CRIMINAL LAWYER CASE RESULT:
Va Law 18.2-57, a class 1 misdemeanor charge for simple Assault that originating from a fist-fight, resulted in DISMISSAL of the charge at the trial date.
§ 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.
§ 18.2-11. Punishment for conviction of misdemeanor.
The authorized punishments for conviction of a misdemeanor are: (a) For Class 1 misdemeanors, confinement in jail for not more than twelve months and a fine of not more than $2,500, either or both.
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
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