Monday, October 27, 2014

Domestic Violence In Virginia Fairfax Lawyer Violation Code 18.2-57.2

Domestic Violence In Virginia

In Virginia, domestic violence is a criminal offense under Va. Code § 18.2-57.2 and is punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor

Below is a sample case of domestic violence, in violation of Va. Code § 18.2-57.2 in Virginia as interpreted by a lawyer in our firm.

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-57.2 dealing with penalty for Assault and battery against a family or household members states as follows “Any person who commits an assault and battery against a family or household member is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.”

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Miles v. Commonwealth

Facts:

In a domestic violence case in Fairfax, Appellant challenged his bench trial conviction for assault and battery against a family or household member in violation of Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-57.2. (Michie 1995 Repl. Vol. 1997), his third such conviction within 10 years, making it punishable as a Class 6 felony, contending the evidence was insufficient to establish the woman he was convicted of assaulting and battering was a family or household member.

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Holdings:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:

  • Courts construe a statute to promote the end for which it was enacted, if such an interpretation can reasonably be made from the language used. The plain, obvious, and rational meaning of a statute is always preferred to any curious, narrow or strained construction. Although penal laws are to be construed strictly against the Commonwealth, they ought not to be construed so strictly as to defeat the obvious intent of the legislature.
  • In Virginia , the legislature has concluded that assault on a family or household member is more serious than assault on a stranger. Va. Code Ann. §§ 18.2-57, 18.2-57.2.

If you have been charged with a first time offense of domestic violence in Virginia, contact our law firm for help and speak with a lawyer today.

We have client meeting locations in Fairfax Prince William Richmond Loudoun Virginia Beach Fredericksburg Lynchburg.

Our law firm has the necessary experience to assist you with this matter. We will do our absolute best to help you get the best result possible based on the facts of your case.

Disclaimer:

These summaries are provided by the SRIS Law Group. They represent the firm’s unofficial views of the Justices’ opinions. The original opinions should be consulted for their authoritative content.

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