Friday, October 31, 2014

Virginia Assault Lawyers Loudoun Violation Robbery Penalty

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.

Robert v. Commonwealth

Facts:

The Circuit Court of Loudoun (Virginia) convicted defendant of capital murder, use of a firearm in the commission of capital murder, robbery, use of a firearm in the commission of a robbery, assault and conspiracy to commit robbery. Defendant was sentenced based on the future dangerousness predicate. Defendant appealed.

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:
  • Lack of responsiveness is a valid, race-neutral reason for exercising a peremptory strike. In-court observations provide further information about a potential juror and may be incorporated into decisions made by the trial court. For these reasons, the Supreme Court of Virginia gives substantial deference to the decision of the trial court in this area. The trial court's determination that peremptory strikes were not racially motivated will not be disturbed unless the findings are clearly erroneous.
  • In conducting the proportionality review of a death sentence, the applicable test is whether other sentencing bodies in Virginia generally impose the supreme penalty for comparable or similar crimes, considering both the crime and the defendant.

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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