversals and mistrials. Rule 5A:18 applies to bar even constitutional claims. An appellate court will not consider on appeal a question not properly presented to the trial court unless the record affirmatively shows that a miscarriage of justice has occurred.
  • The maximum punishment for shoplifting, third or subsequent offense, is five years. Va. Code Ann. §§ 18.2-10 and 18.2-104.

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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.