CaseMICHAEL PAUGH v. HENRICO AREA MENTAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES
(Record Number 121562)
FromThe Circuit Court of Henrico County, J. Yoffy, Judge.
CounselCharles Samuels for appellant.
Paul C. Galanides (Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney) for appellee.
Assignments of Error
- The trial court erroneously interpreted Va. Code Section 37.2-821 and Virginia law when considering whether the circuit court hearing was a trial de novo or a review of the special justice's decision.
- The trial court erred in ruling that the entirety of the Pre-Admission Screening Report, hearsay included, should be admitted when Virginia Code Section 37.2-816 states that only the facts therein shall be admitted.
- The trial court erred in ruling that Michael Paugh met the criteria for involuntary commitment at the time the de novo hearing was held.