Virginia's Judicial System


Appeals Granted


Case

MAUREEN ANNE BLAKE v. COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
(Record Number 140081)

From

Court of Appeals of Virginia

Counsel

Alexis M. Downing (Office of the Public Defender)

Kathleen B. Martin (Office of the Attorney General)

Assignments of Error

  1. The Court of Appeals erred by holding that the parent of a tardy child is criminally liable for failing to "send" his or her child to school, as used in Virginia Code 22.1-254, where the child is enrolled and has zero unexcused absences.
  2. The Court of Appeals erred by holding that knowledge and willfulness were not elements required to sustain Appellant's conviction where the amended arrest warrant specifically alleged knowing and willful conduct.
  3. The Court of Appeals erred by holding that the issues of notice and the constitutionality of Code 22.1-254 were not included in the Assignments of Error.

Date Granted

  06-05-2014