Virginia Criminal Practice Forms

Virginia Criminal Practice Forms
Publication Date: January 2015
Electronic Forms: 119
Available Formats: Download, USB Flash Drive or CD-ROM with embedded Microsoft Word forms. A print compilation of all forms is included.
Product #: 800

Information

  • Attorney-Client Relationship
  • Arrest
  • Arraignment and Bail
  • Indictments
  • Motions to Dismiss
  • Bills of Particulars
  • Motions to Suppress or Limit Evidence
  • Identification Procedures
  • Discovery
  • Experts
  • Preliminary Hearings
  • Continuances
  • Subpoenas, Notices, and Other Process
  • Pleas
  • Juries
  • Recusals
  • Separate Trials
  • Sentencing
  • Motions to Reconsider
  • Expungement of Criminal Records
  • Appeals
  • Writs of Actual Innocence
  • DUI and Other Serious Traffic Offenses
  • Juvenile Proceedings
  • Capital Murder Cases

With the full range of Virginia CLE's battle-tested criminal practice forms, you will have at your fingertips the tools to address legal matters ranging from commonplace to unique. Start the process of building the right motion, proposed order, discovery demand, or just about anything the experienced or novice criminal law practitioner might need a form to achieve.

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To make it easy to find the form you need, Virginia CLE's team of attorneys have organized the forms to trace the life of representation. Plus, the forms are keyword searchable. You can view the full text of a form by clicking on its title, or you may also browse the accompanying print reference book. To tailor a form to your specific matter, simply click on the embedded Microsoft Word file.

The forms have been drawn from the following Virginia CLE publications: Defending Criminal Cases in Virginia, Defense of Serious Traffic Cases in Virginia, Juvenile Law and Practice in Virginia, and Trial of Capital Murder Cases in Virginia.


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Table of Contents

CHAPTER LIST

1. Attorney Client Relationship

2. Arrest

3. Arraignment and Bail

4. Indictments

5. Motions to Dismiss

6. Bills of Particulars

7. Motions to Suppress or Limit Evidence

8. Identification Procedures

9. Discovery

10. Experts

11. Preliminary Hearings

12. Continuances

13. Subpoenas, Notices, and Other Process

14. Pleas

15. Juries

16. Recusals

17. Separate Trials

18. Sentencing

19. Motions to Reconsider

20. Expungement of Criminal Records

21. Appeals

22. Writs of Actual Innocence

23. DUI and Other Serious Traffic Offenses

24. Juvenile Proceedings

25. Capital Murder Cases


CHAPTER 1 ATTORNEY CLIENT RELATIONSHIP

    1.1    Fee Agreement Letter
    1.2    Release Of Information Form
    1.3    Codefendants’ Conflict Waiver
    1.4    Cooperative Defense Agreement
    1.5    Initial Client Interview Checklist
    1.6    Motion To Withdraw As Counsel
    1.7    Order Permitting Withdrawal As Counsel

CHAPTER 2 ARREST

    2.1    Form 2.  Statement of Witness for Arrest Warrant (Rule 3A:3)

CHAPTER 3 ARRAIGNMENT AND BAIL

    3.1    Appendix 4-1 Questionnaire For Bail Information
    3.2    Appendix 4-2 Motion To Set/Reduce Bond
    3.3    Appendix 4-3 Motion To Amend Bond
    3.4    Appendix 4-4 Appeal Of Bond Determination

CHAPTER 4 INDICTMENTS

    4.1    Form 4.  Indictments (Rule 3A:6)
    4.2    Motion To Dismiss Indictment

CHAPTER 5 MOTIONS TO DISMISS

    5.1    Affidavit And Agreement Based Upon Accord And Satisfaction
    5.2    Motion To Dismiss Based On Accord And Satisfaction
    5.3    Motion To Dismiss—Statute Of Limitations
    5.4    Motion To Dismiss—Not A Lesser Included Offense

CHAPTER 6 BILLS OF PARTICULARS

    6.1    Motion For A Bill Of Particulars Pursuant To Section 19.2-230
    6.2    Motion For Bill Of Particulars Pursuant To Section 19.2-266.2

