Tag Archives: 18.2-57

Virginia Firearm & Weapon Charges and Hunting Laws: Defense Lawyer’s Explanation of Brandishing, Reckless Handling of a Firearm, and Hunting Offenses

WHAT IS A FIREARM IN VIRGINIA? Virginia law defines a firearm as an instrument which was designed, made and intended to expel a projectile by means of an explosion. It does not need to be “operable,” “capable” of being fired, or had the “actual capacity to do serious harm.” A deadly weapon is an instrument […]

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? Assault and Battery, or Simple Assault, is class 1 Misdemeanor criminal charge under VA Law 18.2-57. Assault and Battery are punished by a maximum jail sentence of 1 year, a maximum fine of $2,500.00, and full restitution to the victim. First offense […]

Virginia Juvenile Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Explanation of Laws, Penalties and Procedures for Juvenile Charges: Possession of Alcohol by a Minor, Grand Larceny, Petit Larceny, Possession of Marijuana, and Other Offenses

SPECIAL TREATMENT FOR JUVENILES UNDER VIRGINIA LAW Juvenile criminal defense is different under Virginia law from adult criminal defense. Juveniles generally experience more lenient treatment under Virginia Law. Crimes by Juveniles are generally prosecuted as delinquency acts in Virginia Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts. Juveniles are defined by their age for purposes of prosecution: […]

NOT GUILTY Assault on Law Enforcement Officer Felony Charge Va Law 18.2-57 | Alexandria, VA

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA City of Alexandria Circuit Court trial under Va Law 18.2-57 for Felony Assault and Battery on an Alexandria police officer resulted in a NOT GUILTY verdict. The client was facing a mandatory minimum penalty of 6 months in jail if convicted, with a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison if found guilty. Instead […]

Alexandria Assault and Battery Trial Results in Dismissal

ALEXANDRIA, VA Misdemeanor trial for an Assault and Battery charge under Va Law 18.2-57 resulted in a DISMISSAL disposition. § 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 […]

Felony Assault on Law Enforcement Officer Charges REDUCED to Misdemeanor

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA CRIMINAL ATTORNEY’S CASE RESULT Felony Assault on Law Enforcement Officer charge for kicking an Alexandria Police Officer multiple times, was AMENDED and REDUCED to a Misdemeanor charge for Obstruction of Justice, with just a two week sentence to be served over the course of a few weekends. (No a first offense …) Related […]

NOT GUILTY Assault on Family or Household Member in Fairfax Virginia

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA Domestic Assault Attorney Case Result: Domestic assault accusations charged under VA Code 18.2-57.2 for Assault and Battery on a Family or Household Member after wife accused her husband of punching her in the face, bruising her face and causing bleeding nose, resulted in a NOT GUILTY verdict at trial. In the Juvenile and […]

Assault and Battery Charges DROPPED for Insufficient Evidence

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Misdemeanor Assault and Battery charge under VA Code 18.2-57 was DROPPED for insufficient evidence. City of Alexandria General District Court, 520 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia. 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 […]

Representation During Criminal Investigation by Alexandria Police for Assault and Attempted Malicious Wounding Results in NO CHARGES FILED

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY RESULT: Attorney representation during Alexandria Police investigation for a Class 1 Misdemeanor Assault and Battery charge VA Code 18.2-57 and Attempted Malicious Wounding resulted in NO CHARGES FILED. Read more about Attorney Representation here: Attorney Representation During Police Investigation Read more about Assault and Battery Law here: Virginia Assault and […]

Virginia Assault Charge for Road Rage Incident DISMISSED

ARLINGTON / FALLS CHURCH, VIRGINIA ATTORNEY RESULT: Misdemeanor Assault and Battery charge under VA Code 18.2-57 for assaultive contact that took place during a road rage incident was DISMISSED. Falls Church General District Court, 300 Park Avenue, Falls Church, VA. Read more about Assault and Battery Law here: Virginia Assault and Battery Laws and Penalties […]

