CaseMAUREEN ANNE BLAKE v. COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
(Record Number 140081)
FromCourt of Appeals of Virginia
CounselAlexis M. Downing (Office of the Public Defender)
Kathleen B. Martin (Office of the Attorney General)
Assignments of Error
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.