CHAPTER 7 MOTIONS TO SUPPRESS OR LIMIT EVIDENCE

    7.1    Motion To Suppress; Motion In Limine
    7.2    Notice And Motion To Suppress
    7.3    Motion To Suppress—Unlawful Search Of Residence
    7.4    Memorandum In Support Of Motion To Suppress Evidence From Unlawful Search Of Residence
    7.5    Memorandum In Support Of Motion To Suppress Evidence From Unlawful Search Of Computer
    7.6    Memorandum In Support Of Motion To Suppress Evidence From Warrantless Search
    7.7    Memorandum In Support Of Motion To Suppress Evidence From Unlawful Stop
    7.8    Motion In Limine To Prevent Prosecutorial Comment
    7.9    Motion In Limine To Prevent Cross-Examination
    7.10    Motion To Quash Search Warrant
    7.11    Motion In Limine—Introduce Defendant’s Whole Statement
    7.12    Motion To Suppress Defendant’s Statements
    7.13    Motion To Suppress Statements—Long Form
    7.14    Motion In Limine To Preclude Testimony Regarding Collateral Evidence
    7.15    Motion In Limine To Exclude 911 Tape
    7.16    Motion In Limine To Limit Presentation Of Photographs

CHAPTER 8 IDENTIFICATION PROCEDURES

    8.1    Motion For Non-Suggestive Identification Procedure
    8.2    Motion To Suppress Unduly Suggestive Identification
    8.3    Memorandum Based On New Jersey V. Henderson

CHAPTER 9 DISCOVERY

    9.1    Motion For Discovery And Inspection—Short Form
    9.2    Motion For Discovery And Inspection—Long Form
    9.3    Notice And Motion To Clarify Commonwealth’s Discovery Obligations
    9.4    Defendant’s Motion To Compel

CHAPTER 10 EXPERTS


    10.1    Motion For Appointment Of Experts
    10.2    Memorandum In Support Of Motion For Appointment Of Experts    

CHAPTER 11 PRELIMINARY HEARINGS

    11.1    Motion For Closure Of Preliminary Hearing

CHAPTER 12 CONTINUANCES

    12.1    Motion For Continuance
    12.2    Continuance Order

CHAPTER 13 SUBPOENAS, NOTICES, AND OTHER PROCESS

    13.1    Form 8.  Subpoena (Rule 3A:12(a))
    13.2    Form 9.  Subpoena Duces Tecum (Rule 3A:12(b))
    13.3    Order To Secure Attendance Of Out-Of-State Witnesses
    13.4    Certificate For Attendance Of Out-Of-State Witness
    13.5    Petition For Certificate For Out-Of-State Witness

CHAPTER 14 PLEAS

    14.1    Form 6. Suggested Questions to Be Put by the Court to an Accused Who Has Pleaded Guilty (Rule 3A:8)
    14.2    Form 7. Suggested Questions to Be Put by the Court to an Accused Who Has Pleaded Not Guilty (Rule 3A:8)
    14.3    Form 11. Misdemeanor Proceedings in District and Circuit Courts (Rule 3A:8(b)(2); Rule 7C:6; and Rule 8:18)

CHAPTER 15 JURIES

    15.1    Juror Questionnaire

CHAPTER 16 RECUSALS

    16.1    Motion For Recusal

CHAPTER 17 SEPARATE TRIALS

    17.1    Motion For Separate Trial As To Charges
    17.2    Motion For Separate Trial As To Codefendant
    17.3    Order Granting Separate Trial From Codefendant

CHAPTER 18 SENTENCING

    18.1    Form 10. Contents of Sentencing Orders

CHAPTER 19 MOTIONS TO RECONSIDER

    19.1    Motion To Reconsider

CHAPTER 20 EXPUNGEMENT OF CRIMINAL RECORDS

    20.1    Petition For Expungement Of Criminal Record
    20.2    Order Of Expungement

CHAPTER 21 APPEALS

    21.1    Notice Of Appeal From Trial Court (Rule 5A:6)
    21.2    Bond For Costs And Suspension On Appeal
    21.3    Affidavit To Withdraw A Criminal Appeal

