20 January 2004

"We nevertheless reiterate that violations of state procedural statutes are viewed by the courts with disfavor."

However, we will strongly encourage such actions by finding that even though the police acted illegally in arresting a Defendant in a city where they clearly had no jurisdiction it is not grounds for supressing evidence gained through the arrest because it is only illegal - not unconstitutional.

Commonwealth v. Coleman

A Chesterfield County case.

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