ARLINGTON VIRGINIA ATTORNEY RESULT: Two Felony charges for Malicious Wounding (Va Code 18.2-51), facing a maximum of 40 years in prison as charged, resulted in the DROPPING of one charge, and a REDUCTION of the second charge to a Simple Assault (Va Code 18.2-57) with two and a half days to serve in jail, and with credit for time served.

Arlington General District Court, 1425 N Courthouse, Arlington, VA 22201.

§ 18.2-51. Shooting, stabbing, etc., with intent to maim, kill, etc.
If any person maliciously shoot, stab, cut, or wound any person or by any means cause him bodily injury, with the intent to maim, disfigure, disable, or kill, he shall, except where it is otherwise provided, be guilty of a Class 3 felony. If such act be done unlawfully but not maliciously, with the intent aforesaid, the offender shall be guilty of a Class 6 felony.

§ 18.2-57. Assault and battery; penalty.
A. Any person who commits a simple assault or assault and battery is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor, and if the person intentionally selects the person against whom a simple assault is committed because of his race, religious conviction, color or national origin, the penalty upon conviction shall include a term of confinement of at least six months, 30 days of which shall be a mandatory minimum term of confinement.

Read more about Assault and Battery Law here: Virginia Assault and Battery Laws and Penalties – Defense Attorney’s Explanation of Misdemeanor Charges Under VA Code 18.2-57

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