CHAPTER 22 WRITS OF ACTUAL INNOCENCE

    22.1    Form 12. Petition for a Writ of Actual Innocence
    22.2    Form 12. Petition for a Writ of Actual Innocence Based on Nonbiological Evidence

CHAPTER 23 DUI AND OTHER SERIOUS TRAFFIC OFFENSES

    23.1    Client Intake And Interview Forms
    23.2    Sample Letter Transmitting Fee Agreement
    23.3    Sample Fee Agreement Form
    23.4    Motion To Suppress
    23.5    Memorandum In Support Of Motion To Suppress
    23.6    Notice And Motion For Discovery
    23.7    Order For Discovery
    23.8    Defendant’s Motion To Compel Discovery
    23.9    Motion For Bill Of Particulars (General District Court)
    23.10    Motion For Bill Of Particulars (Circuit Court)
    23.11    Sample Closing Letter
    23.12    Objection To Introduction Of Certificate Of Analysis
    23.13    Sample Letter To Department Of Forensic Science

CHAPTER 24 JUVENILE PROCEEDINGS

    24.1    Letter To Client’s Parent Or Parents When Client Is Detained
    24.2    Letter To Client’s Parent Or Parents When Client Is Free
    24.3    Initial Client Interview Form
    24.4    Form 2_10 Initial Parent Interview Form
    24.5    Medical Records Release
    24.6    Request And Authorization For Educational Records
    24.7    Sample Transfer Report
    24.8    Sample Social History Report
    24.9    Sample Evaluation Summary
    24.10    Example Of Psychological Evaluation
    24.11    Sample Substance Abuse Evaluation
    24.12    Petition Pursuant To § 16.1-285.1(F)
    24.13    Serious Offender Progress Report

CHAPTER 25 CAPITAL MURDER CASES

    25.1    Motion For Change Of Venue
    25.2    Memorandum In Support Of Motion For Change Of Venue
    25.3    Motion For Bill Of Particulars
    25.4    Memorandum In Support Of Motion For A Bill Of Particulars
    25.5    Motion For Discovery And Inspection
    25.6    Memorandum In Support Of Discovery Motion
    25.7    Motion For Appointment Of Forensic Expert
    25.8    Memorandum In Support Of Motion For Appointment Of Forensic Expert
    25.9    Motion For Appointment Of Expert Investigator
    25.10    Memorandum In Support Of Motion For Appointment Of An Expert Investigator
    25.11    Motion For Appointment Of An Expert On Conditions Of Incarceration And/Or To Proffer Evidence On                           Conditions Of Incarceration
    25.12    Memorandum In Support Of Motion For Appointment Of An Expert On Conditions Of Incarceration
    25.13    Memorandum Of Law Regarding Defendant’s Right To Make Ex Parte Applications
    25.14    Motion For Individual And Sequestered Voir Dire
    25.15    Memorandum In Support Of Motion For Individual And Sequestered Voir Dire
    25.16    Motion For Additional Peremptory Challenges
    25.17    Memorandum In Support Of Motion For Additional Peremptory Challenges
    25.18    Motion To Dismiss Jury And Re-Impanel Venire
    25.19    Motion In Limine To Have The Defendant Presented In The Courtroom Not In Handcuffs And Jail Uniform
    25.20    Motion In Limine To Limit The Presence Of Law Enforcement Personnel In The Courtroom
    25.21    Motion To Enjoin Law Enforcement Officers From Wearing Uniforms In Courtroom While Sitting As                              Spectators, Or Grant Other Appropriate Relief
    25.22    Memorandum Of Law In Support Of Motion To Enjoin Law Enforcement Officers From Wearing Uniforms In                  The Courtroom As Spectators
    25.23    Motion To Declare The Virginia Capital Murder And Death Penalty Statutes Unconstitutional
    25.24    Memorandum In Support Of Defendant’s Motions To Declare The Virginia Capital Murder And Death                              Penalty Statutes Unconstitutional And To Prohibit The Imposition Of The Death Penalty

 

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