Assault Charge in Alexandria Virginia DISMISSED at First Court Date for Insufficient Evidence

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA ATTORNEY RESULT: Misdemeanor Assault and Battery charge (VA Code 18.2-57) was DISMISSED at the first court date due to insufficient evidence. General District Court for the City of Alexandria: 520 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314. Read more about Assault and Battery Law here: Virginia Assault and Battery Laws and Penalties – Defense Attorney’s […]

Felony Malicious Wounding Charge in Alexandria Virginia REDUCED and will be DISMISSED

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA ATTORNEY RESULT: Felony Malicious Wounding (Va Code 18.2-51) will result in a DISMISSAL after the charge was REDUCED to Misdemeanor Domestic Assault (Va Code 18.2-57.2) and then set out for DISMISSAL based on good behavior and no contact with the victim. No other penalties or conditions. City of Alexandria Domestic Relations District Court […]

2 Felony Malicious Wounding Charges in Arlington VA DROPPED, REDUCED to Misdemeanor Assault

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 […]

Misdemeanor Assault Charge in Arlington Virginia DISMISSED on First Court Date for Insufficient Evidence

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA ATTORNEY RESULT: Class 1 Misdemeanor Assault and Battery arrest and charge under VA Code 18.2-57 was DISMISSED at the first hearing for insufficient evidence. Arlington County General District Court at 1425 N. Courthouse Rd, Arlington, VA. Read more about Assault and Battery Law here: Virginia Assault and Battery Laws and Penalties – Defense […]

NOT GUILTY of Assault & Battery – Self Defense & Defense of Another

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY TRIAL RESULT: NOT GUILTY verdict in trial of a Class 1 Misdemeanor Assault and Battery Charge under VA Code 18.2-57 – defense of Self Defense and Defense of Others. Fairfax County General District Court, 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, Virginia. Read more about Assault and Battery Law here: Virginia Assault […]

Misdemeanor Assault Charge in Prince William County DISMISSED

ATTORNEY CASE RESULT IN PRINCE WILLIAM / MANASSAS VIRGINIA: Class 1 Misdemeanor Assault and Battery Arrest and Charge (VA Code 18.2-57) was DISMISSED. Read more about Assault & Battery laws and defenses here: Virginia Assault and Battery & Domestic Assault on a Family or Household Member Laws and Defenses Explained by a Virginia Criminal Defense […]

Fairfax Virginia Misdemeanor Assault on a Family or Household Member to be DISMISSED on Appeal to Circuit Court

FAIRFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA: Class 1 Misdemeanor Assault and Battery on a Family or Household Member (VA Code 18.2-57.1) conviction in General District Court was appealed to Circuit Court and will be DISMISSED pursuant to an agreement with the prosecutor. Read more about Domestic Assault here: Virginia Domestic Assault Laws & Penalties: Defense Attorney’s Explanation of […]

Felony Strangulation Charge in Fairfax Virginia REDUCED to Misdemeanor Assault and will be DISMISSED

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA: Class 6 Felony Strangulation charge (18.2-51.6) was AMENDED and REDUCED to a misdemeanor Assault and Battery on a Family or Household Member (VA Code 18.2-57.2), which is scheduled to be DISMISSED. 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 […]

Fairfax VA Domestic Assault Against a Family Household Member Misdemeanor Charge DROPPED at First Appearance

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA ATTORNEY RESULT: Class 1 Misdemeanor Assault and Battery Charge on a Family or Household Member (VA Code 18.2-57.2) was DROPPED at the first appearance. Fairfax County Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court at 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, Virginia Read more about Domestic Assault here: Virginia Domestic Assault Laws & Penalties: Defense Attorney’s […]

