Thursday, February 20, 2014

Virginia Simple Assault Lawyers Loudoun Violation Code 18.2-57

Virginia Simple Assault Lawyers

In Virginia, simple assault is a criminal offense punishable under Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-57 and is punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor

Below is a sample case of simple assault in Virginia as interpreted by a lawyer in our firm.

Have you been charged with simple assault in Virginia and need a lawyer to defend you? 

Are you concerned about the consequences of being charged with simple assault in Virginia?

Under Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-57,

"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…."

For a lot of our clients, simple assault can result in the loss of their job, their security clearance or even their immigration status.

Don’t risk going to court without a lawyer, if you have been charged with simple assault 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.

Carlton v. Commonwealth

Facts:

Defendant sought review of a decision of the Circuit Court of Loudoun (Virginia), which entered a judgment of conviction against him for Simple assault in violation of Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-57. The trial court overruled defendant's motion for a new trial, as well as his motion in arrest of judgment.

If you are facing a criminal case in Virginia, contact a SRIS Law Group lawyer for help.  You can reach us at 888-437-7747

Holdings:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:

  • Where an accused might have been charged, not only with robbery, larceny and simple assault, but also with assault with intent to maim, etc., all growing out of the same transaction and occurring at the same time; and that if so charged with each of these crimes, or with any of them, and either acquitted or convicted, any further prosecution based upon the same occurrence would be barred, because the accused could not "be put twice in jeopardy for the same offense."
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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