CRIMINAL ATTORNEY CASE RESULT:
Arrest under VA Law 18.2-57.2, a misdemeanor charge for Assault and Battery on a Family or Household Member in Fairfax County, resulted in a NOT GUILTY trial verdict.
VA Law 18.2-57.2 classifies domestic assault as a class 1 misdemeanor punishable by up to 1 year in jail, a $2500 fine, supervised probation, and various behavioral classes.
Trial attorney: Marina Medvin | Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court for the County of Fairfax: 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, Virginia.
Virginia Law § 18.2-57.2 – Assault and battery against a family or household member; penalty.
B. Upon a conviction for assault and battery against a family or household member, where it is alleged in the warrant, petition, information, or indictment on which a person is convicted, that such person has been previously convicted of two offenses against a family or household member of (i) assault and battery against a family or household member in violation of this section, (ii) malicious wounding or unlawful wounding in violation of § 18.2-51, (iii) aggravated malicious wounding in violation of § 18.2-51.2, (iv) malicious bodily injury by means of a substance in violation of § 18.2-52, (v) strangulation in violation of § 18.2-51.6, or (vi) an offense under the law of any other jurisdiction which has the same elements of any of the above offenses, in any combination, all of which occurred within a period of 20 years, and each of which occurred on a different date, such person is guilty of a Class 6 felony.
Read more about Domestic Assault here: Virginia Domestic Assault Laws & Penalties: Defense Attorney’s Explanation of Va Code 18.2-57.2 Assault and Battery Against a Family or Household Member