Simple Assault Charge 18.2-57 will be DISMISSED

VIRGINIA ASSAULT DEFENSE ATTORNEY TRIAL RESULT: Class 1 Misdemeanor Simple Assault and Battery Charge (VA Code 18.2-57) will be DISMISSED after a year of good behavior and no contact with the victim. Read more about Assault and Battery Law here: Virginia Assault and Battery Laws and Penalties – Defense Attorney’s Explanation of Misdemeanor Charges Under […]

Domestic Assault and Battery Charge was AMENDED and will be DISMISSED in Arlington Virginia

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA: Class 1 Misdemeanor Assault and Battery Charge on a Family or Household Member (VA Code 18.2-57.1) was AMENDED to Simple Assault (18.2-57) and will be DISMISSED after one year of good behavior and completion of an anger management class. Read more about Domestic Assault here: Virginia Domestic Assault Laws & Penalties: Defense Attorney’s […]

Domestic Assault and Battery Misdemeanor Charge DROPPED for Insufficient Evidence

VIRGINIA DOMESTIC ASSAULT ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Class 1 Misdemeanor Assault and Battery Charge on a Family or Household Member (VA Code 18.2-57.2) was DROPPED at the initial hearing for insufficient evidence. 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 […]

Felony Malicious Wounding REDUCED to Misdemeanor Assault w/ NO PENALTIES

VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Felony Malicious Wounding charge (VA Code 18.2-51) was reduced to a Misdemeanor Assault and Battery charge (VA Code 18.2-57) with NO PENALTIES. 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

Charge DROPPED: Misdemeanor Assault and Battery on a Family Member in Arlington Virginia

Arlington County, Virginia: Misdemeanor Assault and Battery on a Family Member Charge (VA Code 18.2-57.1) was DROPPED prior to trial. 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

NOT GUILTY on Appeal of Assault and Battery Charge in Fairfax Virginia

Fairfax, Virginia: We appealed a guilty verdict for an Assault and Battery charge on a family member (VA Code 18.2-57.2) from Fairfax Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court which was handled by another lawyer prior to the appeal and resulted in a Guilty verdict, sentenced to 30 days in jail and restitution for vehicle damage. […]

Felony Malicious Wounding Charge REDUCED to Misdemeanor Assault and Battery in Alexandria Virginia

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 […]

Charge DROPPED: Misdemeanor Assault and Battery in Arlington Virginia

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

Charges DROPPED: Misdemeanor Assault and Battery in Fairfax Virginia

Fairfax, Virginia: Misdemeanor Assault and Battery Charge (VA Code 18.2-57) DROPPED for insufficient evidence. 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

NOT GUILTY of Assault and Battery in Fairfax Virginia

Fairfax, Virginia | Criminal defense attorney case result: Fairfax County Circuit Court trial for an Assault and Battery charge under VA Code 18.2-57, for an alleged assault on a girlfriend, resulted in a Not Guilty verdict. Learn more about Virginia Assault and Battery laws here: Virginia Assault and Battery Laws and Penalties – Defense Attorney’s […]

CHARGE will be DISMISSED: Misdemeanor Assault and Battery in Fairfax Virginia

Fairfax Virginia: Assault and Battery Charge (VA Code 18.2-57) will be DISMISSED after completion of an anger management class and a probation period of two years. NO JAIL TIME, NO CRIMINAL RECORD. Read more about Assault and Battery Law here: Virginia Assault and Battery Laws and Penalties – Defense Attorney’s Explanation of Misdemeanor Charges Under […]

Juvenile’s Felony Malicious Wounding Charge to be REDUCED to Simple Assault w/ NO JAIL

VIRGINIA JUVENILE DEFENSE ATTORNEY CRIMINAL CASE RESULT: Felony Malicious Wounding charge (VA Code 18.2-51) will be reduced to a Misdemeanor Assault & Battery charge (VA Code 18.2-57) with NO JAIL time, and just 50 hours of community service, and probation for 1 year. Read more about Juvenile Criminal Defense here: Virginia Juvenile Criminal Defense Lawyer’s […]