|The Kaplan Law Firm|
|Think you have the right to basic due process—such as the right to have an attorney, the right to have notice of the charges against you, the right to gather evidence in your favor and to speak in your defense—before you can be convicted of a crime? Not in Virginia, at least according to Amos v. Commonwealth, issued earlier this month by the Virginia Court of Appeals. |
I am often contacted by potential clients and fellow attorneys about pursuing possible class actions in Virginia. Most are unaware of a unique hurdle for potential Virginia class action plaintiffs: Virginia’s prohibition on class actions in state court. Class actions are, however, permitted in Virginia’s federal courts.