MISDEMEANOR ASSAULT AND BATTERY STATUTES / PENALTIES
The Assault and Battery / Simple Assault statute are explained in VA Code section 18.2-57. Assault committed with a group is charged under VA Code 18.2-42 as assault or battery by a mob. These types of assault are punished as a class 1 misdemeanor. The maximum jail time is one year, and the maximum fine is $2,500 – in addition to restitution for medical expenses of the victim.