Amonett v. Commonwealth (P)

Neither precedent nor the record supports the appellant’s proposition that police officers’ promises of leniency constitute a binding immunity agreement requiring dismissal of his indictment or rendering his incriminating statements involuntary or otherwise subject to suppression. Because the appellant didn’t provide a transcript of the suppression hearing below, this court can’t say that the circuit court erred in denying the motion to suppress.

In any event, the circuit court correctly concluded that the existence of an immunity agreement was a question of law for the trial court, not the jury.


Amonett v. Commonwealth (P), No. 1613-17-4, Feb. 19, 2019. CAV (Humphreys) from Fairfax (White).

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