Tuesday, March 18, 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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For a lot of our clients, domestic violence can result in the loss of their job, their security clearance etc.

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Buck v. Commonwealth

Facts:

Appellant mother appealed form an order the Circuit Court of Fairfax County (Virginia) determining that the mother committed the offense of domestic violence, the child was an abused and/or neglected child and ordering him to be placed in approved foster care with the goal of "return home." The order came after the circuit court and the juvenile court determined that they had jurisdiction over the child for purposes of adjudicating all issues related to the Department's petition..

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Holdings:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:

  • The removal of a child from parental custody pursuant to Va. Code Ann. § 16.1-251 is not a final determination of the child's custody and, therefore, is not appealable. Within five days of taking a child into custody without the court's approval, the Department of Family Services must file a petition alleging abuse or neglect and must obtain an emergency removal order pursuant to § 16.1-251. It is not until the court finds by a preponderance of the evidence that the child is abused or neglected within the meaning of the statute and issues a final disposition order pursuant to § 16.1-278.2 that an appeal may be taken.
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.

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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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