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Virginia Assault and Battery Laws and Penalties – Defense Attorney’s Explanation of Misdemeanor Charges Under VA Code 18.2-57

VIRGINIA ASSAULT & BATTERY LAW & PENALTIES What is assault law in Virginia? Virginia groups both assault and battery into a single common statute. “Assault and Battery“, or “Simple Assault“, is class 1 Misdemeanor criminal charge under VA Law 18.2-57. Both assault and battery are punished by a maximum jail sentence of 1 year, a maximum […]

Virginia Criminal Charges for Threatening Harm — VA Law Explained by Criminal Defense Attorney

Threatening Harm – A Crime Under Virginia Law Virginia law criminalizes a written threat (handwritten or computerized) to kill or commit a bodily injury as a class 6 felony offense. This is punishable by up to 5 years in prison. Intent to commit an act of terrorism elevates the threat crime to a class 5 felony. A threat made […]

Threatening Over Telephone Charges DROPPED in Fairfax VA

FAIRFAX VA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Client was accused of cursing and threatening a business over the telephone, a misdemeanor criminal offense under VA Code 18.2-427. Result: criminal charge was DROPPED at first hearing. In the General District Court for the County of Fairfax: 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, Virginia.   § 18.2-427. Use of […]