Sunday, April 27, 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.

Georgina v. Commonwealth

Facts:

Defendant appealed her convictions for two counts of simple assault and battery of a firefighter, in violation of Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-57, by the Circuit Court of Loudoun (Virginia), claiming that the evidence was insufficient to support her convictions for felonies rather than misdemeanors.

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:

  • Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-57(A) proscribes the offense of simple assault and battery as a Class 1 misdemeanor, but subsection (C) provides heightened penalties for the offense if committed against certain categories of people.
  • To invoke the ends of justice exception when sufficiency of the evidence has been raised for the first time on appeal, an appellant must do more than show that the Commonwealth failed to prove an element or elements of an offense. Otherwise, appellate courts would be required under the ends of justice exception to address the merits of every case where a defendant failed to move to strike the Commonwealth's evidence as being insufficient to prove an element of the 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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