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Chapter 16.
Evidence and Witnesses
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  • Article 1.
    In General
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  • § 19.2-267
    Provisions applicable to witnesses in criminal as well as civil cases; obligation to attend; summons
    § 19.2-267.1
    Authority of law-enforcement officer to issue summons to witness; failure to appear
    § 19.2-267.2
    Response to subpoena for information stored in electronic format
    § 19.2-268
    Right of accused to testify
    § 19.2-268.1
    Contradiction by prior inconsistent writing (Subdivision (b)(i) of Supreme Court Rule 2:613 derived in part from this section)
    § 19.2-268.2
    Recent complaint hearsay exception (Subdivision (23) of Supreme Court Rule 2:803 derived from this section)
    § 19.2-268.3
    Admissibility of statements by children in certain cases
    § 19.2-269
    Convicts as witnesses (Supreme Court Rule 2:609 derived from this section)
    § 19.2-269.1
    Inmates as witnesses in criminal cases
    § 19.2-269.2
    Nondisclosure of addresses or telephone numbers of crime victims and witnesses
    § 19.2-270
    When statement by accused as witness not received as evidence
    § 19.2-270.1
    Use of photographs as evidence in certain larceny and burglary prosecutions
    § 19.2-270.1:1
    Computer and electronic data in obscenity, etc. cases; access to defendant
    § 19.2-270.2
    Disposition of money, securities or documents seized upon arrest, etc., and pertinent as evidence
    § 19.2-270.3
    Admissible evidence as to identity of party presenting bad check, draft or order
    § 19.2-270.4
    When donation, destruction, or return of exhibits received in evidence authorized
    § 19.2-270.4:1
    Storage, preservation and retention of human biological evidence in felony cases
    § 19.2-270.5
    DNA profile admissible in criminal proceeding
    § 19.2-270.6
    Evidence of abuse admissible in certain criminal trials (Supreme Court Rule 2:409 derived from this section)
    § 19.2-270.7
    Determining decibel level of sound with proper equipment; certificate as to accuracy of equipment
    § 19.2-271
    Certain judicial officers incompetent to testify under certain circumstances; exceptions (Supreme Court Rule 2:605 derived from this section)
    § 19.2-271.1
    Competency of spouses to testify
    § 19.2-271.2
    Testimony of spouses in criminal cases (Subsection (b) of Supreme Court Rule 2:504 derived from this section)
    § 19.2-271.3
    Communications between ministers of religion and persons they counsel or advise (Supreme Court Rule 2:503 derived in part from this section)
    § 19.2-271.4
    Privileged communications by certain public safety personnel
    § 19.2-271.5
    Protected information; newspersons engaged in journalism
    § 19.2-271.6
    Evidence of defendant's mental condition admissible; notice to Commonwealth
  • Article 2.
    Witnesses from or for Another State
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  • § 19.2-272
    § 19.2-273
    Certificate that witness is needed in another state; hearing
    § 19.2-274
    When court to order witness to attend
    § 19.2-275
    Arrest of witness
    § 19.2-276
    Penalty for failure to attend and testify
    § 19.2-277
    Summoning witnesses in another state to testify in this Commonwealth
    § 19.2-278
    Reimbursement for daily mileage to such witnesses; issuance of warrant necessary to make tender
    § 19.2-279
    Penalty for failure of such witnesses to testify
    § 19.2-280
    Exemption of such witnesses from arrest or service of process
    § 19.2-281
    Construction of article
    § 19.2-282
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