Class 1 misdemeanor charge for Assault under Va Law 18.2-57, for an attack in Arlington County, a crime that carries a maximum penalty of 1 year in jail, resulted in a DISMISSAL of the charge at the first hearing. Related Public Intoxication charge was DROPPED for insufficient evidence.
§ 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.
Learn more about Virginia Laws, Penalties and Defenses for Assault and Battery Charges here: Virginia Assault and Battery Laws and Penalties – Defense Attorney’s Explanation of Misdemeanor Charges Under VA Code 18.2-57Click to Review all Assault & Battery Case Results
Read more about Arlington criminal defense attorney Marina Medvin, who represented this client and achieved this result.