City of Alexandria, Virginia: Felony Malicious Wounding (VA Code 18.2-51) due to a deep bite during a fight was REDUCED to a Misdemeanor Assault & Battery charge (VA Code 18.2-57). This was a third assault offense on the client’s record, yet client walked away with only two active weeks of jail time to be served […]
Arlington County, Virginia: Misdemeanor Assault and Battery Charge (VA Code 18.2-57) was DROPPED. Read more about Assault and Battery Law here: VIRGINIA ASSAULT LAW | A criminal defense lawyer’s explanation of threatening, assault and battery, malicious wounding & carjacking arrests and charges Related Case Results and Law Blog Articles:Charge DROPPED: Misdemeanor Assault and Battery in […]
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.