Due Process & Criminal Justice
Due process is the principle that the government must respect all of the legal rights that are guaranteed by the Constitution. The ACLU of Virginia protects the right to a fair trial with adequate legal representation and to fair sentencing practices.
News & Commentary
BLOG: Two new reports show Virginia’s civil asset forfeiture laws have encouraged policing for profit, shifting massive amounts of money from the public’s pockets into law enforcement coffers. read more »
PRESS RELEASE: The ACLU of Virginia’s new, free smart phone app – titled Mobile Justice VA – gives users new power to document law enforcement situations for review by ACLU attorneys. read more »
OP ED: In order for BWCs to be an effective tool of accountability and transparency, the culture in the law enforcement agency that deploys them must support both. read more »
PRESS RELEASE: New state law is needed to address an alarming lack of depth and uniformity among policies guiding local police use of body-worn cameras in Virginia, an ACLU of Virginia report has concluded. read more »